the we're at the beach - edition
dateline: cape cod, massachusetts, u.s.a. edition @ 6:26pm on 26 july 2014
weather outside: a breezy 72F - and mostly cloudy
mood inside: ex. time to exhale! exams are done and all are quiet and exhausted.
drinking another glass of up-graded sauvignon blanc - i'm drinking california swill :)
eating an order from showtime pizza as cole was unable to locate much at the local stop&shop.
embracing the familiarity of all that is our summer destination of choice. as well as a number of changes in the house: new thermostat system, new carpeting (the painful sisal is gone!), new linens and beds.
enjoying the sights and sounds of our annual visit to cape cod.
cooking as little as possible. focusing on mostly breakfast and lunch. out for dinner!
trying a new holiday plan - nothing. everyone is now independent enough to be on their own.
missing claire who is still in oakville - working.
feeling tired after a 10+ hour drive. but no more tired than mr. jet-lagged or ms. math course!
listening to american television. it is exhausting.
watching the watery horizon.
reading nothing at the moment, but a few magazines were packed and the kindle is loaded.
wearing crop pants and t-shirt. feet are bare. love summer!
packing er, unpacking. amazing how little we need to bring on our annual holiday now that the kids are older and pack for themselves.
planning absolutely everything. from the colours to every room in the new house, to the linens for chloé's new room (we hope!) at school, to cole's new room at school, to caden's new volleyball team - or organization. there is no moment not planned, or at least considered.
stopping the regular apology for so much planning!
wanting to feel 100% rested and refreshed.
needing to drink way more water every day. not coffee. not tea. not wine. water.
wishing to be completely settled into the new house - with my bed!
waiting impatiently for the doctor to call back with my results. seriously thinking of just getting all the test results and taking them to medcan and be done with this nonsense.
thinking i don't want to think at all.
enjoying sleeping in a king size bed.
paying for neglecting myself for so many years. so much work ahead!
encouraging the kids to try as many new things as possible. they're going into boston to fenway. we're going to salem to check it out. i'm game to take them wherever they want to go.
celebrating our time at the seashore. tasty seafood. ocean waves. salty wind. pink and blue hydrangeas. we look forward to this time every year. so wonderful.
cultivating a pace that i hope is sustainable through the year - or at least the end of summer!
marveling at how much caden has grown - he must be 6' tall!
anticipating some fun behind the camera.
and tada, a photo from my week:
beer, er, ginger ale pong :)
we're on beach time ... so i'm posting more than a few days late :)