Well, I made it! Back from the coast in one piece, and unfortunately carrying along with me on the train in my carry-on a few small strands of bullwhip kelp. Turns out the relatives didn't want to have stinky drying kelp balls at their place. So there they are, the lovely kelp balls oozing slimey kelpy sea water and kelp juices -- I will have to move them out to the sun later so they get real and truly dried. Otherwise I'll just have rotting kelp balls sitting about.
In San Luis Obispo I visited my son's friend's grandmother's soap shop, Heart's Desire Soap Co., where I found -- well, soap, of course. Nice soap. The shop was big and airy and had lots and lots of room for TEACHING :) You know what I'm thinking, right? Yeah. Classes. Workshops. We'll see if I can convince the owner to loan me her space for an hour or two every few weeks.
Okay. That's the weekend rundown. Oh, and I got a sunburn on the end of my nose. And yes, when I returned home, it was turned upside down. In fact, I got to thinking that I'm really not liking this 'roommate' situation with my kid. There was a bra lying on the floor in the middle of the foyer when I walked in, and I said, 'Whose bra is this?' To which the 'kid' replied, 'Why you wanna know? You writin' a book?' To which I replied, 'Yes, as a matter of fact I am, but if I weren't, I'd still want to know where this bra, that I've never seen before, the bra lying on the middle of the floor in the foyer of MY house -- where this bra came from!' To which the 'kid' replied ~ nothing. I got an eye roll. When does that stop? The eye roll thing? Ever? Because I'm pretty much done with it.