Tonight’s post is mostly about me getting caught up. (And whining a bit, prepare yourselves.) My day begin with a heavy feeling, mentally as well as physically (peeking at the scales did NOT help, no remarks about that please, I already know). When I saw what our card message was, took a quick bike ride, then spent some time with Daniel and Max, it dissipated. Later, it tried to seep back in.
Tomorrow we have to go make a replacement purchase. One of my water weenies was stolen. Partly my fault, I absentmindedly left it down there one night, and the next day it was gone. The ones at the cheap places are exactly that, cheap. And short. And icky to touch. The specialty shop where I bought them originally (off season, if you recall) is WAY the fuck across town. Sure, “town” ain’t all that big, but still. It’s a chore. And I’m pissed off that I have to do this at all.
Yesterday Judy mentioned that our new deck wasn’t so easy to find when she clicked on the artist’s link. HERE ya go. I have been so damn busy with ten million other house-type chores that there hasn’t been an opportunity to sit down with the cards yet. (They fell all over the floor, exploding out of their box, when I was hauling laundry and Dan was toting luggage last night. I left them there.)
But let’s go back, because I know you guys want to see some of these pictures. Above, my favorite Oregon Coast town (s).
Several amazing sunsets, but not one bit of tsunami debris. I’m hoping we can go back in a month or so, even for just a day trip to Florence (which is my SECOND favorite) to look again. And ya know, to simply BE near the ocean some more.
On Thursday we met with Corina. She was not only our tour guide, but lunch hostess and chef as well. Crackers, smoked salmon, avocado, limeade, and quinoa salad. With fruit for dessert. SO damn good! (Several of my all-time most-adored foods, too.)
She and Daniel share a birthday month, and a fascination with unanswered questions/mysteries that need to be solved. Like what type of poo was that on the trail. I do NOT have these things in common with them.
We met in an elk meadow place that has been reclaimed after service as a mill and log landing. Fascinating history, and beautiful area.
Walking this path is stunning. It goes up and around and under trees in all stages of life. Difficult to describe the gorgeousness of it all.
You know how I feel about waterfalls. This is an exquisite example of how awesome they can be.
Both of my hiking companions felt that being atop the bridge was perhaps not the best place to pose for photos. I disagreed. A good time was had by all.
This group of elk mamas and babies slowed down the traffic, which was already moving at a crawl. Pitted dirt road and streams to be crossed. Fern Canyon is NOT an easy place to see.
Truly, we had such a fantastic day. Thank you once more, Corina! We are totally doing this again soon. (Or something similar.) Next time maybe you and I will do better with time. (Not likely, but we can hope.)
So, everyone already knows that we stayed at The Azalea Lodge, in room 103. Our late arrival was not an issue for the family (seriously, I can’t tell you how much I am in favor of independent businesses like this), but our nearly-late checking out almost was. They kept inviting us to stay another night. Oh how I wish we could have!
After finally packing up (but leaving the car in their parking lot, because, I can’t stress this enough, they are super nice), we walked the length of Gold Beach. Twice. One of our findings was this place. It is right next to a grocery store, and you access it by going through Radio Shack’s parking lot.
Spending time inside the fence was calming, and energizing, at the same time. I felt the need for a scarf though. Which ya know, is odd. What with my fascination of Isadora Duncan and all. Never the less, we went in search of one.
Landed in a yarn and quilting shop called By My Hand. The owner (who is married to a retired sheriff’s deputy!!!) was putting together some fabrics for a donation project. Pillowcases. Instantly I was intrigued, that’s one of the things I can make really well! I’ll be creating one and sending it on. (Watch the mail, Laurie.)
Our next stop was Sacred Gifts 101 where we found those new cards, and yes, my scarf. We were also involved in several important conversations. One of those situations of right time, right place. Very synchronistic. (Nice to meet you Darlene and Tami.)
The ocean was so many bright and perfect colors, all day yesterday. We drove up the highway and headed home. There was an unexpected adventure, but that has to wait for tomorrow.
“Overcoming Difficulties ~
‘The worst is now behind you, and you are surmounting any previous challenges.’
‘The challenges you’ve faced have made you stronger and have taught you new lessons. Instead of becoming bitter, you have opened your heart with compassion toward people in similar situations.
You’ve let go of any blame or feelings of victimhood. This is why you are now overcoming your previous challenges. Your positive outlook is attracting a loving solution and new situations at a higher level of spiritual understanding. Stay positive.’
Working With Archangel Jeremiel:
…. when you call upon him, Jeremiel delivers mercy to you and everyone involved. Jeremiel guides you and others to act in loving ways. He also helps adopt a merciful outlook, which enables you to consistently treat yourself with respect and tender loving care.”
Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue