“Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you WILL find its way.”-anonymous
Hello, sweet friend…I’m just finishing a wonderful walk on the beach. The summer weather has been magnificent & I am relishing e.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e moment.
That being said I am using the summer as a down time to share and repost my favorite stories since moving from Southern California 4 years ago. (I can’t even believe it has been this long!) I know many of you are new readers to my blog and perhaps would enjoy these early adjustment to a new life posts.
This is the original post which was published on WordPress July 21, 2015
this first week has been fun, challenging…
It’s been fun because everything is new. And, I’m realizing that trying something new, can be exciting, and a very good thing.
With that being said…
I’m super glad that we decided to make this move
before we got any older when we did. (grin)
Because…it takes a willingness to begin again…there are so many things to re-learn. Some are rather simple…like where the light switches are… on second thought that is rather tricky too. (grin)
We don’t mind…and aren’t planning on any major remodels…only a few improvements…replacing the windows (needed) new flooring… refurbishing the fence by planting beautiful shrubs called escallonia. Other than that… we love everything just as it is. With just a little TLC, it will be
so anyway…I’ve had a great week. My kids are adjusting very well. Earl, and Teah have come alive again, and enjoy their new space.
Darjeeling has really come into her own here. She has totally bloomed. I had been so concerned about the move. Believe it or not,
she’s adjusted better than us she was out of her crate the next day, and wandering around our property the day after that. Cami of course is happy wherever we are.
And, my husband is so happy. He loves our sweet cottage…adores being surrounded by the trees… ocean…occasionally he even gets to see them. 😂
As for myself… I’m taking each day as it comes…forever grateful that we took this adventure, risk, and soulful journey in life. I’m humbled in many ways. It’s difficult to even compare where we live now, to where we lived before in Southern California.
Our beach cottage is half the size, sits on a smaller lot, and is situated on a very non-ostentatious, very laid back, “beachy” sort of street, with similar small homes/cottages… quite different than where we moved from.
I now walk a mile or two, and as I wander I often feel as if I own the entire landscape around me, including the white clouds nestling around the nearby ocean.
At these times I know I’m the luckiest gal around.
Until next time…
Safe travels my friend…
(the video below was filmed on the first weekend I moved to the Oregon Coast. Forgive me for being so Chatty😉 I was just so excited!)
I’m still very much a beginner with my new website. Learning a new blogging format in the middle of a move was sort of, kind of, well lets face it….a little crazy! Thank goodness, I don’t give up easily.
I have always been obsessed with salmon. And, now that I am living on the Oregon coast….Well…what can I say. ..so here’s my recipe for you. (grin)
Simple Salmon Salad
* 1/2 lb cooked salmon, flaked (I used left over salmon I had in the fridge)
* 1 heaping teaspoon light mayo (more if you like mayo)
* squeeze of lemon
* big pinch of salt and pepper (or lemon pepper if you prefer)
* 1 celery stalk, chopped small
* 1 teaspoon chives, chopped
1. Add your leftover flaked salmon to a bowl. Season with salt, pepper (or lemon pepper), mayo and a splash of fresh squeezed lemon. Add chopped celery and chives and combine well.
2. Serve on whole grain bread, pita, or crackers. (I used sourdough, because that’s what I had)…or just have it on it’s own…I sometimes do that too!
Below is a current video I made this past week…July 2019 (4 years later) It just happened to be the most beautiful day ever…of course I had to share it with you.❤️