Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Day is Done, Gone the Sun

It looks like Gracie has had enough! Either that, or she's demonstrating how I feel when I realize I have to return to work in less than a week!

Here she is checking out a box I left out.

Is it any wonder that I was gifted this cute mug?

The waves on the bay have been rougher than usual, but they haven't stopped me from soaking up the sun as often as I can get down there.

But the waves have prevented me from playing with my new toy as much as I'd like. Yes, I finally bought a new-to-me Stand Up Paddleboard, or SUP, as they are commonly called. It's my early Christmas gift from my husband and I am beyond thrilled. I played with it a bit today, but the waves were too choppy for me to have much success at standing up, although I had fun nonetheless.

This sunset is from last week, and I feel like it's representative of the end of summer for me. I fly to Arkansas tomorrow morning to visit my aunt and uncle, and I return Saturday night, leaving me with just the one day before I return to work. The good news is that my mom is going to go with me on this little trip, which will make it extra nice. We travel well together, probably because she tends to let me run things now that we're both older.

But back to work or not, I still plan to get in some quality beach time during the month of September, after school and on weekends, so I'll try not to complain too much.



  1. Have a safe trip and savor your last pre-school minutes!

  2. Gracie is such a sweet pea!

    I hope your trip goes well. And I hope that your return to school is at least OK once you actually get there. :-)

  3. Lucky You!!!! I want a paddle board, I have tried it a few times, but who am I kidding I have no time in my life right now to do it. Enjoy!