Yesterday, was a great day.
As I shared with you, I took the time to just live. The kids and I headed to the beach where we proceeded to freeze our butts off in the cool breeze blowing from the ocean, but somehow I still managed to get a little red. Dylan braved the 57 degree water, but Zoe and I were content to sit on the sand. I enjoyed watching them build sandcastles, tunnels, and see them put their imaginations to work. I also enjoyed having the freedom to just sit and read a couple chapters in a book. Every summer as the kids have gotten older the beach has become easier. This year is going to be the best yet because they are old enough to help carry items, occupy themselves, and know better than to start wandering away. I can't wait for our beach days.
Last night, we went to a bbq at a friends house and had a wonderful time. My friend went all out with the food as we had hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, mac n cheese, salad, pretzel salad, baked potatoes, and I am sure I am forgetting something. We ended the night with strawberry shortcake! Definitely way over my points, but you know what? I'm not sorry a bit. I haven't had a burger in I don't know how long and it was nice to just relax and enjoy a bbq. I also enjoyed catching up with friends. There is nothing better than a summer bbq with friends!
So today, I'm still planning on being unplugged for most of the day in order to live. However, today's living will consist of yard work too. My flower beds would be better named "weed beds" and our grass could use a good cutting so I'm tackling the yard. I'm looking forward to working in the fresh air!
Then tonight it's off to another bbq at my in laws. I'm liking this not cooking dinner thing! I won't be overindulging though.
I hope you are enjoying your three day weekend too and living life to its fullest!