Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Life's a Beach

William woke up this morning at 7:30 a.m., talking a mile a minute and ready to start his school work. Bleary-eyed, I tried to see this as a positive. Usually, it takes me about a week to recover from a week away, and I'd been gone 10 days to Holden Beach, North Carolina. To the left, you see the view from our rental's back deck. The rolling motion, gentle sounds and warm air still call to me, yet it is time to start again another school year.

Each year, dh's family gathers there like the Loggerhead turtles who lay their eggs on this beach, following some ancient call. They've (dh's family) gathered along this coast for some thirty years, maybe twenty at Holden. The first time I remember going was in 1992. This year, 58 people were present.

Like this morning, William was full of energy during our week there and combined with family functions, I spent less time in the sand than I would have liked. I suppose there is time for that when I get older. I sometimes look at the ocean cam, seeing that in another place far away, the ocean continues on without me.


Packsaddle said...

The earthcam thing is cool but kinda grainy.

There is something in the upper left-hand corner of the screen right now.

It looks like some guy making out with a girl wearing a burka.

Or, it could just be a fishing pier.

I can't tell.

pita-woman said...

Y'all slept in 'til 7:30am? I thought you were up with the chickens, literally! 7:30 is kind of late for you isn't it???

Junosmom said...

Okay, Pack - quit stirring up trouble. My girls are safely home - wait, let me go check......

Junosmom said...

PITA - I get up about 6:30, but I'm used to having time to blog and read email and drink a gallon of coffee before having to deal with any cheerful youthfulness. Usually, he sleeps until 8:30. Sometimes 9. And for you non-chicken owners, the little boogers are crowing their little heads off at 4-5 a.m. which is when THEY think people ought to get up.


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