As I type this, we are sitting in a crowded airport terminal full of various military members, a whole platoon full of Marines in their uniforms (Honestly, how young are they taking them now! I'm sure one of them was twelve.) and various other civilians and contractors all waiting (far too long) for our plane to arrive. Our family's mini vacation has come to an end. Too soon in some ways, but knowing that my husband gets to come home with us for ten days makes it much better. I think I'd have liked one more day here to swim in the Caribbean, comb the beaches for sea glass, and take lots more pictures, but when I consider the little bit of sunburn that I have, I think that maybe I didn't need another day in the sun.
While I'm here, looking for something to do with all this down time, I thought I'd play the same bloggy game that I played last week, inspired once again by Alita.
On my mind
May 4, 2010
Outside my window... Outside the airport window the sun is bright and hot and the air is humid.
I am thinking... That my hair has grown 300 times it's normal size in all this humidity. We'll call it my Guantan-afro. Seriously, there is nothing that I can do with this Medusa hair do!
I am thankful for...an absolutely wonderful vacation! And for all this time that the kids and I get to spend with my husband.
I'm wearing... purple t-shirt, denim capris and flip-flops... basic, comfy, gonna-be-be-on-a-plane clothes
I am remembering...yesterday's all day beach marathon. Fun! Crashing waves in the morning, calm-water snorkeling in the afternoon, and sunset photo shoots.
I am creating...not a heck of a lot. Maybe... I know... I'm creating memories! Ha! I didn't think I'd be able to come up with something for this one.
I am going... to be sitting around on airplanes and in airports alllllllllllllllllllll daaaaaaaaaaaaay.
I am reading...Visual Poetry by Chris Orwig. A book about photography... shocker. So far, I'm loving it, but I haven't read too much yet.
Song that is playing over and over in my head... Seriously? "Can't get you out of my head" or something like that. I don't know anything but those words and the tune, but that's what's in my head right now and ironically, I Can't Get It Out!!!
I am hoping...That the next few hours fly by...
Okay... a few hours have passed. I'm in another airport in Florida and I may have to edit my "Out my window" because, in Jacksonville, FL it is dark and gray with a torrential downpour.
Noticing that... Naval air stations are not exactly the place to relax and get a bite to eat. Pretty spartan airport here.
From the kitchen...I don't know... here's hoping that they have something on the plane, but I'm afraid that we're looking at another snack pack. Or as Kevin put it, another crap pack.
Around the house...Well, I'm hoping that the house is okay, that the fish and the bird are still alive and that we haven't had some random invasion of ants or mice or something like that. I worry about stupid things like that when I go away. I also hope that our mailbox isn't totally overflowing, because I forgot to put a hold on the mail. ooops.
One of my favorite things... Beach vacations, of course! But not sunburn.
A few plans for the rest of the week...spending time together doing the things the family does. You know, school, lessons, nothing. Also, planning to watch my son's JROTC pass and review on Saturday and take in a concert at the Kennedy Center on Sunday with the kids.
A picture I would like to share... this morning's sunrise.