Two Teens And Their Mama: Wishing For Salt And Sand

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wishing For Salt And Sand


January in Seattle can be brutal.  Gray, chilly, and damp for days on end.  We still try to get outside as much as possible, but as I'm bracing against a cold, wet wind, I can't help but long for the sunny days of summer.

Today I'm linking up with Joyce From This Side Of The Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge (as per usual, I'm a few days late), and it's all about salt and sand.  Which is the perfect escape from the weather going on outside my window.  I also realized that I never shared the beautiful pictures my cousin Beth took this summer during our family reunion in Manzanita, and they fit right in with the theme!


The cure for anything is salt water - tears, sweat, or the sea (Isak Dinesan).  Would you agree?  Of the 3, which has 'cured' you most recently?

I've shed a lot of tears the last few months, and sweat my way through plenty of workouts. But the sea has always been my healing place.  I feel connected to everything when I'm on the beach, and worries fall into perspective.  It's perfection.

What's something you can't eat without salt?  Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?

Eggs.  Hard boiled, fried, scrambled.  I love them all, but only if there's salt on top. Unless it's an egg, I don't use a lot of salt.


Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?

Oh boy, the sands of time are really getting to me these days.  As I head toward 50, it's dawned on me that I've probably lived more years than I have left (although Grandpa Ed might disagree), which is a very sobering thought. The worst part of getting older is that everyone else is getting older with you.  Inevitably, you start to lose the ones that you love. The only answer?  Enjoy each day, love hard, and look for happiness.

A favorite book, movie or song with an island setting or theme?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is one of my favorite books of all time.  50 First Dates is a favorite movie, set in Hawaii. And who doesn't love any song by The Beach Boys?


Yesterday - did you run your day, or did it run you?  How so?

One of my goals for 2017 is to get better organized with my days, because most of the time, they run me.  Between working in our business, spending time on my blog, and keeping the family chugging along, there aren't enough hours. I'm terrible at focusing on one thing at a time, and then I get distracted by all the interesting things on the Internet. Focus, I need to focus.

You're on an island holiday.  Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?

Well, how many days do I have for this holiday?  You could find me doing all those things, if I had enough time.  But if I have to pick one, I'd be sitting on the beach with a good book or two, preferably with kids playing frisbee nearby.


What do you think we humans most take for granted?

Time.  It feels like we have so much of it, until we don't.  "We have so much time, and so little to do.  Strike that, reverse it".  -Roald Dahl



Happy weekend, everyone.  I hope you can take some time to look for happiness!


20 comments:

  1. Absolutely the hardest part about aging..those you love aging and passing on. Its the cycle of life but hurts so. Beautiful post and made me long for sun and sand as well!!

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  2. I loved reading this post! Time is something I definitely take for granted. I need to slow things down!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Yes, I need to slow down too. Trying to remember every day!

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  3. Happy Friday!! I have the urge to go make some eggs and book a beach getaway now!! *happy thoughts!* ;) Yes, we really do need to enjoy every day! Time passes so quickly. Gotta soak up every beautiful bit of it with those we love! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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    1. I'm wishing for a beach getaway right about now! Hope you had a great weekend too!

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  4. I’ve decided to take a mini-vacation and go to LA in a few weeks because I miss the salt and sand, so I totally get where you are coming from. Seattle is a little colder and wetter than San Francisco, but I still feel your pain. Winter needs to be over asap! I’m ready for spring. I love this pictures :)

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    1. I'm definitely ready for winter to be over. I love San Francisco - it's one of my favorite places!

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  5. I love your pictures from Oregon...I have to go there sometime

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  6. Ur a creative writer! Love the questions and ur blog! LauriePOP2
    LauriePOP Ideas That POP

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Laurie!

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  7. I like the beach too, on a nice warm day with a breeze... It's a great place to go to get away and think while listening to surf pounding xox

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    1. There's nothing better than a warm day on the beach!

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  8. Love posts where you answer questions. These are some great questions and answers, too. I have found myself shedding more tears recently than is normal for me. We saw A Dog's Purpose tonight and I sobbed aloud in the middle of the theater. Haven't cried over a movie like that since King Kong, and I got up and left the theater before we got to the saddest part of that movie.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! I want to see that movie, but I'm not sure I can take it :)!

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  9. I love that Isak Dinesan quote. I think the same way.
    As for the salt on food, I find most foods have enough salt but you're right about eggs! And for me - baked potatoes. Although I use salted butter sometimes and then that's good.

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  10. I eat way too much salt! I have multiple allergies, so I never feel guilty about having too much of what I can have! My day runs me always! I have tried for years to be organised, but now I give up and just go with the flow. I'm just about to hit 54. I don't worry about that either. There's no point! Love your photos x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  11. Thanks so much for stopping by. You're right - at some point we just have to give in and go with the flow!

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