Saturday, May 30, 2009
Have you ever owned something that you liked so much that all you could do was to stare at it and touch it and admire it? A few weeks back Marge over at Road Sage had a giveaway and I won! It's one of her handmade totes and I got to choose the color and it arrived today. It is as lovely as I knew it would be but it is so special to me because of where it came from and who made it. Marge has been an inspiration for me for a long time now and she has stuck with me through thick and thin. Thank you Marge, for everything. I LOVE IT and YOU too!
We made daisy chains (which she taught me to do by the way) and read poetry and sang and she serenaded me with her harmonica. And we were visited by squirrels.
And we laughed and we giggled and had such a good time.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
They also bought this book....
....because Amy bought these....
And we are doing a lot of this. We have to be able to idenify the birds!
While at the ocean this past weekend we collected rocks. This is our white collection along with one small black pebble.
I'm going to keep them on my window sill. For inspiration.
Matthew also found this stone. It is heart shaped, can you tell? A Stone Heart and a sign to us.
He decided to put it in Amy's Flower Bed. I like that a lot.
The simple things in life are the best! They are what make me smile. They make me know like is worth living.
Here are two quotes from my new book.
"Even when he travels far, he is not separate from his own true nature." (Tao Te Ching)
"The motion of nature is cyclic and returning." (Tao Te Ching)
This is the lodge we stayed at this past weekend. There was a river running right beside it. There was a wood burning stove and a cute little old Hotpoint fridge. Also a Mr.Coffee and a Blender straight out of the sixties. The beds were wonderful and the view was great. There was a little wagon in the shelter to carry your stuff up to the room.
It was just perfect.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Matthew was off yesterday and so he asked me if instead of taking my regular walk which is around and around the park I wanted to go on another little hike. So that is what we did. This trail leads to a beach, a rocky secluded one and the tide was going to be out that afternoon so he says, "We'll take our rubber boots."
The weather was not so great all day but if there's one thing I've learned about Washington it is not to let the weather stop your plans. It could be pouring down rain one minute and the sun shining the next. So the fact that it rained on us the whole drive to a town called Seabec didn't bother me too much.
I got to use my new backpack for the first time. It is wonderful, very comfortable. It is amazing what you can put in there and carry on your back, even put a pair of rubber boots in a little elastic section! It was still raining as we parked but after a little while it slowed down enough for us to start and we could see blue sky ahead through the trail.
The rain just made all the wild plants so much greener and more fragrant. It made the broken limps look like polished wood. There were wild Rhododendrons, wild ferns and about a million other things I have no idea what was. The trail there was mostly down hill and when we reached the beach it was just beautiful. We couldn't really see the mountains in the background but the fog was pretty and we had a good time uncovering little crabs from under rocks, picking up shells and rocks.
I learned the hard way that the mud in places is like quick sand and so we laughed as the mud sucked my boots in and I just stepped right out of them, getting my socks socked and muddy!
The hike back was completely uphill and I huffed and puffed but made it back up and this morning I am feeling those muscles that got a work out. I loved it once again.
This one is called Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I still wonder who I am these days. I know the world is always changing and circumstances change and yes, even people change. But I still am having trouble recognizing myself these days.
I'm a bit in the dumps today and that always causes me to think way too much. It'll pass I know, I just have my days where I begin to wonder what in the world I'm doing! The whole purpose of this time right now is for me to just live one day at a time and to get my mind straight again. But I feel very insignificant, like I'm not contributing anything to the world or to anyone.
Just one of those days.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Haleigh, Amy and I will just walk to the parade, it starts at ten. I've not seen a parade in years and I'm sure I've never seen one this big before in person ever.
Matthew has to work but he'll be there too, working.
Haleigh woke up very early this morning and woke up the household around six thirty, making me a breakfast of toast, whether I was ready or not, lol. It is funny to me and I got up and made coffee to get the toast down with. She is excited about he parade too.
AND then there's the weather. It is just beautiful and should be that way the whole weekend. One of those days where Mt. Rainier shows its whole self in all its glory.
I hope you have a good weekend wherever you may be.
Friday, May 15, 2009
We're also into Couscous which is what is our side dish up there along with the squash. It is really good and something different and goes great with the fish.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The sod came this morning and I'm excited. I've never seen anyone lay sod before, I've never experienced an instant yard. So these are the before pictures....
This is the sod, patiently waiting on its new home.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Thank you Marge.
And so I am ready now to retire to my room and read.
Hope your week is going well,
Sunday, May 10, 2009
And so I put them to use right away. Thank you both, I love you.
I hope your heart was full of love and light today as mine has been.