Monday, June 30, 2014


The beach is one of the many places on Earth that I am amazed by God's handiwork. The vastness of the ocean nearly takes my breath.  We are fortunate the condo is literally steps from the beach. I didn't get a lot of reading done in the sun today, but I plan to catch up tonight. We spent a lot of the day poolside catching up with some dear folks we see here once a year.  The salt air is wonderful to clear the mind & wash away the cares of the world (even if temporary). 

It's Time!

For the first time in 3 years, we have returned to our annual vacation location - Garden City Beach.  We've come here for the past 18 years (minus 3).  It's definitely changed a lot over the years. It has always been more commercialized and busy than I care for - but this week it seems more so.  Maybe I'm just getting older and have less tolerance for rude, self centered people. Regardless, I hope to enjoy the next few days & get a little reading done. 
I'll follow up with book reviews later this summer :-)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life Update

In reviewing an old post, I realized I had not posted since October 2013!  Whoa!  Needless to say, a lot has happened. 

Here's the nutshell version:

-we survived super-son's first year of middle school! It was better than we anticipated, yet more exhausting than I ever imagined
-I accepted a new position at work. It was a big step out of my comfort zone. I had been in my previous position for 17 years. However, it's been the best professionally for me - very fulfilling & extremely rewarding
-I've lost my exercise routine! You may recall I was an early riser & loved getting it out of the way BUT the middle school schedule threw a kink in that - so I switched to lunch.  The new position (& location) has made that challenging. I miss my workouts! 

Let's see if I can blog more this summer!