My life is flippin' awesome.
How can it not be when you start your morning off with a free breakfast on the outside patio overlooking the Columbia River?
How can it not when you see a sign for a lavender farm and decide to stop to take a look?
And find poppies in bloom, too?
How can it not be when you stop at a fruit stand that also sells bakes goods, like the marionberry hand pie?
How can it not be when you get as close to Mt. Hood as you'll ever get?
How can it not be when you get to see Timberline Lodge, the hotel that was seen in The Shining?
How can it not be when, while at Timberline Lodge, search and rescue crews work on the ground and the air to find a hiker missing for the last few days on Mt. Hood?
How can it not be when you see a banner for a quilt show in a town's old high school and you get to see spectacular quilts?
How can it not be when, while at that quilt show, your ticket number was called to win a door prize - a DVD and a pattern of your choice? (Hubby pitched in for the rest of the goodies.)
It's amazing the gifts life has to give - in just one day - when you slow down, take a leisurely drive, and appreciate everything that comes your way. Oh yeah, and when you work on sucking the marrow.
Life is flippin' awesome.