Sunday, August 19, 2012

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

It started out this way. 

A little more than the shower they predicted.

And ended up here.

In between

We stayed in a very nice beach rental.

Mary Poppins stopped by

The grandkids went on their first ocean fishing trip.

which turned out not to be so much fun.

Making sand castles

and jumping the waves

Were more to their liking.

We had some beautiful days playing in the water

And some lovely evenings enjoying the sunset

The kids had a blast and I always cherish my time with them.

The last few days were not the best, but we all stuck together and I am so thankful for the family that I have.

With some luck, I will be off to the west coast this week. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

'Tis the Season

Storms are surrounding us, weather people are talking about doom and gloom, but I am doing OK

I will soon be going on vacation with my family and am excited about all the fun we will be having. Plans have been made since April and everything fell into place very easily.

There were just a few more things to get, so off I went to Costco today, the mega store with everything mega sized. As I walked in, I noticed that against the wall there was Christmas ribbon stacked high.  As I moved across the aisles, I saw all the outside furniture had been replaced by toys for children.  Did I miss something?  Where did the rest of summer go, and for that matter did autumn happen without me noticing?   Have I been in a coma and woken up to a very warm winter?

So just in case you are listening to holiday carols right now and can't wait to get that shopping started, the fa-la-la thing has begun. Sales at Walmart will start at midnight, get there early.

Me, I'm going to the beach.  Hopefully, it will not snow.