Day 2 on the journey with my parents to Florida…..
Today, we met up with our hometown friends (yes, from Canada) for breakfast on the boardwalk. Continue reading
Today was Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone!
It started with me waking up late, daydreaming myself awake. Kinda lovely to do sometimes. I got up, had a small breaky, sat on the balcony. We’d already exchanged gifts beforehand (since my sister couldn’t come with us, we had our celebrations last week), but my dad still had a couple gifts to give to my mom, so after that we sat on the balcony and took in some sun with our coffees. After a nice morning walk around the Pass with my mom, we went back to the condo for bacon & eggs and cleaned the place up for our dinner company….. then another walk …… and another….. then friends came over for Christmas dinner and we had a blast. Such fun people. I hope I’m that fun when I’m their age. Of course, they’re my parents’ age too but umm…… no, I really don’t have a way to get my foot out of my mouth there. New topic!
So today on the beach I was walking mostly in the water to search for the bigger shells, so I didn’t see as much interesting stuff today, but here’s the daily list anyway:
Well that’s all I can think of right now, mostly because I’m tired! If I remember more, you can be sure I’ll get back to you with it.
Again, happy holidays to you, and I hope you all had a Merry Christmas 🙂
I will probably never have even tan lines. I’m not a big fan of lying around when I could be doing something interesting in the sun….. so I often end up more tanned on one side, or with a sock tan from playing tennis, or with multiple bathing suit strap lines. I’m always surprised when people make a big deal out of it, so I’ve decided it’s like laugh lines — some people accept them and others do everything they can to cover them up. My tan lines, whatever they may look like, show where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing….. and if people don’t like them, well then they’re not my kinda people 😉
Things on the beach, round 2:
can you see the mountains for the clouds?
I look down on this rural painted valley
and cannot distinguish
oh I know the sight well
Mount Airy rising like a throne
above all else
solid and stoic, like a rook
signalling a new state
the land of barren beige roads
the ones that reflect the Sun
in continuous arcs, like rainbows
leading us to golden shores
King Airy — the guide to heaven’s door
Copyright L.M. 2007. (written in Virginia a bit, mostly in North Carolina, on way to Florida.).
The sky was really cool today.
I never quite know how the weather’s going to be when I get up, even if I check my Weather Network toolbar thingy on my computer, so it’s always a bit of a gamble in terms of coat choice this time of year. I went with my brown Fall jacket, and was glad of it. As soon as I opened the door I was greeted with a warm cool breeze (cool because it’s Fall and it’s expected to be a bit cool, and warm because it had an unexpected warmth still left in it). Over the park trees and over the Queen’s buildings, I could see in the distance blue clouds. That nice, rich Russian Blue Cat kinda blue. The kind, had it been cold outside, you would have expected to be delivering snow. Instead, the sun was shining, the wind fiesty, and it was a perfect beginning to the day.
I actually was slightly resenting the fact that I had class to attend, because I just felt like walking around listening to my music all day 🙂 I might still do that, for a bit at least. I’ve had an overall pretty crummy past few days, though I shouldn’t complain as it’s probably mostly my own fault! Haha, that’s life. But nothing makes me feel better when I’m down than a good walk. It makes me wonder about next year; if I move, I’ll have to think about that when deciding where to live…..
Yes, now I’m thinking about that, I definitely need to walk. Definitely time to go down to the water: windy, sunny, cloudy, somewhat warm (season-considering), and some lifey stuff to think about……
Off I go….. 🙂
I can’t go to a tanning salon because I feel like I’d be cheating on the Sun.