Woke up today to a grey gloomy chilly morning. Although it isn't currently raining, it feels as if, at any moment, the sky will unzip and rain will pour down on us all. So naturally, I headed over to the beach.
While I was smart enough to wear long pants, unwisely, I did not wear a sweater or jacket. It was chilly. Of course the fact that I was wearing sandals probably didn't help. The sand was distinctly cool beneath my bare toes! The wind picked up as I got closer to the water and I tried to huddle into my own shirt. It was glorious!
There were few people on the beach this morning. Those who, like me, were foolish enough to venture out were bundled into sweatshirts and quilted jackets. There were a few brave souls in shorts but to be fair they were all running. Probably to keep warm!
On my walk over I saw a couple of things that caught my eye.
There was this flock of birds in the middle of the road. Just milling about. They didn't seem to mind me standing in their midst. I felt that I was either accepted or ignored and either was we were both fine with it. And I was enjoying being a part of their "gang" until a car drove up. The car stopped. I moved. The birds didn't. The car crept forward. The birds didn't budge. I tried to "shoo" the birds. Nothing. The lady in the car looked at me, I looked at her and shrugged. She honked. The birds fluttered their wings but otherwise, no movement. I was about to tell the lady where to turn to detour the birds when she pointed first to me and then to the birds very firmly with that stern teacher-like look on her face. I'm thinking, "Hey lady, they aren't MY birds!" as the birds edged ever closer to me making me look like a big fat liar! HAHAHAHAHA!
My first really good laugh of the day! It was a riot.
Then later I noticed this:
Florida's favourite fruit! Oranges! It's so weird to me that it's getting colder and colder day by day, but Oranges are ripening? In my mind still the growing season is over. But it's not here. In Florida the growing season is, well all year long. Not sure I will ever not be surprised. But that's probably a good thing. I love that I still wow every single day when I go to the beach. Every Single Day it looks different. Every single day I realize how lucky I am to be here. I felt the same way in Colorado. Every time I drove home from work, I went up a hill. At the top of the hill, just before I turned left I saw that mountain range and wowed. Every Single Time.
I suppose I am easily amused, easily entertained. My Nana used to say, "simple pleasures for simple minds". And while that is not at all flattering, she is most probably correct. And I think I'm okay with that.
Hope your day has at least one really amusing moment and one wow moment in it. I've already had mine.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.