We've had the crud. The kind of crud that lingers and overstays it's welcome. The one that stands on your  chest and causes deep eye crossing can't get a breath coughing.
I'm so over it.
So today I practiced a little Biblical taking back. A little Old Testament dominion over dirt, dust, and germs. I opened blinds and threw open windows. And I feel like I sort of took my house back.

It feels good. But I read a quote off of pinterest and thought, "Yep, that is what I need."

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot 

and the wind blows cold: 

when it is summer in the light, 

and winter in the shade.” 

~ Charles Dickens Great Expectations

Which means that tomorrow I am taking the children (home for a school holiday) to the beach. 
I need to feel the sun heating my skin.

I want to feel the sand between my toes.

Hear the cry of a seagull over the sound of the waves.


Mine some treasures from the sea.


Feed the birds.

And maybe even watch the sun go down.

Can't think of a better way to start the weekend, can you?



9 Comments

  1. Love the pictures, love the quote, love LOVE the post. And that is an amaaaazing way to start the weekend! Thanks for linking to PSF this week!

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    1. Thanks, Cecily! I'm already planning what I need to pack in the beach bag :-)

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  2. I'm not a beach girl. I've always lived in the desert and love my cacti the way you likely love your seagulls. But oh my... your images make me wish I was a beach girl. So so pretty. Thx for the inspiration!
    nancy
    http://nancyvnjourney.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I grew up near the gulf so it's just sort of in my blood I guess, kind of like you and your cacti :-) I must admit though that I'd love to visit the dessert!

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  3. yes please... sand between my toes and the warmth of the sun!

    Mollyxxx

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    1. It was fabulous and just what I needed!

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  4. That quote is beautiful and so true! These pictures are amazing! I can't wait for the warmer weather! I'm so done with Winter already!

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    1. Here's to hoping it comes soon! Thanks for your kind words about my pictures :-)

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  5. They are pretty. So beautiful. Good thing it's going to be summer soon. I miss the beach and the sun.

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