We are spending Memorial Day weekend with the extended Octopus clan in Connecticut. I can't believe how green it is here. The highways, which are usually only two, maybe three, lanes in each direction, are lined with evergreen, maple and other trees for as far as the eye can see. It's beautiful, but being a city/suburban girl, it's a little unnerving. The Octopus inlaws have a forest behind their house and the smell of the trees and things nature initially hurt my nose.
Octopus has many little cousins and one in particular really likes me. I think she loves me, actually. She's seven and people tell her that she looks like me. I don't see her very often and it warms my heart that someone who hardly knows me loves me so much. Families are the best.