Oregon was fabulous! We did all the things we were going to do and even threw in a few changes. We'll definitely be back to see the things we missed the first time around. Hiking and horseback riding and dune-buggy riding and beautiful scenery made the trip fantastic. Wine country and Portland shopping didn't hurt either. Plus the weather was with us every step of the way....except for two very cold nights in Crater Lake.
I came home relaxed and happy to be in my own bed.....or at least my own home. We were happy to see our bed but our bed was not happy to see us.
The first night home, as Andrew characteristically flopped himself down onto his pillow, the bed collapsed. The side board actually split in half. Somehow the screws that hold the board were not entirely screwed in and well...
You know you've been 'trying' for too long when your hardware starts to give out. Last week I would have sworn that my sanity would go first but apparently I am more resilient than the bed....or perhaps I just have better support. :P
Regardless, the bed will get fixed and I will go on with my mission for a full life. I'm going to sign up for piano lessons tomorrow and I really look forward to it. It's not an answer to life fulfillment but I think it's a step in the right direction.
I want to be loud. I want to be fun. I want to expend all this energy in some way that reflects a part of me. Writing does that to some extent but it's a very quiet activity. I do a lot of quiet activities. I'm ready to make some noise.