Monthly Archives: June 2018

To The Farmers Market We Go!

’’The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.”-Japanese proverb Hello! What are you doing this weekend?     Warmer weather, sunny days, fresh fruit and vegetables…     the summer is here and so is the farmers market.     I enjoy perusing a couple of farmers markets here on the coast. One is located in Coos Bay which is about a 30 minute drive.         The other is held in my beautiful coastal town of Bandon.     Whether it’s a favorite vendor…     or a culinary adventure…     there’s always something to experience at a neighborhood farmers market.                 From locally grown produce…         arts and crafts…         Perhaps a sweet thing  or two…     for you.💕   👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾👩‍🌾       and here’s a perfect little … Continue reading

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Happy Summer!

    “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”~Albert Camus     Happy Summer!         This past week Joe cleaned off the grill.     The summer is here!!!!     and I’m ready to have those backyard gatherings.                     I love this time of year on the Oregon coast.     I painted these chairs white and purchased these blue striped pillows for summer     The weather is in the 60’s…     the mornings have a magical coastal mist                                                                         The sun comes out…     when it’s good and ready… … Continue reading

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Seven Years Later…

      “Follow your bliss” -Joseph Campbell      Earlier in the week as Joe and I were preparing a meal together the conversation went to discussing what I could write about on this week’s blog post. Joe suggested that I might write a little about my 7 years of retirement. hmmm…     Well…okay…      There are many things I have learned in these past seven years lots of changes     One of my favorite authors Joseph Campbell came to mind.     I remember reading his definition of ego many years ago: “what you think you want, but you will to believe, what you think you can afford, what you decide to love, what you regard yourself as bound  to.”     I am thinking seven years of retirement later and into my retirement…     I’m discovering what has happened…is I’ve been transforming into another woman. crazy    … Continue reading

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The Book Club: Chapters of Life

    “Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the night” -Dylan Thomas     Hello sweet friend…🧤 (just a little warning…I’m in a chatty mood today)   what’s going on in your neck of the woods…         This is a fabulous season on the Oregon coast. The sun 🌞 rises at 5:00 am and…     doesn’t set until after 9:00 pm.   (Of couse) I know better…however It feels as if it is always going to be daylight.     With that being said these longer days afford plenty of time for doing all those favorite activities.     Playing in the garden…walking on the beach…reading…cooking with Joe…meeting up with friends…and going to the movies. (I love going to the movies!) A recent movie I enjoyed was BookClub. any chance you too have seen … Continue reading

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