Off to Colorado


Finally a long-awaited vacation in the Rockies followed by a trip to Seattle for Carley’s wedding. We are stoked. I’ve been slaving away all summer sending out resumes and freelancing my heart out to try to make ends meet. In case anyone wonders whether freelancing pays the bills – it doesn’t.

A few bright spots: last Saturday, I got invited to a media preview of a new movie, “Secretariat” about the Triple Crown winner, naturally. SUCH a good movie. I took a 13-year-old with me and there was nothing objectionable and lots in there about perseverance and hanging on during tough times and believing the best about the future. A really timely movie for these days when every other person I encounter is depressed about something. It opens Oct. 8 and go see it.
Anyway, will be in Denver for the Religion Newswriters convention, and am taking along the suit for a little jobhunting here and there. I then plan to do some R&R near some mountainous spot for a few days. Miss Veeka will be along so it’ll be scenic but not restful. She doesn’t do naps these days so I’m on duty all the time although when we get to Oma and Opa’s place near Seattle, I hope to hand her over for some free babysitting!
The photo is of the little one outside the botanical gardens in downtown Washington. A friend was meeting with us and Veeka nabbed the scarf so she could practice looking soulful and wistful.