The First Beach Day...In February?


You guys know my battle with Mother Nature. She can be quite cruel to me at times. If she decides she wants the barometric pressure to rise and fall too rapidly, it means I may get a migraine. But thanks to the addition of  the medication Diamox, I can prevent some of those migraines.

That’s what happened a couple of weekends ago. Saturday was a bitterly cold day, but by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, it was like a spring day. Since I knew the pressure change was happening well in advance, I took my Diamox and was able to enjoy a day at the beach with my youngest child and our dogs.

And we weren’t the only ones. Lots of folks had the same idea we had. Dogs ran up and down the shoreline, people were out fishing, and some people were even in the ocean swimming. Personally, I think it was bit too cold for that!

Even last weekend we had spring like temperatures, so I say to you Mother Nature, bring it on, I’m ready!

What about you? Have you been getting some warmer weather where you are?

To The Beach!

It’s the middle of June and I’m finally able to say I spent quality time at the beach. Not, “Hey, let’s run up to the beach for a minute before the next Nor’easter hits and it’s too freakin’ cold!” or “Let’s see if we can manage twenty minutes before the next rainstorm hits.” The weather here has just been terrible. And that makes this beach bum quite unhappy.

Or it did until this week. Finally, I got some time in the sun! The best part is that I’ve found this cool little spot that not too many of the locals know about so if you get there early, you can find not only a primo spot on the sand, but excellent parking too. Bonus!

The only downfall this visit were the flies. It was something I’ve never encountered to this extreme. Very bizarre. As we pulled in there people leaving and complaining about how many flies were buzzing around. I thought they were exaggerating. Nope.  If you stood still for too long, they landed. In the tens. Then they bit. So, we played in the water to keep them off. Win-win. We stayed cool and insect-free.

These guys did too. Smart puppies (they aren’t mine):

Neither are any of these homes:
This guy was chilling by our blanket:


On a side note: A big thank you to all of you bought and downloaded my book, Steps Along My Shore, last week. I apologize to those of you who ran into any glitches along the way. I’m definitely still learning the ropes.

I appreciate all of you and your reviews are most definitely welcome!

Time For The Beach & Editing

I saw this posted on Facebook the other day.  It gave me a good chuckle until I realized just how many people need these explanations...including myself on some days.

I’ve been steadily making progress on editing my book.  I think I’ll be done with first round of edits this month.  I also reserved some time for the beach last week.  It was the perfect day to sunbath.  Not too hot or humid and a light breeze to keep us from roasting.  

Hurricane Arthur made the riptide too strong to enjoy the water, as several people found out.  They had to be rescued when the current pulled them too far out to swim back.  Because of the quick response of the police and EMS, they got back to shore safe and sound.  A big thanks to those who keep us safe at the beach and in our community.

We returned to the beach with the dogs after the storm passed.  Even caught a belated Fourth of July firework show while we were there. One of my pooches kept trying to dig up the crabs from their hidey-holes but the others were well behaved.  If the weather holds up, I may hit the beach before the rain settles in for the rest of the week. 

Did you ever witness a rescue?  Get to see any cool fireworks over the holiday weekend?   

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