First, however, I need a cup of coffee. Also, a bit of breakfast. I will definitely postpone web-surfing and a shower until after I post, reserving them as rewards for a job well done! Naturally, I do not actually require an incentive to produce a few hundred words. I am an artist and a philosopher! The words simply flow. Why, the real challenge is to find the time to direct the veritable flood of
The trip itself
Off we marched to the store - well to several stores because it is after-season, of course, and few merchants still had any beach chairs in stock. As our beach time ticked away, I dragged Jeanne from pillar to post.
After wasting a couple of precious hours of beach time in that manner, you can imagine that I was
At the beach, it took only a moment for
I set up the lounger in a few inches of water so that I might be able to trail my fingers in the foaming surf as the gentle waves rose and fell along the shoreline. It was all very much like in a movie and, to be perfectly frank, it was
I am not one to complain, as TITK™ are well aware, but I really feel that when one makes the effort to plan a beach vacation, the weather gods should, at the very least, provide the superb weather that any reasonable person ought to be able to expect. In that regard, I am sorry to report that we were sadly disappointed. It is true that the sun shone brightly for five glorious days out of the six, but I want to know why it always has to be cloudy and chilly on the last full day of vacation?
Most of the week passed in this
On the drive down, for Jeanne's express entertainment (note: I require no distractions while driving - actually, I prefer no distractions at all while driving to be at my best; in point of fact, if anyone in the vehicle so much as whispers one word to me while I am driving, we are apt to wind up in a ditch - but I am otherwise a superb driver!), I played several CDs which are
I will not belabor the point, but let me just say that I did my best to keep Jeanne entertained throughout the drive, and I assure you that singing along with ABBA and the POLICE and THE BEATLES at the top of one's voice for eleven straight hours is no drive down easy street! Fortunately, I am an excellent singer - whatever some may say that I lack in musicality, I more than compensate for in volume - and I happen to know all of the words of all of the songs on every album I have ever owned off by heart. This is why playing CDs several times through on every road trip is so helpful! I am not saying that Jeanne is unimaginative, but it would not have hurt her to consider this aspect of the situation before she complained to Walter at the end of the trip about not having spoken a single word all day. Although
On that note, I must get busy here! The boys have an orthodontist appointment soon and good heavens! I forgot to get supper ready!
Good day to all!