Saturday, November 19, 2005

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Named after the Spanish Explorer Don Bruno de Heceta, the Heceta Head Lighthouse towers 205 feet above the Pacific Ocean. This lighthouse is a favorite because of the amazing view of the ocean. It's even still active.

This is from the top of the lighthouse.

View of the lighthouse on the hike up to it. You can barely see it through the fog here.

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

This is one of 10 falls at silver falls state park. The Oregon state parks are so nice, paths were easy to walk. You can hear the falls from the parking lots, was a great hike. I hope to go see some of the other falls next trip out.

Oregon Coast Pictures

Well the day I went sighseeing was foggy and rainy, but the pictures didn't turn out too badly.
You can barely see it in this picture but this is the bridge is Newport, Oregon, it was very pretty with all the fog that day. Look closely and you might be able to see the boat under the bridge. There were also surfers in the bay that morning.

Ocean crashing onto rocks, was very cool looking. As the pressure would build up, the water would go shooting straight up like a geyser.

Yaquina bay Light house. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is Oregon's oldest existing wooden-framed lighthouse.

This is on the coast.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Yuck! Winter already!

Oh my goodness, winter has hit here already. I'm not kidding on Tuesday it was 70 degrees out, blue skies, sunny. Yesterday the high was 31 and it even snowed all morning, SNOW!!!! This morning when I left for the work the tempature was showing 14!! It is way to early for this, way to early.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


My little one, well not so little anymore, but still so cute.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Being Single

Being single, oh the joys. So what exactly is the worst part of being single AGAIN? Is it going grocery shopping alone? No really, that's kind of nice really, get to buy whatever you want, don't have to drag along the unwilling uninterested partner. Is it sitting home alone on Friday night, nahhhh that's kind of nice too, watch some tv, rent a movie. So what is the worst part? Well I'm kind of torn between two of them.

1. Seeing all your friends fall in love and get married, yes ALL of them, even my ex husband. (now if that's not a kicker what is?) My final single friend got engaged a few weeks ago and is getting married in November. So finally it has come I am officially the spinster of the group. (hmmm can you really be a spinster if you're divorced? not sure)

2. Sleeping alone everynight in your bed. Now while for awhile I didn't really mind sleeping alone, it was nice, get to stretch out, hog the covers, have a million pillows, but the other night when I woke up to the dog laying right next to me with his head on my pillow, I came to the conclusion that sleeping alone really sucks.

I'm still debating which is worse, but I think the sleeping alone won, here's to hoping the dog gets his own pillow tonight.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough

Remember that song? Sometimes love just ain't enough? I hated that song with a passion when it first came out, I think because somewhere inside I knew it was true and I didn't want to give up the fairy tale ideal of happily ever after. But the song is right, sometimes it isn't enough. Sometimes all the love you have still isn't enough to pull it off. Sucks doesn't it?

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Please please please, support the charities that are helping the people left homeless from the devestating hurricane. Personally I suggest the American Red Cross, they are a great charity and will use your donation to help those in need. You can donate through their website or if you don't like online systems, go to your local chapter and they will forward the money to the relief efforts. Trust me they are a great organization, feel free to email me if you have any questions about them.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005

First Time Canning!

I did it! I canned my own food. It wasn't much, just some dill pickles, but they are so pretty sitting there in their little glass jars. Making something for yourself is very rewarding. I've been wanting to learn to can for awhile, but I didn't get my garden in this year so I thought I wouldn't be able to try canning this year. But, veggies are so cheap right now, I thought well why not just buy some and try it out. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. While I was cleaning up, you could hear the jars sealing with their pings, it was so exciting!

I've also been drying some veggies, have done tomatoes, peppers and onions so far. It's a great feeling to see my food storage start to grow.

Ok, ok, I know this isn't the sarah you know, but things and times change. Welcome to my new world.

P.S. the picture above isn't of my pickles, but I did take pictures of them. Will post them as soon as the roll is developed.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


I love dogs soooooo much. If I could have a job working with dogs all day I would be so happy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Merry-Go-Round of Life

decisions decisions, seems like no matter what I do, I’m still faced with a million decisions, maybe everyone is that way. I hate making decisions, I stress and fret and worry over every single one of them, do I pick A or B, then the minute I think I have one picked, someone will say something to make me consider the other option. Round and round I go, debating in my head the pros and cons, the implications of every decision, it’s like an evil, cruel merry-go-round in my head. This morning I couldn’t even decide on what to pack for lunch, and by lunch time I was starving and couldn’t decide where to go out to eat, ughhhhh! Truly not every day is that way, or else I would total be insane already, but just one of those days is enough to drive you up the wall.
There are so many decisions I have to make right now and not little puny ones like what’s for lunch, but big huge life decisions. And every decision I need to make will impact other areas of my life. How did I ever get myself into this?? and more importantly where the heck is the exit to this merry-go-round?!