Since I am losing my incredibly awesome insurance at the end of this month I’ve been cramming in doctors and dentist appointments as I can. This morning I had a follow up appointment for something and for some reason I had it stuck in my head that the appointment was around 11 am, so I took the whole day off. When I went to confirm it last night, it was actually set for 9am, but since I have a couple of personal days to burn I decided to just stay home today anyway.
After my appointment, I grabbed a book and a towel and headed to the beach. I couldn’t have chosen a better day to be off. The temperature was in the mid 70’s, very little humidity, and there were huge puffy clouds in the sky. It was gorgeous. I found a log down on the beach and set up camp. I divided my time between reading, looking for sharks teeth, and digging my toes into the sand as the water splashed my legs. I’m going to miss the water. I’m going to miss the waves lapping onto the beach. I’m going to miss it very much.
The recent storms ate away at the cliffs at the beach, and large chunks of packed clay had fallen to the ground. A few of the trees look even more precarious as they balance on the edge. Another storm or two might bring them down.
When my time was up I packed up my stuff and went to pick up the kids. They had an early dismissal today and I was able to collect them from the bus. I had grabbed their swimsuits and we headed back to the beach where we spent the better part of four more hours. I ran into a friend there and we got the chance to sit and talk and catch up while our kids played. After they left we stayed awhile longer. We had plans to meet up with their daycare for an ice cream party at our favorite ice cream store, so when it came time for ice cream we headed to the van.
Hungry and exhausted, we gobbled up our ice cream and the kids laughed and giggled with their friends.
By the time we got home it was nearly time for bed. Big E is sporting an impressive sunburn and my cheeks look rather pink this evening. I think we will all sleep really, really well tonight!