I have to admit, I'm feeling more optimistic about the future now that we have some competent leadership in place. Last Saturday was a rare sunny day so I took a walk around Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Everyone was masked up and seemed to be in a good mood. Even with the walks, my life feels stuck in a loop lately. I'm looking forward to exiting the loop and returning to a somewhat normal life again.
A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the Oregon coast to escape the city for a while. Our cabin was hand-built and rickety but it had a beautiful view of the ocean. I enjoyed walking on the beach every day at low tide. Since then, things have been fairly uneventful. Most places are on lockdown here in Seattle and the weather is the usual cold, gray, and wet.
I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I'm reading a lot, exercising somewhat, and recovering from my election news binge. I'm heading out to the Oregon coast next week to escape the Thanksgiving pandemic and looking forward to getting out of the house and into a rustic beach cabin.
I'm approaching a mid-life milestone and it has me thinking about the future and the second half of life. There's only so much time left and I want to make it meaningful! Aside from that, I'm researching what I want to work on next. I'm sketching a lot and reading books about shape and ornamentation.
I recently got back from a road trip down to Ashland, OR (before the recent devastating fires). The weather was hot and sunny but things were pretty quiet because of the canceled Shakespeare Festival. Matt and I had some nice cabin time and we managed to get some delicious blue cheese at the Rogue Creamery and have an outdoor lunch at Dancin Vineyards. We even stopped in Portland along the way for some outstanding takeout from Eem and Master Kong.