April 16, 2013


Today is a hard day for everyone. We're all horrified as to what has happened.

And from a family level, the standardized testing for Florida is this week, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, and it's brutal.

So I've been going into my happy place, opening my memory box and taking out the memories of some fun things we've done. I love hearing my boys laugh.

We don't go to the beach during the day. Three of us are seriously white people who have no business living this close to the equator. We're supposed to be in the Nordic areas or on the Moors of Scotland.

So when we want to go to the beach, we go for dinner when it's cooler and we won't fry. We buy sandwiches and take a football or tennis ball for the boys to throw. This last time, we took kites.

This is mellow a few weeks ago. The temps were a bit cold for us and it was windy. Bones was flying a kite and his brothers were watching...

T and Ringo mellow.jpg

This is how we spend our evenings sometimes in the summer.

*sidenote, if you look at Mr. T's head, you'll see that patch of gray. The one he colored in with a sharpie, making his head smell.*

Posted by Boudicca at April 16, 2013 09:44 PM

That looks wonderful!!!

Posted by: PeggyU at April 17, 2013 01:29 AM

I need to find my happy place again.

Posted by: vwbug at April 17, 2013 04:29 AM

I've many happy places but had not thought to look for them yesterday... but then I heard the kids playing in the street last night... and that became my happy place. There's something about that sound, the innocence of childhood - it just fills me with joy.

I wish they could all stay innocent.

Posted by: pam at April 17, 2013 05:18 AM

I do that. I have my happy places that I go when the world is just not worth contemplating. When there is nothing I can do - actually physically "do" to change things, I see no need to concentrate on it.

Now I'm gonna bet, your "cold" day was outlandishly warm for us and I would have been very happy. LOL. We made it up to 60 today but that damned wind keeps blowing and it's freezy cold.

Posted by: Teresa at April 17, 2013 08:34 PM

I think it was 60 and windy. Notice that T was fine with it. Ringo was cold that day. I was bundled up. It's cold to me.

Posted by: Bou at April 17, 2013 08:54 PM