Hey GT! Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Landlord's router died, so I haven't had Internet for a few days. :(

I got my gene test results back yesterday for the BRCA 1/2 thingy...and NEGATIVE! Wooooooooooooo! While I'm still at a higher risk for breast cancer due to my family history (the geneticist's computer model puts me at 24% lifetime risk, so about double normal population risk), I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. For the past 6 weeks it's been at the back of my mind pretty much 24/7, and I feel like I can finally relax. MitsuBT came with me to the appointment and we celebrated by taking a much needed nap (I haven't been sleeping well the last few weeks) and then going to dinner. So next step: quit smoking.

I also wanted to share some pictures with you guys from our trip to Kauai last weekend! The first one is the sunset at Ha'ena beach on the north shore of Kauai, and the second is a monk seal that we saw earlier on that same beach. There was no one on the beach for a few hours, so it was just us and the seal. The three of us had a nice nap. :) I have more pictures, but I don't want to bore you guys with boring vacay photos.