I’ve been seeing 8888 and all kinds of repeating 8’s. According to some numerology and angel number experts seeing 8’s is an auspicious sign of complete financial support from the universe. I really hope that’s true. I’m doing my best not to focus on the physical so much and keep the faith that it will work out somehow. It seems I have ambitious goals for this lifetime and I will gratefully take all the help I can get. I really just want to help the world be a happier healthier place.
At the crack of dawn I started hearing a tink-tink-tink-tink against the side of this tiny tin cabin. I rolled over and went back to sleep figuring it would pass. As the light increased I awoke to the same sound and wondered if it was what I thought. Sure enough but much more than I thought it was, it was about 7 inches of snow.
What? We are sitting at sea level in a tiny coastal town called Clallam bay. It’s not supposed to snow here, I thought. However when I checked the forecast last night it was predicting snow but it wasn’t supposed to start until 4pm this afternoon. We were planning on leaving first thing this morning but the Prius probably wouldn’t make it out the driveway yet. Funny how plans can change so quickly.
We originally wanted to take a low budget Camping trip out to the coast for a little getaway with some serious beach time. Since we have the Prius and it gets such great gas mileage a roadtrip seemed like a good idea. Then we thought about the fact that it’s almost the winter Solstice and it rains a lot this time of year. We still wanted to getaway but we didn’t want to suffer for it either. After a little searching we found a place to stay on Air BnB... the price and location was almost perfect. It was more than the cost of Camping but totally worth every penny. I keep thinking about how miserable we would have been trying to camp in this weather. Not only that, this place is incredibly adorable.
If you’ve ever fantasized about having a tiny home or living in a small coastal community (or even if you haven’t) I’d totally recommend giving this place a try next time you need an escape. This place, appropriately named the “tiny tin cabin” is not only in a sweet location for total access to some amazing places it’s a cozy & comfortable safe haven from the elements. I’m sure it’s even more fabulous in the summertime. Even better the owner feels like a friend already even though I’ve never met her.
We talked on the phone this morning and she said we could stay if we needed to. Fortunately the snow turned to rain shortly after we spoke and so far we’ve seen a snowplow going north, so as soon it passes here on the way back we should be able to head home.
We’re grateful to have to option of staying for safety’s sake. It gave me the chance to practice my french and write my daily blog post too. It really is a lovely spot and I could stay here a lot longer if it wasn’t for all the work I have to do back home amongst our other responsibilities. It’s been a great getaway and being snowed in this morning sure has made for a good twist to the story.
I close my eyes and hear the waves crashing against the shore. The salty air is cool as I inhale and exhale with the rhythm. Opening my eyes as I walk, the stones beneath my feet give way, leaving an imprint with each step. I look for clarity, stones that glow under the overcast skies. Sprinkled amongst all of the billons of other stones. It’s as if each agate holds a promise of enduring light & love from the earth. These tiny treasures that have been tumbled by the sea and laid out to be found for free. Walking the beach is therapy in itself, finding these little gems along the way are such a gift. This earth is amazing and I am eternally grateful for all that this planet provides. ❤️🌎❤️
Today is a magnificent Monday, especially because I'm getting caught up with some writing. Thanks to my partner, who is outside right now working on his trees (which are quite lovely with the autumn colors). He had insisted after breakfast today that we both focus (avoid distractions) and make time for the things we love. He was up and out the door early as usual this morning so I even managed to get up and go for a run first thing. I love to run and I've been saying this for weeks... "I should get up and go for a run in the morning..." only to wake up at first light, pull the covers up and roll over. I still run, just usually not in the morning, even though I love mornings too.
Today is different. Its been a productive day as you can probably tell because this is the 2nd post for today! I actually had already written something intended for this blog on my phone when I didn't have reception last Wednesday. I was just going to copy and paste it here and call it good but when I opened up the website editor I saw a saved draft from the total eclipse that I never really started but really wanted to finish (all I had was the picture and the title). Being the magnificent being that I am on this magnificent Monday I was motivated to write a little more here. Which leads me to the copy and paste part about a recent trip to the wild Washington coast that I wrote while sitting in super soft slightly sulfury Sol Duc hotspring waters.