Hi there. I’m back in Charlotte where it seems that things are exactly as I left them. I had to get away because I missed my parents and also because I needed a step back. I find that I have to get out of my day-to-day reality sometimes to gain clarity on the big picture. And there are definitely some changes that I am ready to make in my big picture. The thing is that it’s hard to find the courage to make them. It’s much more comfortable to remain the same. It always reminds me of this famous Anais Nin quote.
Current mantra: BLOOM.
Back to the beach: being the sweet daughter that I am (who also had ulterior motives), I made my mom and I breakfast on Sunday morning. Plain Greek yogurt drizzled with honey and topped with raspberries, peaches and granola. My mom usually either eats cereal or the Yoplait fat free, high sugar yogurt for breakfast and I’m happy to report that she loved the plain Greek yogurt with honey and fruit!
It rained and thundered all morning. I hung out on the balcony and enjoyed the gloomy weather as I knocked out a bunch of work. Then miraculously it totally cleared up and I was blessed with three glorious hours of sun on the beach before I had to head to the airport. The Gulf of Mexico is usually crystal clear but with all this rain it’s all kinds of murky and rough right now. Did not stop me from wading in and promptly collecting a ton of seaweed in my bathing suit!
I thought I’d give you an update on what I’m reading at the moment. I am not typically a huge fan of historical fiction but my mom and grandmother both told me I had to read this book and I LOVE IT! Cannot put it down.
I came in from the beach, showered, packed and assembled the most perfect summer lunch.
Tomato sandwich with lots of real Duke’s mayo and fresh farmers market tomatoes with lots of salt. I want to eat this every day for the rest of the summer. Watermelon and peach pie on the side.
I gave my parent’s golden Sam a few last pats before leaving.
Wait, don’t leave me!
I feel like all we ever do is complain about the airlines but I would like to give recognition to Delta for amazing service this weekend. Three out of my four flights were early and the other was on time. No hassles, no issues, easy on and easy off. Also, a reservations agent changed my return flight time to get me home earlier at no charge. Awesome.
Okay, onto figuring out this blooming stuff. Have a great week.