There were a few additions this year that I enjoyed:

What is changing in your life?

41 thoughts on “Changes

  1. Oh my goodness. Your sweet son and Covid? So many twists and turns in motion for all of you.

    While I appreciate the chuckle of the signs pointing to Prince Harry’s place and Kevin Costner’s — too funny – it’s sad to see beloved places like your breakfast burrito spot POOFED. And the tar on the beach? Does it smell like tar?
    I love that you’re rolling with all of this…accompanied by David Bowie (a perfect choice, I think) it’s still a lot. Sending hugs to all. 💕

  2. Wow! That’s a whole lot to take in at one time EA- from all the local changes to now a shift in marriage plans as well thanks to Covid. I find that trying to go back to places that were once treasured parts of my life can be painful now. Logically I know that everything changes but it’s hard to let go of the way we spent time in special places. It’s like having to give up memories that we want to cling to.

    • It is a whole lot to take in. We are spending time walking at the beautiful beach where Kevin Costner lives. It’s a couple mile drive instead of walking from the house. All these things including Covid are out of my control, so I’m going with the flow. I was sad about the change in wedding plans, but I am thankful I’m not getting exposed to Covid, too!

  3. Aww, that’s a bummer. I hope that he recovers quickly! And the plans are remade for a more convenient date.
    I hope despite all these changes, you enjoy your vacation. Hugs

    • I wish I knew the creative person who is building the structures at the beach. They are so fun. He or she has made people and dogs out of driftwood too. My son said this case of COVID is mild.

  4. That’s too bad about your son having COVID. It’s a good thing you are at the beach because you are having to surf a lot of uncertainty and changes. Sorry to hear about the tar on the beach. I love knowing your morning walks are beach walks this week. Sending lots of love to your whole family as you navigate! <3

    • Thank you, Wynne. I do believe that being at the beach is helping me. I feel much calmer in this environment. There’s always been tar in Santa Barbara, but the beach below our house with the remediation project is nasty! We drive a mile to where Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner live. The beach is beautiful and perfect for long walks.

  5. That happened to my cousin last August! We went to Oregon anyway, even though we didn’t get to see the couple and the wedding wears postponed to October. The groom’s parents went ahead with the “rehearsal” party for family and our-of-town guests, so I got to spend an evening with my relatives.

    • How nice you got to be with family, if not for the actual wedding. I bet COVID has interrupted a lot of weddings. I went to two that turned out to be super spreaders, but I didn’t catch it. My son’s wedding was family only at the courthouse. He wanted to marry his longtime girlfriend (10 years living together) before she has surgery next week. Hopefully surgery won’t be postponed.

  6. Oh no, your son got COVID, change of plans! I’m sorry. And the changes on your beach, lots to deal with. Hope you are still able to relax and enjoy your time on the coast. Hugs, C

    • Thanks! The wedding will be put off, but we’ll fly up spur of the moment on another day. We’re at the beach trying to relax. We have a few weeks here as a break from the desert heat.

  7. Yep, the only thing constant is change….many times not for the better. I love the driftwood signs and hope they never leave! My heart sank at the news of your son’s wedding canceled. Seems like we all just have to pivot most of the time, doesn’t it?

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