the lazy days of summer

I live for the sound of the ocean ,the feeling of salt and sand in my hair and clothes and the warm of the sun.  I live in a beautiful place and my salvation is my beach.  When I was much younger, living back in NYC I used to  always say I need to live by the ocean.  My idea was more a beach shack in some remote area of Belize and to become a earth mother with my baby and husband.  But my reality even though it is not that, it’s pretty good and I am grateful.

My heart is full of gratitude.  As I sit on my beach I realize I sometimes completely take for granted all the goodness in my life.  I loose that gratefulness a lot and get caught up in the daily bullshit.  I find myself dwelling on things out of my control.  Things that just should be left to fate.  I do know from my long list of ups and downs that during the down times there was always some wonderful goodness that came from them.  And when they are over I find I survived and I am stronger and better.

Today was the last day of my stay-cation so I have been spending the day relaxing at home  finishing up any odds and ends.  It has been a beautiful long week of spending time with my family and myself.  Tomorrow it’s back to work and getting up at the crack of dawn, I already have my alarms set 4:30, 4:40 and 4:50AM.  As my Mother in Law always said  ”Tomorrow is going to come PUR-RIT-TEE early!”   I have been throughly enjoying waking up at 8am everyday with coffee already made by my loving husband then spending the morning planning my day which always began with a workout and mostly ended at the beach.  I decided to use this stay-cation to get back to myself, spend time with my family and do all the things that make me happy.

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