64 and sunny at the Oregon Coast
Four days at the coast just didn't seem like enough. I'm not complaining, mind you; I simply wasn't ready for it to end...time away to unwind, to indulge in my knitting (this and this), to snuggle with my grandbabies, to get lost in Mitford, to breath in the crisp ocean air, to laugh with my teens and hang out with Jeff and his beautiful family. We dined here and here. We talked and laughed and watched movies. We connected.
Charlotte and I were the early risers and enjoyed special quiet time each morning by the fire, reading and chatting together. Sunday morning we opened the kitchen blinds and saw that a herd of elk (yes, a herd!) had stopped by for a snack...they were out back, and they were out front, too. A trophy deer head hangs in the beach house garage (which creeped her out big time), and upon seeing the elk, she exclaimed, "The deer came off the wall!" Her imagination and chatty nature just make me smile. :)
We stopped in Astoria for a bite and for coffee before heading home. Something about this picture of my youngest two... Hanging on for dear life because time flies.
The thing about getaways is that they're just that, getaways...they end. And now it's Monday. The bookkeeping stack needs attention, an Etsy order (!!) needs to go out, the laundry needs to be started, and our humanities co-op is this Wednesday...all of which means time is slim and I won't likely have time to visit here until the weekend. I would call it the tyranny of the urgent, but it's really just the flip side of life's getaways: We work. Would our downtime be nearly as sweet without it?
Work while you work,
Play while you play,
This is the way to be happy each day...
(from Work, by Anonymous)
Thankful, happy, rested, and ready for work...sort of. :)
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