Time flies by the older I get. I appreciate my weekends but they end so quickly. Portland is pretty much unchanged as far as weather is concerned. Rain mixed with snow and gray skies. Can you tell this California girl is aching for some blue sky and warmth? But despite it all we are making the best of the outdoors with a little trek to Tillamook National Forest last weekend. I went hiking in the snow covered woods until it threatened to make it impossible to drive out. It was quiet and peaceful. My mind truly quiet for once.