Don and I have been in Oregon for over 6 weeks. Baby Charlotte has been here for less than 2. We rented an Airbnb so we wouldn't have to be helicopter grandparents, hovering constantly. We're giving the new parents space.
But it's hard staying away.
Today we gave the parents their own space. I washed some baby clothes in the Airbnb washing machine, which is better than mine at home. But, I needed to hand wash a few. Our sink is tiny and Oregon is moist! Air-drying takes forever! Man. These really are cute, though!
The cold and drizzle has kept us inside much of the time. I'm trying not to complain because many people like my dad, have been pretty much isolated in a room or two, for a year.
But yesterday evening the sun broke through and I spotted a double rainbow!
Sunshine at Cathedral Park
With no baby plans today, Don and I took advantage of the sun and headed into Portland to see the bridges. St. John's Bridge is my favorite.
The high was 45, but it felt heavenly! It just felt good to stroll and see other people.
There were a few dog walkers and I spotted a couple picnics. Some very young kids were playing ball.
We were outside and distanced, but every single person, (including the kids) was wearing a mask.
Man and Birds
This man in the park was the most entertaining of all.
He lugged this big container from his truck and walked down to the water. The seagulls and ducks acted like they knew him. He scattered some kind of seed or feed, over the river bank and the birds flocked!
We walked down to a dock where we spotted a few fishermen. Then I noticed this sign.
What a happy little surprise! The plywood L was about 20 feet high. Simple white letters with a happy message.
Looks like a sweet cause, to make this sign permanent.
Yay for sun and bridges and LOVE signs! Yay for the baby that we'll see tomorrow!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!