Saturday, August 20, 2011

Home again, home again?

View of Mt. Rainier as I waited in SeaTac for my flight to Frankfurt

The mountain "was out," as Pacific Northwesterners put it, for my departure from Olympia last Tuesday.

I was homeward bound again...or was I leaving home?

I have spent every summer in Olympia for 11 years now, and somehow those 5 to 6 week stays always seem like about half of my year.

This year, I'm experiencing something new: coming home alone. My husband and eldest daughter are travelling in New York City; my youngest daughter is enjoying the Côte d'Azur and Barcelona with friends.

I was not so happy about this state of affairs when I had to drag my tired self and lug two suitcases from Toulouse-Blagnac to Rodez, but settling in with no particular demands on my time has been nice.

It has, at least, given me time to toy with the idea of getting back to writing on this blog.


  1. Nothing like a sunny day in Seattle with the mountain out. Such amazing views!
    Enjoy the time to yourself and I hope you find the time and passion to start writing again.
    Enjoy the end of your summer!

  2. Betty, it's good to see you back. Do hope you find a way of blogging which gels comfortable & creative :)
    Am having another go at daily blogging myself after a long break. Missed 1 day so far this month, but it didn't seem to matter.

  3. @loulou @Betty: Thank you for your kind comments! I was thrilled even to get any comments after such a long absence. Perhaps inspiration will ensue...

  4. I'll join the chorus of those looking forward to seeing you share more words and images, Betty. You've always been one of the good ones.

    What an amazing view from the airport! I've flown through SeaTac a number of times and never got anything close to this. About the only thing that is even in the same orbit MIGHT be this one (but I doubt it!):

    Looking forward to more...welcome back!

  5. Btw 'gels' was supposed to be 'feels.' This is one weird spellcheck on this phone!!

  6. @Betty I kind of liked "gels" myself, I thought it was quite poetic and creative!

  7. great shot .... missed going to oly this year - maybe next?????

  8. Haven't been reading you for a while, but glad to today. You make me wanna go to the US (yeah, being french, I've been to Rodez, Cote d'Azur...).

  9. Thanks for your comment, Cindy. As you can see, I sure didn't get back to writing this blog -- I'm even surprised to see I posted something little over a month ago! I'll stop by "your place" to see what's happening...

  10. I'm back blogging . . . maybe! Hi Betty; how did your daughters do in the high weather in Brooklyn?