The sun fills our house in the morning so at 6 am, I was up and at em. I love getting up early (of my own accord). I love the sounds, I love the privacy, I love the light and, on the Cape, the smell. I wish I could find a way to describe it. It's so clean. Sweet but there a little bit of that bay stink. It's like the smell of a gas station- not technically a good smell but you loooove it. I took my mom's bike, a bottle of water, beach towel and my phone/camera to First Encounter Beach and arrived to a perfectly clean slate at 6:30 this morning.
I did my sun salutations, some awkward-looking stretching and jammed out to my Yoga tunes until it occurred to me that I was at the beach and thus should TAKE THE DAMN HEADPHONES OFF. Seabirds and the tide whooshing out and the various crackling and snapping that just sounds like open water. I feel new.
I'll probably have a different post on the topic of meditation at some point but I'm still munching on it so I headed home. Where I found two relics of a hilarious family dinner last night:
My Dad's boat won the Most Fish Caught trophy (the mammoth on the left) and my Uncle Bill then gifted him with his own Red Sox Bobble Head (Dad is the lone Yankees fan in the family). I about peed when the doll came out of the box. It actually looks like my father.
Aunt Mary made this crazy amazing vanilla rubarb cake. Brown sugar goodness on top with an almost-pudding like cake batter middle and sweet-tart rhubard on the bottom. I WILL be posting this recipe. YUM.
Mom and Pat got up as soon as I'd made some coffee and began goofing around as only sisters can.
Pat: Do you hear that?
Mom: No, is someone else up? Is it the dryer?
Pat: No no, listen.
Mom: I don't hear anything.
Pat: It's the donuts. There's another donut calling my name. Comming donut! I'm commining!!!
(Tap dances sideways back into the kitchen)
I love my family. And now I get to share them because after I put some earrings on and round up some car keys I am off to get SUSIE at the bus station!!! Yessss! A beach day with Peg!!!