Getting Out of Bed Was a Good Idea

I did not want to get out of bed today. It was dark and cold “out there.” I figured I could just stay in bed all day. Who was going to stop me, right?

But here’s what happened instead: I remembered I wanted to reach out to someone who’d just lost a loved one. So I got out of bed and printed out a photo to make a card. Went to the post office to mail it. Got back in the car and decided to go exploring. Drove towards Padilla Bay. Came upon a humongous branch across the road. Another car pulled off the road and young Elijah got out of the car. Together, Elijah and I moved the branch off the road. I drove on to the Padilla Bay dike parking lot. There was only one other car parked in the lot. When I got on the dike I realized WHY there was only one other car parked in the lot. IT WAS CRAZY WINDY OUT THERE!!! Huge gusts of wind pushed against me and almost knocked me off the path. IT WAS GREAT!!! Now I was awake, for sure.

Drove home. Made myself some avocado toast and cocoa. Put “Mary Poppins” on the television and surrounded myself in cozy memories of Moz and Dad and watching “Mary Poppins” with them as a young girl.

Getting out of bed was a good idea.

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.”
– Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Branch Across Road
Elijah

Windy day on the Padilla Bay Dike.

3 thoughts on “Getting Out of Bed Was a Good Idea

  1. Hi Karen,
    Been really enjoying your blog with your excerpts from your books. And of course the beautiful photos you take!

    I wanted to ask for suggestions about places in Bellingham, if you wouldn’t mind–I don’t want to take up space here, can I contact you privately on wordpress? I don’t know how that works…

    Suzette

    • Oh – I’m so glad you asked! 🙂 Lake Padden is one of my favorite places in Bellingham. I also really enjoy the boardwalk that runs from Fairhaven to the downtown part of Bellingham. And there’s a nice trail through the woods down to Marine Park near the Alaska Ferry terminal.

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