Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Have a BEEF.


This was my home in Felton.

This is the best dad gum coffee on the Earth. period. Steve's Smooth French, that's what I'm talkin bout, yeah they do internet orders buy some.


Guess where? I know I took the picture. I'll give you a big hint just around the corner is the Crow's Nest.


This is an internet photo of West Cliff drive, I would give the photographer credit if I knew who took it, amazing picture. Yes it is this pretty in real life no special effects needed.

Ok just quit it. It seems like everywhere I look people are writing about Santa Cruz and Monterey, in California. You may not know this but I am a California born native. I moved here in the year 2000, because we saw a house we couldn't resist. Seriously for a price like that we could pay the note by flippin burgers for a living, or so we said.

People are going everywhere, places that are my old stompin grounds and I know exactly where they are and what it's like.

And I am getting depressed.

I miss it.

It's hot here.

My life is good here, but I wonder if it will ever feel like "home."

And just when I think I can't take another post of this, the other big whammy comes, puppies and dogs. Or worse losing a dog, or a bird, or shoot fire a sick mama. You know what?

CRAP I can't take it anymore. If my granddaughter could've waited a few more days I would've run away with her! Only when your a kid can you just up and go like that, and tonight I'm jealous.

I really want some coffee from Mr Toots. On Saturday night I want to go to Mt Hermon for the outdoor music. I want to walk in the woods, and stroll on the beach. I'd like to go see Speckwoman and oooh and awhh over all her latest insanely fantastic designs. I'd go see my friends, and have tea parties with W&R. Maybe I'd never come back to Mississippi.

I could do it too, if I didn't have a house, a husband, a kid, 2 cats, and a job in the ICU.

Oh my gawd I am soooooo depressed. I must need a new hormone patch.

If I happen to have any Santa Cruz lurkers and you have a garage apt for rent, leave me a comment. I can almost smell the sea air, I have got a bad case, a bad bad case.... Carpos, The Palomar, the thrift stores, the beaches, the library book sales,..... waaaaaaaaah

yep that is definitely whining, bawling, complaining, pity party, whatever, yep that would be right. Anybody want to buy my house? The garden comes with it, and you can even have the cats.

22 comments:

Grandma J said...

Something about us CA girls that makes us always yearn to be back along the coast. No humidity or big bugs,and of course the vast Pacific can't be beat.

I'm from the Southern Coast of CA, but I know I'm in Texas for the best reasons and I give thanks for them. Now I'll go check out that coffee. :)

Sadie said...

I've never been to California, but I've wanted to visit there for forever! Sorry you are feeling homesick :( I sure do know the feeling of just wanting to up and go though... it sounds so nice sometimes!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

if you dont want to see things you miss come to my blog LOL its hot here too and there is nothing about .... way out west on it! HUGSSSSSSSSSSS

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Stop, stop, stop!!! You're depressing me too. Get on a plane and come for a visit. We'll drive down and do the town together. REALLY! Do it! I'm game for some Gayle's Bakery goodies and all the rest. (And you know I am ALWAYS up for tea here at W&R!)

Karen Deborah . . . Come on Down!!! (And anybody else that wants to join us -- I've been dreaming of a blog-dacious get together with all of us in one place having a blast without a keyboard in our midst. Sound fun? Let's pray and see what happens!!) ; D

[Whew! I'm worn out! I'm gonna go do a load of laundry and get a grip.]

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh, you poor thing. Debbie's right. You need to get yourself out here for a visit. I'm so sorry about all the posts on Asilomar. I didn't mean to make you feel so bad. I really think you need to come to California for a while.
If my mother wasn't in such critical condition I would go with you and Debbie and walk the beach at Santa Cruz with both of you. Maybe I could slip in a day or two when I'm down in the Bay Area. I haven't been there in years.
Please come at some point. I think you deserve a much needed trip here. Life's too short to be so unhappy. Come on out to California and do some California Dreaming and wear some flowers in you hair...

Becky said...

Oo ooh can I come too? I promise to not talk too much and never ask if we are there yet.

I'll be your thrift store enthusiast.

Karen said...

Cheer up - I'm not going anywhere either so we can sit in your garden together and chat. That should help some, right?

MaBunny said...

I'm sorry you feel so yucky. Those pictures are gorgeous, and I haven't been there ever, so you are one up on me!
/hugs to you , and hoping you get a new hormone patch!

noble pig said...

There is this beautiful house we rent on West Cliff Drive, it's incredible and I always miss it too.

Linda said...

Oh, Karen! Had a bad day, lovie?? Yes, put on the new patch. Drink some whine...oh, wait...I meant wine! You'll feel better in the morning! Besides, how you gonna afford to live in CA unless you get a crack house? Call me, I'll take you out for cocktails and listen.

Gail said...

I have a dear friend that lives in Palmdale, I'ver never been to Ca. would love to go for a visit....however, way to much going on here, daughter getting a divorce, husband running to V.A. to get tests done. My answer to all
of this- count your blessings and think on what-so-ever is lovely,true and of a good report.My iris came,are in the ground, and God watered them good today.THANKS AGAIN

Chris H said...

Seriously, if you miss your 'home' town so much why don't you explore the possibilities of going back there?
Probably can't I suspect, so you must try and love where you are! You really must, or the rest of your life will suck with being unhappy where you are. That would not be good.
{{{HUGS}}}

Tracy said...

Awww Karen! You're just a little home sick for Santa Cruz. I think it was my photos from Mr. Toots that sent you over the edge!! Next time I go to SC, I'll get something special and send it to you:) Maybe a surfboard magnet? A bag of coffee?? Oh..saltwater taffy from the warf??? Actually, I'd LOVE to leave CA. I'm a native too, but it's just to crazy here now. I want some land around me and I sure won't find it here. Hey...maybe we should trade for a while?:)

Farmchick said...

I feel your pain. Sometimes things just seem like they would be so much easier somewhere else. Focus on all of the good and power through.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Everyone gets homesick. Miles may keep you apart but memories keep you close. & like my mom said come to Silence is Broken :) It's all EAST COAST on our corner.
Hope it gets better :)
Love-n-Hugs
♥Martha Jean

Kathy said...

I am late to this post. HUGS sweetie! Debbie's idea is great, a blogger get together, some day. I wanted to run away to CA when I was a young hippie teen in Michigan. Didn't. Got here in my late 40s, love it. Feels like home. Sorry you had such a crummy mood gtoday. HUGS

Life with Kaishon said...

It's so pretty. Your beach is WAY prettier than ours!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I actually feel better after reading your "depressing" post. I'm longing for my lake and feeling like I'd rather curl up with a blanket than face another day of... well, of waiting on everyone from the moment I wake up until midnight when I drop into bed.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for posting all those Santa Cruz photos and making you home sick!!! That's the bad thing about this area, once you leave it's so hard to come back because it's so dang expensive here! When you live here you just put up with it and get used to the expense. I've thought about leaving awhile back but I don't think I could now.

In case you feel like looking at more Santa Cruz photos, Glenda from Many Fond Memories just posted some photos...that's if you're up to it! Her link is on my sidebar.

I get depressed looking at New England photos because I really want to go back there for a vacation so I know how you feel!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for posting all those Santa Cruz photos and making you home sick!!! That's the bad thing about this area, once you leave it's so hard to come back because it's so dang expensive here! When you live here you just put up with it and get used to the expense. I've thought about leaving awhile back but I don't think I could now.

In case you feel like looking at more Santa Cruz photos, Glenda from Many Fond Memories just posted some photos...that's if you're up to it! Her link is on my sidebar.

I get depressed looking at New England photos because I really want to go back there for a vacation so I know how you feel!

BamBam, or Nightingale said...

GREAT! Now can we take our vacation?! What a perfectune apportunity, as my grandma is envious for the Surf Side Central where we use to call it "home"! I got money! Can I pack my bags?! PLEASE CAN WE TAKE OUR VACATION?!

BamBam, or Nightingale said...

You are not selling my cats fyi