Have I mentioned that I will be in the Northwest later this week??? I am so excited, I could just about burst!! The main reason for my trip is to get my grandmother and move her here to Kansas, where I live ... but I can't go to the NW without doing lots of other things! So, we are flying into Portland where we will visit with my best friend from grade school (kind of weird to think about being friends with someone for 28 years - we played soccer together in Kindergarten!) and check out the new Ikea store!! I am very excited to see the new store! We will also get to see one of my Uncles and his wife that I haven't seen for years! Then we will drive up to Seattle and get everything together for the big move! I will of course be making time to visit the A Muse store (I am hearing beautiful music in my head, like when someone in a movie comes out of the dessert and finally reaches his destination). I just love it there - if you have never been to the store, you have to check it out! Linda and the girls are so incredibly friendly ... it just feels like home in there! Sometimes, I dream about it! Okay, I really am a junkie! I will take lots of pictures and share them with you when I get back next week!