Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On my mind... vacation edition

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
For Today...
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.


alita said...

That sounds like an idyllic vacation in the tropics! Especially the picture taking ;) ... Speaking of, that picture ROCKS! You will have to email me and let me know where you took it. Stunning! Too bad you could not have included that in the "water" for the competition for April.

Being on plane suckaroo's but you will be home soon. Jealous <---- about the concert at the Kennedy Center. I once saw Shear Madness there and it was such an awesome experience. Enjoy!

Leslie said...

oh man i can not wait to see the pictures...sounds like that is was wonderful even if it was short

Christopher And Tia said...

I hear they take 'em as young as 11.

That picture makes me ache for crashing waves and sand.

Grammie/Mom said...

I'll be waiting for the pictures too. I like your sunrise photo. I took a picture of a double rainbow this afternoon....with my camera phone. At least I'll know what it is. Glad you had a good time and I'm glad Dan is home for a bit. Did you find any sea glass gems?

T.J. said...

that picture says it all- what a gorgeous time you must have had! And at least you get a parting gift of hubby getting to come home for a few days :)

Bring some sand back in your shoes for me!

Shelle said...

what a perfect way to reminisce...can't imagine going on vacation, i think it would make me too depressed that it would have to end. i gotta find me some way to travel again!

MaryMary said...

What a beautiful pic! Beaches are the best.