A quiet Sunday

It is a quiet Sunday morning, quite chilly. Would love to have a fire … Keep waiting for the rains. I am enjoying the peace and quiet of my particular spot on this planet. Each and every day I am astounded at my fortune in being able to sur-vive and thrive up here alone with my dogs and the rest of Mother Nature. It is not an easy life, but it is a blessed one!

One of my friends asked me yesterday why I wasn’t blogging about all the little fund-raisers going on for the victims of the Pfeiffer Fire. I had to think about it and ask myself if I was doing this, and if so, why? What I decided is that the fire took a lot out of all of us, including me. I was so very overwhelmed that I have been taking a bit of a break. I have been asked to promote this thing, or that, to notify sur-vivors of this meeting, this agency’s assistance, and what-not. The bigger this blog gets, the more people contact me with requests. So much, almost too much, after all. I rarely just post what I am asked to. I like to research it. Have I or someone I trust gone to this meeting, participated in this organization, etc. Who is this person, agency, organization that is making this request? Why are they wanting me to promote/post/support them, their agency, their organization? Will the majority of my readers be interested, or is this targeted for a very narrow sub-audience? There is a lot that goes on with some posts before they are made public.

The work that goes on behind the blog, so-to-speak, is usually not visible, but it does take time. It is what I need to do to make sure the information I post is accurate, truthful, helpful, and worthy of our time – mine and yours. Fortunately I retired in 2012, so have more time to devote to this entity we created. Some posts, like my Photo Fridays, I am able to arrange before hand, and the only work it requires is getting my Internet to cooperate enough to get the photos up loaded. Sometimes, even with all that time, there are other things I want or need to do. This morning it is coffee in bed in the quiet of my morning, cuddled up under my down comforter with one or more dogs by my side.

Have a great week! If you are attending the Fungus Face-off this coming Saturday at Ventana for the annual Foragers Festival to benefit our Health Center, look for me. I’ll be in my trademark hat!

11 thoughts on “A quiet Sunday

  1. Thank you, Kate, for taking some great, gentle morning time for yourself and the critters and giving us all the example. With the rush, crush and madness from the fire and it’s aftermath, self-care gets left in the dust too often. I appreciate your sharing this with us and taking the time you need to keep you doin’ the devoted community service you do so well. warm hugs and head scritches.

  2. It’s lovely to read your splendid cozy morning, pup-cozied and reflective. Sorting out the crisis and what happened and what’s next. It’s okay. Your thoughtful economy is part of your charm. The fires, all the emergency of it, tore at everyone’s hearts and believe me I did worry for you, for all of you who have built magical havens in Big Sur.

    We had a kind of veil of heavy fog at sundown then rain overnight, not much but glad for it. We’ll all be okay. Hugs to you from here, pats to pups and cats too.

  3. A shout out to you, Kate, from the Carmel Highlands where I, too, fully intend to stay in my PJ’s until at least noon, catch up on a pile of mail and watch the wind swirl the fog along the waterline at the horizon. Big hug to you and the pack!

  4. Kate: and thank goodness for a quiet Sunday! Kate, I know I am one of many many people who SO APPRECIATE you, your huge heart, your willingness to hang in there with such realness and authenticity we rarely see in the world beyond Big Sur. THANK YOU for being you. When I think of Paradise in CA, I often think of Big Sur. And even though we are elsewhere, my heart is and will always be with your beautiful area. Merci.

  5. You are right, Kate. Time to lick our wounds here now. We will keep moving ahead and helping each other in any way we can. Thanks for everything you do.

  6. I really appreciate all the time you take in validating information before posting…glad you had a quiet Sunday and hope to say Hi next weekend….

  7. Very deserving Kate for reflective self care and time to take Sunday morning to do what Sunday’s were made for-cozy time with coffee and the pups. Thanks for all you do for us. I truly appreciate you. Hugs.

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