Dawn to dusk

So, in a week or so, Michelle and I will hit the 9 month mark of the day we moved to the coast. There were those who believed, and hell maybe still believe, that we’d get tired of living here.

In all honestly, just like anywhere, there are work days that suck ass, and days where nothing all that memorable happens. There is magic at the coast, but that magic does not happen every day.

But then there are days like today. Where from before sun up, to after sun down, the coast puts on a show! When that happens we love it! And since it happened today, I wanted to share with you… Continue reading “Dawn to dusk”

Why take the time to blog

In my last post, I did a book review on A tale for the Time Being. While reading the book, the 15-year-old, Nao, told us she had a blog going for a while. But then one day she took a look at her stats and realized she had only had a handful of people visit, no one ever commented and, when she stopped, not a soul noticed.

She essentially said that bloggers are quite full of self-importance thinking people care about what they say, and for the most part, they are wasting their time writing posts, as no one cares what they think.

I read that section a couple of times, and knew someday I would revisit it for a post of my own, little did I know it would be so soon… Continue reading “Why take the time to blog”

Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Readers of mine, those of you who have been around a while know I like to read books. Since I was in the 4th grade I have read westerns by Louis L’Amour. Science Fiction has been, and continues to be a mainstay genre for me. As does good sword and sorcery fantasy.  Old school adventures like early novels from Clive Cussler will always suck me in.

I also like historical fiction, adventure travel and cycling yarns.

There are times I have stretched my reading chops a bit. As part of a Facebook Book club, I did in fact read a Nicholas Sparks book (Michelle says it made me VERY cranky) and I once got suckered into a book written by the author who wrote about vampires that sparkle. DOUBLE UGH!!

There are times I will take a leap of faith with my reading though. (But as god as my witness I will NEVER read Nicholas Sparks again! ) I like to try new books. They aren’t always easy, but in the end it is most often worth it.

This recommendation came from my bestest blogger buddy Sarah Burch of Honoring My Compass. She recommended A Tale for the Time Being, about a month ago. She also wondered if it would end up as a book review blog post.

Well last night, after a marathon session, I finished it, I liked it and it is worth the post! Here you go Sarah…

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Grocery Shopping on the Oregon Coast

Well y’all, no matter where you live there are things that need to be done. Even on the Oregon Coast I have to clean the cat’s litter box, on Wednesday nights I have to take the garbage to the curb, and once a week, to keep Norbert happy

I have to make fresh hummingbird food.

And, to eat regularly, we have to go grocery shopping….

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The library is up and running again!

Over 8 months ago, we moved from Mountlake Terrace to the Oregon Coast. if you have been following this blog, you have seen some of my cycling and beach walking photos. Here is one from today.

Long time readers will remember that at the old house we had a Little Free Library in the front yard, made by my step dad.

library

Rest assured, we made sure to load that puppy up and bring it with us. Where it languished in the garage for most of the last 8 months.. Continue reading “The library is up and running again!”

It’s a good thing we showed up!

When you move to a new town there are challenges. What day is garbage day? Where is the closest Starbucks? Where can you find farm fresh eggs? These are all things that need to be figured out.

You also have to find that certain place or places you like to go to just hang out. As much fun as it is to just be at home, its nice to find that place you like to go where they know your name and treat you well.

We are lucky that we have found two places!  One is Fathoms, the 10th floor at the inn at Spanish Head. We can have dinner and watch a sun down.

The other is The Red Roof… Continue reading “It’s a good thing we showed up!”

There were some first time evers today…

Ladies and gents, we looked at the calendar last week and realized that this coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. That means it is November. Here in the northwest, both Seattle and the Oregon Coast, November is supposed to be the rainiest and wettest month of the year. Sometimes in Seattle it rains so much water comes OUT of the drains.

This year, we have had maybe two days of rain all month…

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