I am just poking my head above water to say I am back from the retreat and I am swamped. Seriously, I almost think going on vacation is not worth all of the stress of coming back!
So, briefly: the weather was perfect (warm and sunny every day), the women were wonderful (warm and funny. heh, see how I rhyme?), and hanging out with my aunts was fun and I got interesting new perspectives on my family history. I also experienced a bit of fiber overload. I didn't think that was possible.
Also, the purple amoeba is done, though I did not finish it before leaving for the retreat. But it was finished before leaving Oregon.
Pictures, you know, sometime, when I can catch my breath.