As you can see…..I survived the drive out of my comfort zone. My cousin did text me in the morning and asked if I wanted to follow them…..duh. :) We (as a group) ended up at the wrong place it was an Ave. vs St situation. My other cousin’s husband came and rescued us, all I could think was whew it wasn’t just me!! The view at the correct place was much better, and I was obsessed with trying to get a good picture of the sea gulls…my phone just didn’t cut it.
I did get my feet wet…..
I left with some sand and some stones and a few feathers, the girl even found a shell. The water was very relaxing after the stressful drive….there was this bridge….that I forgot about…..small anxiety attack….I held my breath….it was a long bridge….I was dizzy for a while. The boy who is driving now said “Don’t hold your breath you’re gonna get us killed!” It’s been almost 17yrs since I last faced that bridge.
It was a nice party and it was good to see my out of town family….unfortunately I realized after twenty minutes on the turnpike….I forgot the card. I did however remember to bring everyone the caponata that I canned the night before….go figure!
I was home long enough to make the kids dinner and then I was off to PT’s for dinner….funny how we both made burgers. After dinner PT read my cards and they pretty much say all of the things that I have bee trying to do. The three of swords bothers me a little, but nothing worth while is ever easy. I am going to list the reading although this is more for my sketchy memory. 8 of Wands,The Hermit, 3 of Swords, King of Swords (have no idea who this is) and The Sun….which is a phenomenal ending…..if I ever get there. Say what you will….I know…and the cards don’t lie. I knew I would never make it to breakfast if we watched a movie, so we watched two old episodes of Sex and the City.
I came home to my teenage daughter reading on the couch…..let’s pause and reflect on the beauty of that……then the tangent started. Wow…she is not wrong. Looking for Alaska was the name of the traumatic book that was on her school reading list. She said to me “remember how you couldn’t watch the new 21 Jump Street because they were so stupid that it gave you anxiety….well this book is givin’ me anxiety!” Some things I am going to assume that she knew….somewhat anyway. “It lists all 4 bases and they all start with F” I had to stop and think….okay true and the most vulgar way of phrasing it…..then there was the attempted blow job passage. She made me read it, and yes I sat there looking like Sebastian from The Little Mermaid when he first saw Ariel trying to walk on human legs….chin on the floor. Wow….what happened to Canturbury Tales and Wuthering Heights? This was holy cow….on the summer reading list????
I feel bad for the teacher that has to hear the report on this one….. She really liked The Lone Survivor and we rented the movie…it’s really long so maybe tomorrow after yoga.
I did make it to breakfast this morning which is always yummy and the best way to start the week. I did all of my running around and was home as this kids were just waking up.
The rest of my day consisted of crazy cleaning….like taking apart the ceiling fan cleaning. I somehow forgot to do my laundry in this whirlwind of a weekend…clothes today, towels tomorrow. Thank goodness the kids can do their own.
Tomorrow is Monday already….here is to surviving the week ahead…..Zia