I have been wanting to write for awhile, but finding what to say has been hard. I hit a wall this past winter. Too much life, too much work, too much bacon (what?!). I was feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and fat. I needed a break and I got it.
I was off work for four months and in that time I went on 2 vacations. The second one, which I was most resistant to go on, was the most restorative. A week of pampering and relaxation was just what my sad soul needed to find it’s center. That trip alone is worth it’s own post.
Now easing back into the craziness of my “normal” life has been it’s own challenge. In my time off I made some decisions that have been brewing for awhile. Now I just have to take the time and steps to put all of these things in their proper places. In the meantime though, I am happy to be back here.
I’m coming back with the Weekly Photo Challenge A) because I have been going through lots of picture files lately and have found all sorts of things I want to post and B) I thought this topic was quite fitting for me.
I am a creature of habit. Coe is like her mama. She remembers what time of day we do things, she knows the way to the park, she has a favorite path through the park, and she even has a favorite toy to take to the park. Our best habit and one she annoyingly makes me do most days is getting up and going for our morning walks. Monday through Friday, we walk in the dark on a pretty well lit route. Weekends and days off we take a more leisurely route. She reads the neighborhood gossip and I enjoy my coffee. Our mornings out are a nice habitual way to start the day.
Oh how time flies! I cannot believe this year is more than half over! Since my summer vacation began three weeks ago, I have caught up on months of lost sleep. I have been sorting through pictures, notes, and recipes bringing my brain back to it’s creative center.
I have had lots of cocktails, giggled with the girls, started to clean out the basement, and cooked some yummy stuff. I’m also planning a road trip and getting excited more each day as my departure approaches.
I am feeling refreshed and human again. I hate that I have neglected Lula and her divine dishes. But, there are recipes coming. Sorry, no dating stories, but lots of yummy recipes.
Hooray to summer!
yes, the little song should be running through your head. After coming home from vacation, I was a little grumpy. Who knows if it was a pork-hangover, coming home to a dirty house not of my doing, or just the cold harsh reality of vacation being over. I do know that I was very worried about coming home to Oregon’s all-too-famous RAIN. I lucked out and mother nature was shining on me.
For over a week now, we have had some of the most beautiful days. Cold, but the sun has been shining. Coe and I have gone on some great walks, but yesterday was just about perfect. No matter where I was in town, I could see Mt Hood in all its pristine beauty.
Right now it is 27* and Coe and I are about to bundle up and head out for another long walk and a round of frisbee. Coe, by the way, LOVES this weather. The colder the better as far as she’s concerned.
Now, just in case these sights of beauty and wonder weren’t enough to make you smile, try this. and before you even say it- yes, I have way too much time on my hands 🙂