My little house was full yesterday.
I had kids over, people dropping in and out all day, guys working on the new addition for the yurt. I was trying to get some stuff done too, things I really need to take care of before the weekend, but you know what? It felt really good to have so many people coming around. It was great to see kids romping around outside, to have busy energy swarming around our yurt.
I realized how happy it all makes me, and all of the millions of things that are floating my boat right now:
My friend Marissa and her kids visited us.Her daughter Anna had been one of Micah’s very best friends in the Bay Area. In the Bay Area, 2 (out of 3) of Micah’s very best friends were girls, but here on the Lost Coast, he’s not even good friends with one girl. So I was curious if his friendship with Anna was going to change – was he in some space of his life in which he needs to be friends with only boys? Is it a Lost Coast thing? Is it an Anna-thing?
I think it’s an Anna-thing. She came, and they were like velcro again. It didn’t seem like much had changed since they were little.
I really love seeing them play. Loved having Marissa and her kids stay with us.
That was a reason that made me happy.
A hike at home.
One of the wonderful things about living on the Lost Coast.
That last half mile had to have been the longest half mile, EVER. Mack was walking with one foot wearily placed in front of the other – and with those teeny tiny 3 year old feet? It took FOREVER!!
I’m happy that I’ll be headed to Portland tomorrow to see friends (Bev! Leah! Jisun!) and pick up Helena, Bryan and Belen – here’s a photo of them from our trip to New York, visiting them last summer:
Better go. Before I do – I wanted to let you know that I started a site for my photos – there are some for sale there or just viewing. You can check it out if you want here: www.meriahsnaps.com