A week without internet! It can be done? But ... how do you fill in the time? I mean ... what else is there to do??? Ha ha! We've been at the little pink beach house I mentioned a while back, and to tell the truth, we haven't been doing a lot, but we've been doing not-a-lot with particular enthusiasm! There's a Spanish proverb that goes, "How wonderful to do nothing and then rest afterward!" Yeah. Here's what we've been doing all week:
1. Writing (and Jim = drawing); it's so good to be back to work!
2. Walking Leroy on the beach.
3. Cooking. Sort of.
We're in a remote little community west of Tillamook (which you may know as home to the famous cheddar cheese, not to mention fabulous ice cream), and where we're staying there are no shops or cafes or anything of any kind (incl TV reception and internet) -- just houses and beach, which makes it beautifully distraction-free. Because it's not a "drive-thru" town (the road dead-ends, so the only reason you'd go there is to go there), the gorgeous gorgeous beach is virtually empty of people. Many of the times we've walked down, we've been the only souls in sight! And we've been pretty lucky with weather. If you know the Oregon Coast, you know it's usually pretty windy, so even a 75 degree day tends to call for a sweatshirt. Well, the first few days we were out there, there was no wind! We're only out here a couple of times a year, so I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that throwing the frisbee at the beach isn't often a reasonable proposition -- in T-shirts no less -- but we did get to do that.
I'll put up some pictures soon (they won't do it justice), but for now, I'll just put up these completely random pictures, which having nothing at all to do with our week at the beach. Just, if I were to keep goats, these are the kind I'd want:
I think they're called Nubian goats; I pulled those pics off zooborns.com (too lazy to link right now; lazy lazy lazy). Aren't they so cute with their long ears? Hm. Maybe we'll move to the coast and breed exotic goats. Ha ha! Doesn't sound bad, actually. But ... it's not highly likely :-)
So that's that. Back soon. Have a great weekend!