Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Off Kilter

Even though everything is so beautiful and colourful here in Oceanside, I can't help but feel a little off kilter.

But don't feel too sorry for me.  This is what greets me everytime I arrive and leave the Inn.  
It is a warm and homey, home away from home.  

Plus I can jump from bed to bed and do as many belly flops as I want.  
And no one is the wiser.
Except for maybe the elderly couple right below me.

Aaaaand for the first time in a very long time.  
I do not have to share a bathroom with four other people.
This is a true highlight.
One I will cherish for many years to come.

I went for a walk today and was amazed at how big the California seagulls were.
It made me wonder about the water quality here, until they flew right over top of me and I realized they were Pelicans.
I've been eating out too.
Quite healthily I might add.
There was a day where the bowl of BlueLily's peanut M&M's got the best of me.
But I have made up for it with good behaviour ever since.

When I went for my walk along the seawall I took lots of pictures.

I tried out some new settings.
And ate a salad on some rocks along the beach

But as beautiful as it was.
It didn't... and doesn't fill the void I am feeling....without these three beauties,
and the guy who they call Dad, by my side.

With my fingers crossed.
I am tracking my UPS package with my birth certificate, and hope that I will be on a plane home soon.

I don't care if it is -31 back home.
I will be plenty warm once I have these goofs back in my arms.

Love ya like a  (fingers crossed) happy Custom's Officer,


PS if you're curious about the Blue Lily GoPro photography workshop I attended here in Oceanside?
Here is a great post by a wonderful lady named Debbie, who I had a chance to get to know this past weekend. And another post by Meg Duerksen from whatever.

I am so glad they are blogging about our BlueLily experience, while I stay here keeping busy belly flopping from bed to bed.

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  1. I am sorry your are still stuck here in CA but at least you are in a beautiful part of the state. My daughter, who lives in Mission Beach said the weather has been good so that is a plus. I hope your stuff arrives promptly so you can get back to your family.

  2. Great pics, but can fully understand you missing your family.

    Thankyou sooooo much for the encouraging comment you left me too. Make sure that you check out today's post for the update - besides, it'll give you something to do in between the bed jumping :-)

    Hope you get home soon xx

  3. I can't wait till you are home, not discombobulated, relaxed, and you can tell us all about the fun parts of this trip. Here's hoping and praying it's tomorrow.

  4. Wow - all your photos are gorgeous but I love the first one - so colourful and love the angle.

  5. You poor homeless Canadian!

    Fingers crossed that all goes smoothly.

    And I wish you were further North, gosh darnit.


  6. I don't blame you. I used to go nuts after just a few days without my kids. What a great reunion you will have!


    PS. Hope that passport comes pronto!!

  7. Is the story of how you are missing your passport forthcoming?
    Enjoy those last few days of gorgeous weather!

  8. Beautiful shots of a beautiful place! Love that first one and the one of the pelicans.

    Erika B

  9. So how's my friend the refugee today? Hopefully all of your documents have arrived and you'll be on your way any minute now.

    Want to thank you again for your support in my hour of lip quivering self pity :-)


  10. You're in my neighborhood! Lovely pictures, even if you are a bit homesick. :)

  11. You went to CALIFORNIA for their workshop???!!!! Ok....I was totally jealous thinking you were catching one close to home......I can't wait to hear all about it! And I do hope you make it home soon!!!!

  12. What a wonderful place to stuck! It will be great to go home, but for now California looks wonderfully warm.

  13. well....even though you are stuck....your pictures are beautiful!

  14. I'm kinda jealous of the thought of being stuck in CA, but also understand how hard it is to be away from family!!

  15. I'm sorta craving the hot weather and beach myself right about now. Looks beautiful.

    Your seagull/pelican mixup cracked me right up!

  16. The pictures are amazing, San Diego is an incredible part of our state.....but damn, I hope you escape back home soon!!

  17. You know what comes to mind? That the universe knew you needed time alone and a different space to cement in all you learned at this workshop.

    That's what I think.

  18. Your photos are stunning. You are miles ahead of me, that's for dang sure.


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