Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I want...

With all the c-o-n-s-t-a-n-t snow...

I want the warmth of the sun on my face.

I want sand that is so HOT that when you walk across it barefoot it burns; you skip and hop across til you find the perfect spot for your blanket and cooler.

I want to run to the water to cool myself down.

I want to feel the little fish nip at my toes.

I want to see fish, crabs, dolphins, stingrays, sharks?

I want to walk the beach looking for seashells with my kids and husband.

I want to watch my kids play in the sand.

I want to smell the salt in the air.

I want my hair to have the ickiness it gets after swimming in the saltwater of the Gulf.

I want to eat the food of my people: shrimp, crab, lobster, flounder, steam baskets, oysters on the half shell, hush puppies, crawfish boil, pecan pie, sweet tea, fried everything, etc...

I want to watch the sunset.

I want to take a moonlit walk along the beach with my husband.

I want to come home and 3 weeks later still find sand in things you have already washed several times over.

***I woke this morning to -5, 10 minutes later it had dropped to -8, by 7:15a it was -14. Brrr.

*this is a repost from Feb. 2008, with a few changes.

1 comment:

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

God, I need to go somewhere. This makes me long for a vacation like you wouldn't believe. Instead, I'm stuck in negative degree weather and something like five inches of ICE. You could seriously go ice skating on my deck right now.


Wishing you some time at the beach soon. And lots of seafood.