Tuesday, September 29, 2015

An Evening at the Beach

I first wanted to start out by thanking everyone who reached out to me on the blog or privately as a result of my previous post. You guys are all some tough cookies and bad-asses for what you've had to face down in your life and that you have come through still willing to reach out and lend me a supportive word is pretty darn cool. I'm feeling extremely grateful for you all right now and I hope you all know that you truly have my empathy, love and support as well.

Many of you had some great suggestions that I've had in my mind get into or at least attempt or do more of such as getting outdoors, mindfulness, etc., and I'm excited to venture into some of these things. Maybe we can do it together?

On the note of getting outside more... after being stuck indoors for two weeks due to being sick, yesterday I was desperately craving the beach.

Somewhere in the haze of my illness Fall had come and I hadn't even noticed! While its still in the high 80s during the day, the evenings are starting to cool off and the days are getting shorter.

That horrible heat wave a few weeks back had me pining for the cold weather and everything that comes with it. Yesterday it hit me that summer is over and all of a sudden I wasn't ready to let go of the beach days.

I decided that we just needed the beach urgently so we headed over to Grandma's for dinner, to play with cousin Damian and for a beach sunset while its still warm.

It was a gorgeous evening.

The sun made everything glow orange.

The water was warm and clear.

Winnie splashed in the waves.

Archie and Damian rolled around in the waves and karate chopped them.

The kids got some bonus Grandma time.

I always try to make sure Archie's time after school is full of play and physical activity. With the new house having dirt for a lawn, the tree house and the trampoline not yet up and running, this has been difficult lately. Homework also gets in the way.

But we decided to take a break from that.

Go outside and take a breather.

And it was so worth it. We may need to add it to our weekly routine.

Now if the Fall season could only bring me some pomegranates! I have this yummy recipe I am dying to share!! Coming soon!


  1. Oooooooh pomegranates, love them!
    Being outdoors is precious and so good - even more so if you have to spend most of the week indoors (I work at an office, so... yes, indoors). I need to get that into a weekly routine again, too, and to actually start exploring the forest areas nearby where I live now. This year has been all about moving and dragging around furniture, etc. So I think now it's time to explore the woodlands. :)

  2. Great to hear you are feeling better. I hope you don't mind me saying...looking at people like Tom Cruise talking about Scientology in that stupid leaked video: He's supposedly so Tone 40, on top of his game, Mr, has it all together - and the others such as Kirstie Allie, Juliette Lewis, etc - next to you they all look like dirty deformed little trolls. Your beauty is so natural and honesty radiates from your face. In my opinion, you've made it and if I were you, would not worry about a thing in the sense of the grand scheme of things. They are the ones who are screwed - even if they leave the church, because in their case the corruption is inside them as well. That's how I see it anyway.

    1. Thanks so much for reaching out. I appreciate your kind words and reassurance <3

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  3. Beautiful :) what else is better or more healing than being out in the nature....