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.

*sigh*

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