Earth Day on the road

I’m on a business trip to northern California today, and my whole world has been turned upside down. I got up at 4:00 in the morning—4:00!! And that was after my (beautiful adorable pesty) youngest son got up twice in the middle of the night because he wanted to watch Sponge Bob (curse that Nickelodeon!!). Flew to Philadelphia, ran across the Philly airport to make my connection in record time, then flew hours and hours to San Francisco (realizing all the while just how massive this country actually is.) Check into the hotel by noon (insecurity made me do it—I’m always afraid they’ll give my room away if I don’t get there in time.) Then off to the new office (complete with palm trees!) …

… to meet and greet for a couple of hours until I collapsed in a jet-lagged heap in my hotel:

But I discovered Whole Foods on the way back to the hotel.

Oh, how I’ve missed Whole Foods since we moved away from Boston. Whole Foods has a special place in my heart, since its early hippie days in Austin, Texas, to the time now when it seems to take over the whole of the green universe.

I got some pretty amazing enchiladas there for dinner tonight. Yes indeed, Tracy is a happy girl.

Oh, but about Earth Day. I realized it was Earth Day as I was hurtling down the 101 on the way from the San Francisco Airport heading toward Palo Alto. And then I realized that the rental car I was driving was a Prius. Was this a sign from the universe?????

My carbon footprint is ever so much smaller today. Hurrah!!

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2 Responses to “Earth Day on the road”

  1. I hope you’re having fun up in NorCal — oh, how I miss it there! Drink a cup of Peet’s for me 🙂

  2. Just wanted to check in to see how you’re doing! I hope your new job isn’t keeping you from knitting at least a little!

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