1. The beach. Just about any beach.
Walking on the beach, the feel of sand under your toes, the breeze and clean air, the sound of waves in rhythm as well as calling gulls. Cool damp sand giving your feet a spa treatment for free. And as of this weekend, dogs sharing the beach with their people, all very well behaved, all finding peace and something to sniff.
I have several posts coming on our little beach experience including a cool video tomorrow.
2. Dogs at the beach, sharing the experience with their people and each other. It's sort of Heavenly to me, seeing all the different groups under the spell of a beach, getting along only pausing to acknowledge each other with a nod.
|"...nothing special, just one of those shrimps, thanks!!"|
3. Hand sewing and finishing something even if it's small....
4. A breakfast I can live with...
|See the little note? DH leave me one each morning, love|
|at the Thai restaurant... loved the presentation|
4.2. Food. Specifically Thai.
I don't enjoy cooking lately but still enjoy eating!
5. Stopping along the way on a road trip
I love a car trip and we like to stop in little towns to walk around. This time we stopped in Centerville to visit a quilt store. (http://peggysewing.com/)
What a find!! Make sure to visit if you can.
When I went in, a lovely woman named Ellen came up to introduce herself. She and I have exchanged emails about our dogs, and specifically my recent loss but we had never met in person.
What a life gift!! It totally lifted my spirits and gave me a sense of connection.
We are all connected. It's a good thing. Now that we have hugged, it will mean even more when we email.
(I forgot in my shopping excitement to get a picture of us)
Then we stopped in historic Denton for a walkabout and lunch. The art galleries were closed but we had lunch outdoors in fine Fall weather. I like fish and chips, fried and probably not good for me...
The thing is, we were together, we got to learn about another place and it's history, I got to look at gorgeous old houses and imagine what life was like back then, and I was with my sweetie.
Kind of amazing that less than an hour from home, it felt like a very different world. I asked my husband what he would have been doing in 1750 Denton. He said it all depended on his station in life but I imagine we would have owned a store, like shoe making or clothing, and lived over the storefront.
I suppose travel opens your mind, even local travel. I suppose creating a story of "what if..." is creative too.
This is the short list, with more good things to follow in the next couple days.
What have you found to like this week??
contributing to Things I Like are:
3P & N miki