Friday, October 26, 2018

From the coast

We drove out Wednesday night after work and have set up our 'offices' (Tim is in the 'official' office downstairs with a view of the ocean, and I'm working on the dining room table with a view of the ocean, and we remind one another to be sure to take a look outside. It is a bit of a wintry day today, but we can still hear the sea!

Here it was yesterday morning:

Here it was when we got up today:

And here it is right now:
It isn't that cold, interestingly, but that doesn't stop us from lighting the fireplace.

I got a LOT done yesterday, workwise---I'm not sure why there are fewer distractions here than at the house in Eugene but there are. The dogs don't want to go outside as much, one thing. And there's limited laundry/house cleaning here since we do it before we leave and come out to a beautifully straightened out house. So not sure, but happy that things get done!

And I started on the new Casapinka cowl. It is perfect for mindless knitting:

I'm not that far on it, obviously.

Yesterday I read a fairly short but quite engaging book called "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry. It is almost an unreliable narrator novel but not quite. I think I saw it mentioned on someone's blog (if you read it, thank you for recommending!). I also had bought her most recent book at the end of the summer and so I'm looking forward to reading that. I also finished the book about the NFL (The Big Game) which was nonfiction--it was OK. I also re-read the Discovery of Witches trilogy, a trilogy I do love but each time I read it, it gets a bit too romancey for me.

OK on to work! I have to Zoom into a faculty meeting at the end of the day (I skipped the last one, and it was passive aggressively commented on, so I'll log on from here and do counted cross stitch during it. Win win).


Kym said...

It sounds like you have discovered the true beauty of having a "2nd home" . . . and I'm not talking about the view out your windows (which is ALSO true beauty!). There is just never the same level normal, every-day distraction! Enjoy your time at the coast. XO

kathy b said...

Way to win win . ;)
I love that your second home is easier to work from!! the views, oh my goodness!

Delighted Hands said...

I hope this house stays a sanctuary for all of you! The internet mtg sounds much better to me, too! Stitch away!

Vera said...

Love your views. I'm envious! Hope the meeting was not too boring...and you could knit. Excellent win!

Tired Teacher said...

Passive aggressive people can suck the joy out of life. Stitch away at the meeting and smile in content that you're not there in person.

Love your view in any weather. Enjoy the rest of your time away.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

With the views you have, I don't know how you get any work done... but I do understand not having the distraction of a pile of laundry staring you down.