It's Time For Some Pictures

Things around here have been tough. I mean really tough. My kid, who should be enjoying their last year of school, is instead having the worst year of their life (and no, that's not me being dramatic). While things are beginning to look brighter, and I'm grateful for that and for how much the family has rallied together, I thought why stop there? Why not share the other things that bring a smile to my heart?

This is Tommy. Or Clyde. Depends on who you ask. He comes back every year and likes to stop me from weeding...or at least that's my excuse while he's in that garden. He stays for a few days, and then he's gone. Hey Tommy/Clyde my weeds are back, I need you again!

This is Tommy. Or Clyde. Depends on who you ask. He comes back every year and likes to stop me from weeding...or at least that's my excuse while he's in that garden. He stays for a few days, and then he's gone. Hey Tommy/Clyde my weeds are back, I need you again!

This is a picture of one of my favorite local beaches before the tourists arrived last weekend. I'm grateful we were able to get out there a couple of times before the season hit.

This is a picture of one of my favorite local beaches before the tourists arrived last weekend. I'm grateful we were able to get out there a couple of times before the season hit.

I want this mirror! It was at a hotel I stayed in a few months ago. Must have now! 

I want this mirror! It was at a hotel I stayed in a few months ago. Must have now! 

How gorgeous are these azaleas? I wish they were mine, but they aren't. I was lucky I didn't get arrested for trespassing so I could take the picture. But, hey, if you're gonna have bushes this beautiful, don't you expect crazy people like me to take pictures? (Okay, I didn't really trespass. I stayed in the street like a good, law-abiding citizen.)

How gorgeous are these azaleas? I wish they were mine, but they aren't. I was lucky I didn't get arrested for trespassing so I could take the picture. But, hey, if you're gonna have bushes this beautiful, don't you expect crazy people like me to take pictures? (Okay, I didn't really trespass. I stayed in the street like a good, law-abiding citizen.)

A really long pier...so do I take a short walk?

A really long pier...so do I take a short walk?

Long drop off said long pier.

Long drop off said long pier.

What are you grateful for today?