This past weekend I took a brief trip to the Washington coast. It was full of solitude, but realistically, that’s basically the same as being at home. Except the sandy beaches.
I found a little, cute motel in Ocean Shores, and spent a few days walking on the beaches, looking for sand dollars and agates. I got up before dawn to get to the agate beach at low tide, and barely saw another soul in the hours I was there. I found several agates and lots of interesting jasper rocks. I also found one gorgeous, large red agate (not pictured)! I can’t wait to see how they look after getting polished in the tumbler.
I also found a ton of sand dollars, as I wandered all by myself on a windy, on-and-off rainy Saturday. Going to the beach in the Pacific Northwest, at any time of the year, isn’t for the faint of heart. I was cold and tired by the time I got back to the room each time, but on Saturday I got 20,000 steps wandering along the beaches.
Cora issued stern looks when I got home. How dare I go away… It was good for me to get away, but I’m lonely. That part never really goes away, whether I’m at home or away. I haven’t quite learned to settle into that skin.
I started a new puzzle; one I received as a gift for Christmas from my aunt and uncle. I made quick work of the border Monday, but haven’t done more yet.
Somehow we got a reprieve from going back into a tighter lock down. Our governor “put a pause” on rolling back counties that weren’t meeting the metrics, including my county. It’s almost as if he’s just making it up as he goes along… Yes, I’m being sarcastic… I guess we’ll see what happens in two weeks.
COVID Words of Wisdom: I found myself thinking about you last night and about everything that was lost. But it was different this time. My heart reminded me that I still have everything. You are the one who lost it all. — Alfa Holden.