Mixed Emotions

It’s with mixed emotions that I returned to my familiar home of 39 years, Portland, Oregon in mid-May. Leaving what I call my “adopted country, Mexico” where I share a home with my husband in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende,   (http://adventureswithsher.blogspot.com/2014/03/in-residence-in-san-miguel-de-allende.html) is always with mixed emotions as I have so many new-found friends there, a support group of writers with the San Miguel Literary Sala, wonderful neighbors, both Mexican and Ex-pats,  and a Clay Studio where I can go and sculpt to my creative hands’ delight. On the other hand, its always wonderful to know I am coming back to dear long-time friends and my wonderful family in Portland, Oregon. The plus side also is I return to our small cottage on the Oregon Coast on the Nehalem River, a place of peaceful days where I can write, kayak, walk the nearby beach in Manzanita and just enjoy our mild summer weather. Note, I said “summer weather!”  It’s a different story in the winter when Oregon rains and grey skies color our days!  How blessed I feel to have the opportunity to live in two such ideal places at times when they are at their best: winter and spring in San Miguel and summer and fall in Oregon. So no complaints, just mixed emotions. 


 Oregon’s Nehalem River  and the beautiful colonial buildings of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. 



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