Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Another Day In Paradise
Good morning from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, right off the Florida coast! We got your sand, we got your water, we got your sky and we got your shrimp boats. We got your Jimmy Buffett playing in the grocery store!
It's mighty fine.
I really don't have a thing to offer or pontificate about or theorize concerning or complain about. I'm just at the beach and my hips quit hurting and I took another good walk this morning and the kids are off to breakfast and I've got a few minutes to myself before the grandboys get here and all hell breaks loose. Which it will. There will be sand and water playing and diaper changing and picking sandspurs out of feet. There will be, "I so hungry. I haven't eaten ALL day," and there will be "Mer-Mer, this your new house?" There will be juice pouring and sandwich making and attempts to get sun-weary boys down for a nap.
And tonight we might go to the world-famous (haha!) BJ's Pizza where Jessie and Lily used to love to go when they were teeny-tiny mermaids because...well, pizza AND Atari? Can't beat that. We had our nachos last night and I thought I might explode and then I made the kids watch Flipping Out and Lily kept saying, "He's so mean!" and then they all stayed up and played a game and I went to bed and there's your sunrise, right up there, top picture, and then a picture of the way the sun's rays were shooting through the clouds, silver-puddling up on the Gulf and that last one is a shrimp boat that went by as I was walking. I dropped my damn phone in the water but it appears to be fine, thank god, and that's about it from here, y'all.
I'm going to tidy up and wash last night's glasses and this morning's coffee cups and wait for those boys to get here because I need 'em bad.
I only have one more thing to say- those dolphins better show up today because they were slackers yesterday and I did not see them one time. We cannot have that. It is, of course possible that they showed up when I wasn't looking but they need to pay better attention. Or perhaps I do. Either way. I want to see some damn dolphins today.