Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Simple Life Continued…

  ‘The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking” -Robert H. Schuller     Hello, sweet friend! I just returned from my morning walk.         This particular morning the fog covered me like a cloud.      I reflected on the week as I floated (noticing the fog lifting and driftwood freely scattered)     Along with many walks on the beach…     the week also included baking two pies…one of which was entered in the Coos County Fair apple pie contest…      the other was baked just for fun after picking blueberries out in the country one afternoon.     This being my third summer to enter in the apple pie contest and also the third year since downsizing a California lifestyle by moving to a small town and even smaller cottage on the Oregon coast.     today’s walk in the clouds was … Continue reading

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Company Is Coming!!!…and…A Cottage Tour!🍒

    Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter…     Hi, sweet friends…         This past week marked 3 years living on the Oregon coast.     I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate than to have friends from California stop by for a visit.     This was their first trip since my move and to say that I was excited would be an understatement…     more importantly I felt honored since this is not an easy trip to make.     I mean seriously you have to be part Amazonian, Pioneer…     and Explorer.     traveling through woods…rivers…     over bridges…through tunnels…winding roads…watching out for deer…       This trip is not for sissies. no siree!     That being said.. I was determined to make it worth their effort and so I quickly … Continue reading

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Summer at The Cottage

      ”Home is where you lose the world and find yourself” ~Marcia       Hello…it’s wonderful to see you here today.         For the last couple of months I have made a conscious attempt to unplug from social media (summer break) as in checking my phone and being online constantly… mindless Internet surfing etc…do you ever feel that way?     It’s been a freeing experience. Definetely more time to enjoy the great outdoors…          photographing…painting…writing…summer reading…I’m currently enjoying Anne of Green Gables (remember Anne?) the loveable…impetuous…day dreaming orphan             I’ve even been doing some flower watching         Recently these beauties are of particular interest to me…as they peep through the fence     soon they will take over     There is no doubt bird watching has become my new go to social media. I’m constantly checking … Continue reading

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Summer and Mid Year Dreams

  “For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Hi!, how are you? Somewhere in-between now and our last chat…     we have traveled into the halfway mark of 2018.       Another celebration of July 4th has come and gone.     A wonderful evening celebrating with neighbors and friends.     I’m so lucky!     Being aware of how quickly the year is passing…         I’ve been taking everything in…         precious moments of the months that have past…     Somehow I decided it was time for editing my closets. (organize, clean things out)…like an inner time clock                     a desire to change things around a bit.                 Change helps me refocus…live more intentionally. Maybe halfway … Continue reading

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