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?


  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!

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

  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!

    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!

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


  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!

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

  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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