Live Here, Love Here, and Die Here

It’s after 12pm.  I’m still in my pajamas and still sipping my second cup of coffee.  It’s one of those mornings where I have zero energy and zero motivation to get anything done.  We spent the weekend playing along the Oregon coast and I’m plum worn out!

Mark has already done a bang up job of writing about our weekend.  Not only does he have a great way with words, but he’s able to express what I’m feeling without me even saying anything!  We’re so in sync with each other it can be scary sometimes.

Hard to believe its been almost a month since I left Nevada.  Even though I’m without gainful employment, we’re staying plenty busy.  The unpacking, organizing, and cleaning is mostly done.  We’re at a stopping point because the patio is still inaccessible and the grill, patio furniture, and fireplace thingy are taking up residence in the garage.  Once we can move all that stuff back outside, we can finish organizing the garage and go through the last half dozen or so boxes.

Now we’re focusing on other things.  In between submitting resumes, going to job interviews, scrubbing bathrooms and running errands, we’re playing too.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right?  We’ve gone hiking with the kids, took a drive down the Columbia River Gorge to see a couple waterfalls and have a picnic lunch at Crown Point, spent two nights in Seattle to swoon over my baby nephew, visited Powell’s Book Store, ate my first food truck lunch, and tonight we’re rocking out to the Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at the Rose Garden.  We’re also seeing The Lonely Forest and Campfire OK at the Doug Fir Lounge Wednesday night.

As much as I love the Black Keys, I’m more excited for the Wednesday night concert.  We saw Campfire OK during City Arts Festival in Seattle back in October.  Not only is their music really good, they put on a great show.  The pure joy on their faces as they play on stage is contagious.  The Lonely Forest is a local band Mark introduced me to and I just can’t get enough of their music!

All this awesomeness only confirms that I made the right decision.  Yes, it’s only been three weeks, but we’re adjusting to co-habitation quite nicely.  I love hanging out with the kids and we’ll never be lacking in things to do.  This weekend we’re having a yard sale and since the kids are going back to their mom’s early, I’m sure there will be some imbibing Saturday night.  We’re kicking around ideas for Sunday.  Lounge in bed?  Farmer’s Market?  Or maybe hang around the Hawthorne District and check out some vintage stores.  Decisions, decisions….

Sometimes, its tough to be me.

9 responses

  1. I vote for all three on Sunday!

    No, wait…we have to pace ourselves. We’ll just figure it out as we go along. I love how in sync we are, too. It’s definitely reinforced my whole we were meant to be philosophy! 🙂

    Thanks for an awesome weekend, babe. Loved every second of it.

  2. Ah, I knew it would be wonderful for you guys. Sounds like you all had an amazing weekend of the coast with kites. What fun! For next weekend, I’d have to vote vintage stores, but then I’m a shopper. Good luck with the job hunt!

    • Thanks, Michelle! I knew I would love it up here and now I’m trying to cram in as much fun as we can while being unemployed bums. And being a bit spoiled isn’t a bad thing. 😉

  3. It’s okay to have zero motivation. I think it’s a great way to spend your mornings with Mark! You two have been awfully busy lately and while you’re planning on what to do next…let’s not forget us up here! *wink*

    Loved hearing about your weekend. Sounded perfect in every way!!

    Have a blast at the concerts honey. Love you both!!

  4. “All this awesomeness only confirms that I made the right decision.”

    And just from reading this post and feeling the energy of your words, I can TELL you made the right decision, Tara!

    I read Marks post this morning and it looked and sounded like you two had a AWESOME time! LOVED the photo of you!

    Gosh, I can hardly believe it’s been almost a MONTH since you left Nevada!? I can remember Mark sharing, with eager anticipation and excitement, about you planning your move to Oregon, but that seems so long ago! Isn’t it amazing how fast time flies?

    Glad you’re there, glad your here, and glad to have met you, girl!

    The best to you in your new journey!


    P.S. and the best of luck with your job search!

    • You’re just the sweetest, Ron. I do remember his eager anticipation and excitement, and here we are six weeks later…still finding things to get excited about. LOL I can’t begin to express how wonderful it is to be with someone that gets so much joy out of life and all there is to experience. Glad you’re enjoying our adventures too. 🙂

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