I awoke at 8:00am to grey skies and gentle rain. That sentence hold two miracles, one that I slept in till 8:00, unheard of for this early riser and two, that it is raining gently.
Last night we were able to sleep with open windows and the ceiling fan whirling. It was so sweet a sleep I can almost remember my dreams.
Seven more sleeps and we leave for the ocean. First stop, Cape Cod with my friend Susan. We only see each other a few times a year but instantly fall into constant chatter and/or comfortable silence. We'll be staying in the new house she and her husband have built in Falmouth. GG and I are hoping for a lobster or two, afternoon naps and cooking in that sunny kitchen I've only seen in pictures.
Next week Fire Island, NY with our friend Larry. Here we know what to expect. Miles of boardwalk, no cars, great music, lunches as honored as dinners. Reading our way through piles of books (me) studying for the MCATS (GG), beach time with the lab who will chase seagulls and dash in and out of the ocean and many iced coffees.
Until then I'm going to enjoy every minute of today. I'm nursing a summer cold, so I might have to be lazy and lay about reading, and indulge in a bit of a nap today too. Pregaming for vacation?
But if I had any energy and any peaches I'd do this today. Instead I'll just enjoy the picture and the process. You will too.
Love the one you're with.