It’s a much colder day today, gray too. Somehow, I’m able to shake it away. I’m not concerned with the weather and really haven’t been much lately, though I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s long stretch of blue skies and clouds streaking across the horizon. It was a beautiful sight and the warmth of the sun assured me that warmer weather is on its way.
Now I know that some people don’t mind winter – heck, they may even love winter. I remember days when I was young when all I did was pray for a snow day. Of course, we would get out of school – but I would seriously spend the entire day outside, swearing not to come in until we were called in for dinner. Our cheeks would be rosy, but we delighted in all the activities we could come up with in the snow. We’d sled, we’d build forts in the snow and then I’d commence throwing snowballs at the opposite facing snowbank where my brother was hiding. These days, snow days are filled with trudging through snow in my crocs (unfortunately not the insulated kind), shoveling, and deciding if I should risk going out in the snow in case the roads are too icy.
Actually, this year – there hasn’t been too much snow so far, only cold and the gray skies just stretch from one side to the other. We spend days where we have to put the lights on in the house during the day in order to see, where we usually open all the windows and let in natural light. Ah, but it’s just me. I think the main reason I “dislike” the winter is that I really look forward to getting out and taking photos in spring. I just got my camera before our vacation to California and the entire trip was spent making one mistake after the other. I started to get happier with the camera as the vacation drew to a close, but did not get out to the ocean again due to a mishap during the trip.
My daughter dropped an incredibly large size of lemon juice (sold at Costco) on her toe. At first, she thought it was alright, but when she took her sock off, we could see it was not. Her toe, starting at the nail, was smashed to bits. Fortunately, they went to the ER and got her stitched up and did a really good job considering how bad it was. Unfortunately, it took more than 6 hours as the flu hit really bad in California at that time. The ER was full of flu patients. Somehow, the two girls that went to the hospital and my husband, remain unscathed by that visit… but I somehow returned home to have another two weeks of virus!
Anyway, we’re all better now and we made sure my daughter still enjoyed her last week in California. We rented a wheelchair to make things easier for her and I was her thankful chauffeur. Aside from struggling through allergies (I haven’t been able to get my allergy shots in over 8 weeks) I am doing well also, but that… along with preparing the girls for college (signing up for SATs, PSATs, looking into colleges, looking into scholarships, etc.) it has been busy!
Now that I’ve gotten that all off my chest 🙂 Here are a few of the beautiful images I was able to capture on that trip. They were all taken at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego. I hope you enjoy them!