Saturday, October 4, 2008

6 Kinds of Cake

I got up early to walk on the beach. It is lovely. Quiet. Very small waves. Enough people strolling to make me feel a part of things.

I saw a heron in the water. My favorite bird. It walked very slowly through the water, head down. When it scrunched its body down, I thought it was going to fly, but it dipped its head down to grab a fish.

I didn't walk long because the sand was very soft and moveable under foot. Didn't want to fall on my ass. (Still protecting that wrist!)

There's a lovely porch swing hanging right outside our sliding glass door and I sat there and listened to people talking on their balconys. Spoke to a grandmother pushing a shopping cart full of grandchildren--one dressed in pink cowboy boots and one in the front seat with a head full of curls. A lovely girl child--Anderson.

I came back in and and made green tea, trying to stay quiet to keep people in bed. It worked for 3 minutes.

Still, it is nice to be around family. So far, so good. I'm going to try to read them Lily's blog about eating Skippy now. I'm betting I get through maybe a paragraph before they interrupt me!

(Oh, yesterday, I did sample 5 of the 6 kinds of cake that my mom & aunt brought between them (we traveled 7 hours; they traveled 9 with them.) But my goal for today is to taste only one or none at all.)


  1. Wish I could be there with you. The geese are migrating here. A long V went overhead just as I sat down at my desk to work.


  2. You are so lucky to be near water. I would just love to be near the ocean or the bay. That smell, the white noise of the waves and the sand between my toes. When I used to go down to LBI ( in NJ ) my magic time was at about 5:30 in the morning. I would just walk the shoreline and surprisingly I was never alone.

    Peace - Rene

  3. Sounds like you are having a restful time. Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I am honored. OK, you have to inspire me to exercise. If I get the urge to exercise I usually lie down and wait until it passes. Green tea as well? Oh I am slack compared to you. I made a gingerbread cake today - I got the recipe from someone's blog. I try not to eat them when I make them - hard it is. Good luck with the rest of your stay and hope you have a wonderful time with family.

  4. I remember my first walk on the beach, I was in my early 20s. It was more than I ever thought it could be. You are so fortunate to live near the sea.


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