The drive to Seattle was fun. I'm so blessed to have friends like Sarah who would fly down to LA, then get into a car from the airport and drive back to where she flew from. I am so thankful for her. We had a good time. We drove to Monterey the first night and I love it there! The weather wasn't the greatest, but I would love to go back there someday, maybe on more of a romantic adventure. It was this cute little historical town. I really wanted to go to the aquarium too, but it was quite expensive. So, we drove from Monterey to Salem the next day...about a twelve hour drive. We felt proud that we made it that far, and that is where Sarah lives, so it was perfect, because we stayed at her house. The next day I drove alone to Seattle, but at that point it's really only four hours, so it wasn't too bad. I realized that I am not very good at entertaining myself. I don't think I've ever been if you ask my mom. If I was alone somewhere and quiet, that meant I was getting into trouble, dumping things onto the floor, etc. So...I made it to Seattle on Saturday, and to my church on Sunday, which was such a blessing. I missed my church. After church I went to Arianna's. It was so good to see her. I missed her so much! It was like we hadn't been apart for one day though. We always have plenty to talk about even if we haven't spoken for a day, so this just gave us that much more to talk about being apart for a month. We went to a see-you-at-the-pole rally, because she is a junior high leader at her church. It was really neat to hear the prayers of these young people. Not that I am not young, but I found encouragement from the hearts of children that love the Lord and are asking Him to use them for their schools. There was also this musician there...I forgot his name...but oh my! He was so blessed with talent! I could listen to his voice and guitar everyday for the rest of my life. It reminded me how nice it would be to marry a musician. Yes, I know I'm a dork. I just have such an appreciation for that kind of thing. So, we went back to her house and watched Pleasantville, because it was on TV. That movie has such interesting symbolism. Um, what else, I moved into my apartment on Monday. My things were already here, so basically I unpacked a bit and got my key. Don't you love it when your entire apartment building shakes because construction workers are tearing up the cement outside? It's been a lovely way to wake up at 7:30 every morning. It has actually been pretty funny, especially the first day when I had no idea why the building was vibrating. Oh, and my toilet doesn't work. It shoots water strait up in the air! But, I'm about 95% unpacked, and about 70% decorated, but I have a week or so to get all situated before my roommate moves in and classes start. I would be 100% in both of those categories, except that I got sick a couple days ago. I have a sore throat and a head ache, and now a runny nose. I rarely get sick, but when I do get sick, it seems like I am sick forever. I slept most of the day yesterday, and will most likely do the same today, in an attempt to get better. I've been productive in my sickness. I actually read a book assigned for a class this fall. I have about 18 books combined for all my classes this term, so having one read does not seem like much, but it's a start. I figure the more I can read before classes start, the better off I'll be. I would get very overwhelmed if I had to read two or three books a week. Anyhow, this isn't very exciting. Basically: I'm sick and kind of grumpy, but glad to be back in Seattle. Happy Friday!