Wednesday, May 26, 2021
San Elijo Lagoon and Reserve, where the Escondido Creek meets the Pacific Ocean, as well making changes to the Freeway, trails adjacent to the Lagoon, and the rails. We are beginning to see the positive results, like more trails for walking, and greater access to more parts of the Lagoon. I often wax poetic about places I love, places I fantasize about moving to, (I'm looking at you, Honoka'a, Portland, Madison!) but the truth is our own community is pretty sweet and I know I would soon miss all of the great Natural features, climate, friends, culture, and opportunities we enjoy here. I have a feeling these local spaces are going to be very popular, again, this Summer, but lucky for us it's still Spring, and if you don't know this already... California in the Fall is amazing, and much quieter! We're lucky to have these spaces to enjoy all year round.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Summerfolk, on Saturday, we could lie on our backs, stare at the sky, and get our heads nice and empty. I'd like that. Plans, and no plans... good idea.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Ohana Creations shop, a place I will return to for leis, or just to hear the sweet, familiar Aloha when we step in. We saw new construction, and old places getting fixed up, places that looked intriguing, inviting, inspiring. Then we came upon an area where we felt drawn, where we were so intrigued and inspired, we began to speculate. I think Geoff and I enjoy speculating... it's a figurative venture, where we can test theories and possibilities. Here's a place called "State Street Makers," where small shops and studios are clustered together, and the spaces, collectively, feel full of possibility, and the chance of creative camaraderie! Clearly, we miss Maker Faires, and similar gatherings. And I think, too, we are just on the brink of making something more of all our creative, artsy, maker, robotic, outreach and play impulses. We get ideas, lots of ideas, and then a place like this reveals itself and we feel lit up, pulled in. We ask, What do we want to be when we grow up? Seems like we went to a place, literally, then figuratively. At the very least it was a healthy walk, and pretty outing, but I like the new ideas, and speculating, so that in my mind, I feel like I am still visiting some place new.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
It had been nearly a month since we last saw Grace Hopper, and other than knowing she was back with the breeder, recovering, I had no information, nor any idea of ever seeing her again... it was all a mess that I am happy to put behind me, and thought I had, when they said, "We just want to let you know that Grace is back at the feedstore." They might have said more, but I was so shocked, and distracted, I said, "Ok. That's good," then hung up. I really was stunned speechless. We had a puppy for about 40 minutes, and maybe a baby goat, again? I called them back and tried to think of all the relevant questions I should ask, and the next thing I knew, William and I were driving home from Escondido with our little friend, Grace Hopper Goat! She is well, a bit bigger, and as darling as we remembered.