Monday, May 11, 2009
I did. I went to the beach again today. Not to despise my Northern European lineage - but to make my skin gold like my native American ancestors. It is gold - yay! Ah feel sexy, flexy, and fun..."H" is snoring away in his room, oh well.
I blatantly ignore all the warnings of too much sun on the skin and instead soak, imbibe and otherwise wallow in antioxidants.
The sun, the water sounds, the clouds, the gulls crying, the sight of the sea creatures, what balm to the soul.
It was so cool - I saw a school of dolphins - parents and little ones, and also watched a school of Manta Rays - four very large ones and three little ones. I was terrified to go in the water because of the Rays and also because of an incredible undertow for weeks down there. (Although one bikini clad woman I was chatting with said only Sting Rays sting - well, makes sense) Since the back injury, I have a hard time standing up in a strong undertow and did not want to get swept out where I would test the Rays to see if they indeed did or did not sting. And/or drown.
Stopped at the market on the way home and bought a large ice cold watermelon that I shared with Big Mamma Cat - she is so funny, loves watermelon and avocados.
It finally rained a whole bunch and I am now on my way out to sit on the front porch and survey what grows in the front. Yesterday I had jalapenos in my eggs - from the garden (not the eggs - no chickens, though I wish there were) ....
Misplaced my camera again, caught the laptop cord in the recliner and mashed it, so no computer left with sound and this one slugs along so slowly.....burned up my stand-up mixer trying to make chocolate zucchini muffins, transferred the batter to the food processor and burned it up - I guess they were old - I keep thinking things should last forever - like husbands - sorry, I am being quite the comedian this evening - 'twas the wonderful salt air - more relaxed than if I had 3 Margarita's. Come to think of it, I think that would quite top off the day.........a nice, on the rocks, slow sip on the porch admiring the flowers. Wish I had photos for everyone - Foxglove, Lilies, Purple Stocks - Gerberas, things are growing like crazy!
Posted by Gardenia at 4:53 PM