Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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.