Today was back to work day after a lovely week off the grid…
Okay, not off the grid. But, it was a relaxing time spent not studying or working.
I accomplished a lot.
I got to go ride on a boat with 20 of Patrick’s “closest relatives.” It was pleasantly rough (for me… not for the poor barfing kid).
I caught a fish (mackrel to be exact). I posed for a picture with the fish. Said fish sought its vengeance (or realized it was oxygen deprived) and leapt from my hand in mid photo.
I spent a lot of time on the beach doing things like swimming, hunting for crabs and running away from baby jellyfish (they may be cute and tiny, but I don’t want to toy with their ability to sting).
Patrick with his crab find! Unfortunately, it was dead and he was hoping for a live one.
I spent even more time on the beach getting a sunburn and the best tan I have had in ages (I can almost sense my impending skin cancer). All this despite repeatedly applying SPF 30. Repeatedly.
I received 20 mosquito bites. 10 of them were on my hands. My gratitude for AfterBite (which was already vast) increased. Sadly, I didn’t catch a picture of them.
We shared a chalet for 8 with 12 people including ourselves.
I decided to try running outside on my own as a result of this.
Beautiful morning for a run… Except for the scorching heat and tripping over dry sand or inadvertantly running into waves.
I nearly died on my first day of trying to run outside in the scorching sun and sand… I brought Patrick for beach walks the other days.
We barely ate a meal on time. We went to bed late. This threw me off… But when your view looks like this…
Okay, I still cared a bunch. But, I was by far one of the few who took notice of the timing issues.
We went to a drive-in and saw Despicable Me 2. I was more excited than some of the kids. Then I noticed that something was off with the drive-in theme… Can you spot the not in this photo?
I read 3 books. They were all excellent. I realized how epically Patrick and I are bookworms relative to most other people. I decided that was okay.
One of my choice reading spots… Until the sunburn started to fire up.
We drove over 1,000km. I sang for most of them.
We visited our hometown and friends and families. There, I got to go Dollar Store shopping with my lovely friend, V. I bought Jeter a new feather.
Downtown home where we went for “beaver bites” with our lovelies.
When we got home last night, all I wanted to do was sleep. All Jeter wanted to do was play with his feather. guess who got their way.
Thank goodness it is a short work week. And we have visitors from home!