Yes, our weather has changed and we've been in a wet pattern for the last several days now...sigh. I'm not ready to say good-bye to the warm sunshine on my face. But it is, what it is, and I have no control over such matters.
My grandma used to say that the only constant in life, was change. And change, we must. We're continually evolving, growing, aging, changing. Nothing in life ever remains the same. It's a good reminder to embrace what we have in life to be thankful for. Recognize our blessings and the people in our lives whom we love.
For tomorrow, everything could well be, very different from what we have today.
Our weekend was low-key. I was perfectly ok with that. There aren't many times when I can say that I'm at peace. I've always felt an inner turmoil that I've never been able to explain. I'm rarely satisfied for long, or with the status quo. Always feeling the need to be doing, going, seeing...never quite content with what is. It's a situation that I'm always at odds with. So, when I feel content - I'm quite often surprised and always thankful. This weekend was one of those rare times. I didn't feel the need to be somewhere other than where I was. How nice.
Friday was a chaotic day at work. I have no reason why, it just was. The phones started ringing the minute I walked through the door and never for a moment, seemed to stop throughout the day. People wanting things, needing help, questions...always the questions, that never seem to end. By late afternoon, I had a headache and was thoroughly depleted. All the life had been sucked out of me. I was ready to relax, and be somewhere quiet. When I arrived at home, the smell of dinner cooking wafted through my senses the minute I walked through the door...hmmmm. And it was warm, and cozy in our little home. My husband had our supper all ready and a fire was going in the wood stove. We ate a quiet dinner, did the chores and relaxed while watching a movie before heading off to bed. Sabbath morning we went to church; the first time in a while. We listened to a sermon by our new pastor. It felt wonderful, and I felt peaceful. Afterwards, we went out for lunch and headed back home. I had a nap. Delicious...
Sunday we spent the day cleaning, cooking, doing chores, and I had a very good session working with Eagle. I'm ready to start riding him. He's ready, and so am I. He's a good, sensible, kind and loving horse. He trusts me. Now, I need to learn to return that trust. I also want to get a helmet. That'll be a first for me. I've never even had a helmet on before, but it just seems like a good idea. Not that I think Eagle will buck, or do anything unexpected. I just have that thought, and I'm going to pay attention to it.
I have a few more pics of my wonderful trip to the beach a little over a week ago, that I'd like to share. Beautiful little Neskowin Beach and their many signs...
The following pictures are from Cape Kiwanda, the beach at Pacific City...Dory capital of the world. The Dory fishing boats launch directly from the beach into the surf, and when they come back ashore, they slide way up onto the sand. It's fun to watch! In the last several years, Pacific City has been changing. It's becoming quite popular with surfers. You can see what a beautiful day it was...wish I were there again!
What a blessing and possibly one of the last warm and perfectly gorgeous fall days before the rains settled in.
Like I said before, life and everything that goes along with that; is in a constant process of change. We need to learn to embrace that change...and like the sign says - "go with the flow".
Happy Monday all,