Archive | October 2014

Romance excerpt: A Window Held Open

Sometimes when my female brain cannot sleep it spins into the flawed and star dazzled lands of romance and fallen dreams, sometimes lined with truth, though more often linking palms with the wild, better labeled “girly cotton candy” that at times we need in this world, at least in my opinion we do. ;P
Please forgive grammar and spelling errors, this is a rough draft…

– A window held open –

She looked at him, the moments stretching on… What would have been an awfully awkward space was somehow just a breath shared and in silence there was the smooth exchange of knowing that paced between them, a feeling that couldn’t be expressed, it simply was.
His eyes broke from hers, looking away and into a distance that only he could see.
She caught his arm as he turned to leave, wanting to explain… Somehow, but it was too hard…

“I can’t” finally the words fell from her lips clumsy and tangled. He stopped and glanced back at her, from over his shoulder. “I can’t…” She repeated the words more easily this time, “I can’t hurt you, I can’t be the one to cause you more pain.”
She let go her grasp upon his arm and turned away, running her fingers through her hair with an exasperated sigh before forcing herself to face him once more.
There were tears in her eyes now and he too had shifted his stance to hear her words.
“I’m such a mess…” She took a small step towards him and without thinking reached her hand up to his face to softly brush back a strand of his loose hair.
He caught her slender hand in his and held it gently; his hand cool, skin rough and somehow comforting.
There again, his eyes, those eyes that saw her in a way so few ever had, those eyes that bled pain she too had felt, a familiar ache of loss and loneliness, a knowing and now something more, something new, a hurt that she was causing him…

She twisted her hand free of his and stepped back, tears burning, blurring her vision and making her sway for a moment dizzy upon the long grass coated field with which they stood.
Stumbling she blinked the tears away, sweeping her hair back from her face; the wind beating against her now like her emotions, rapid, wild and grasping for… something…

Silence again stretched between them, long, lingering until finally he spoke, “did it ever occur to you that I too am just as much a mess as you are?” His words firm, asserting himself, correcting what jaded thought he guessed she must have, but she only stepped back once more, slowly shaking her head.

“You can’t just ignore this.” His words fell against her barriers as she locked eyes with him, so final was her body language, so in denial, so afraid, “you can’t…” He voiced again yet made no further move to stop her as tears falling down her cheeks she turned, hair whipping in the wind as she walked away across the bowing tops of the dusk coated grass and blue hued hills.
Nature giving away the hour in its most precious time of day and leaving the two wandering souls alone within the coming night.




Freeway 101!

Day one and two complete!

Wow, is the Oregon coast ever beautiful! From quant little fishing villages to vast beaches, dotted with falling trees and many, many still swampy waters quite eye catching with the long, thick fingers of the fog. Oh such fog! We’ve been lucky to get windows of blue sky and sunshine but so far a majority of our coastal drive has been engulfed with fog banks of the likes I’ve never seen in Vancouver! Much denser then what I experienced on Vancouver island, it makes the small towns, sun bleached and wind withered look quite haunted and abandoned, adding to the rush of adventure and excitement!
We had a quiet night in Newport Oregon and a sleepy morning back onto the road, then off to the sand dunes, in hope that the clouds of fog would part long enough to fully experience the dunes!

We were lucky, the dunes were lovely, soft blonde sand, so soft! Facials for our feet! We thoroughly enjoyed running down the massive sand banks (photos do not do justice!), we then padded across the silky ground to the sea. I will never get over the beautiful stretches of beach over here that seem to go on forever, literally as far as the eye can see, just sand, water and the grey shadowed sky.

Tomorrow the great red woods!!! That takes us to the end of our Vancouver to Cali drive, but we still have several fun packed days in Cali, with more beaches to tear around on, Mexican food and raw goat cheese! Yes I will drive to Cali for raw goat cheese, there is good cheese and then there is Redwood Hill Farms raw goat cheese, so, so very yummy, can’t wait!

Other then cheese… on my brain has been the street names of Oregon! Both enchanting and a lot of fun, here are just a few of them! Breakers drive, Edgewater, Wakeetum, Wakonda, Iris Lane, Blodget Rd, Lois Lane, Camp One, Shorepine, Salmon St, Diversity drive, Aqua vista, sunny acres road.

Looking forward to sleep and then hustling back onto the wild “freeway” for our final stretch.

Wish us clear blue skies and little to no traffic ;P

Nighty night world!






California here we come!

Well… Almost!
It’s the night before, bags packed, water bottles filled, car windows cleaned, ok, about those car windows! Seriously so hard to get them streak free! I even had some fancy window wipes that are apparently “streak free” ha! That’s a good one! I can’t tell you how long it took me to try and get them spotless, let’s just say it was a weeeeee bit-o time. Now we can drive with the sun shinning in and actually be able to see the road, I like the sound of that!

I’m super excited, first ever road trip where I’ve actually been able to drive, yea, it took me that long to get over my road anxiety! My little blue car and I are stoked! Just waiting for our lady friends to arrive and then one more sleep before it’s off to America! ;P Its been awhile since I’ve been across the boarder, we will be taking the coastal route all the way into Petaluma CA, three days of leisurely driving, a couple hotels and lots of pretty scenery, it’s going to be fantastic!

Will keep you all updated! Photos and details to come daily! Unless our hotel internet is a total uh, not happening… I will plan on the internet working great so I can keep you all in the front seat with us.


Now just to find that yellow brick road…. And it’s off into the sunset!

(Willow Harris Photography, Oahu)


Getting started!

Well, finally I’ve got around to making this happen! I’ve been talking about a blog for… well a long time, now it’s actually happening and I couldn’t be more excited!

So often I catch myself thinking about how I’d love to share an experience I’ve had with others, a terrible or wonderful something that has occurred! Perhaps lend a hand to others that are stumbling around just as confused in life as I am, who knows!

Either way it’s fantastic to be here 😀


A special thanks to Two Fun Moms for having an amazing blog, having you guys around helped me to kick start mine into reality!