Monday, August 31, 2015
...we began to notice some very looming dark clouds off in the distance.
We were able to get in a few hours of beach time before the dark clouds lumbered in. We had to rapidly pack up and race back to the condo before the thunder and lightning hit.
God is good and the thunderstorm did not last very long.
Our evening cocktail and stroll was just gorgeous!
I was again basking in the solitude of the beach!
Is this not gorgeous, I keep using that word!
Outstanding, spectacular, breathtaking, amazing.....
Meanwhile back at the condo...I had a few minor issues with the refrigerator. The setting was a bit off and several things froze.
The strawberries I had brought with me.....FROZE SOLID!
I was regretfully forced to alter my menu and suffer through a frozen strawberry cocktail while we relaxed after our evening stroll!
Oh woe is me.....NOT!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
After a wonderful nights sleep, we hit the beach after breakfast.
I had been looking forward to sinking my toes down into the sand for so long. I was good y'all!
In a perfect world, our condo would have been just a few steps away from the beach. However, due to circumstances beyond our control (conflicts on the Hubs office calendar, we had to adjust our dates to accommodate his work schedule) plus, the place we had originally wanted to stay at was no longer available for the new dates we needed. There were also some financial constraints (I don't know about y'all, but that money tree in the backyard just isn't producing like it is supposed to!) So ya make adjustments and move forward. Our condo was about a 5 to 10-minute walk to the beach, not perfect, but it was still the beach.
My saving grace was the clubhouse and pool. Once set up at the beach it was a very short walk up to the pool and restroom. I could lounge to my hearts content and then head up for a cool dip and a potty break anytime I wanted.
An afternoon thundershower chased us off the beach, so we packed up and enjoyed an afternoon nap in the air conditioning..
We grilled steaks for supper....YUM!
After dinner, we fixed a cocktail and headed down to the beach for a stroll to enjoy the sunset.
We practically had the beach all to ourselves!
The sunset was beautiful.
I am always re-reminded of God's majesty when I experience a moment of sunset!
It seems like every day I discover some fun new thing my phone does!
It kinda weirds me out sometimes, I picked up my phone and got a message that there was a new animation waiting for me to look at.
My Photo App all by its lonesome had assembled a series of photos onto this really cool animation.
I love the way it looks, but REALLY it sorta reminds me of The Terminator. I keep wondering when my phone is going to achieve consciousness and attempt world domination
Monday, August 24, 2015
Is there such a thing as a vacay drive happening in this day and age without having some sort of traffic jam? Not on a Georgia highway, that's for sure!
I love my husband but sitting in traffic seems to push him to the limits of his Christian charity.
it did not last too long....
After about an hour of our rural explorations, we sought the comfort of multiple GPS units to ensure that we were in fact heading in the right direction. We felt somewhat reassured that all three of our units, my phone, the husbands phone and the standard GPS unit were all guiding us in the same direction.
|After six-plus hours on the road, we did end up at our destination. |
I will reflect upon the deficits of the condo in a later post.
I was just thankful to be out of the car and no longer wondering
the rural depths of zombie apocalyptic Alabama.
Not to mention the hoops we had to jump through to get connected the WiFi...and the WiFi was kinda important because we had NO SIGNAL ON EITHER OF OUR CELL PHONES!
Fortunately, we weren't on vacation to watch television
|The sun was beginning it decent, but it was still several hours away and we were fading fast. Our first sunset for this vacay would have to wait, our tummies were grumbling and our energy was waning.|
The ocean breeze was beginning to work its magic, washing away memories of being stranded in rural Alabama, threats of being killed by wondering zombies or having to crack the code on three separate remotes and solving network WiFi issues.
|The coolness of the gulf washed over my feet as they settled down into the soft sand and I was in heaven.|
|Our first vacation selfie, ever since I got my new smart phone in May of this year I have been struggling with the proper positioning and technique of the selfie.|
I get it right about half of the time. I have lost count how many pictures of the inside of my hand I have deleted from my phone, am I preaching truth to anybody else!
After our long drive, we were ready for a good nights rest so we headed back to the condo.
I began my vacation with a much-deserved celebratory
Monday, August 17, 2015
For the few of you who still read my blog, the Girlchild made it home safely from the beach.
Momma, made it through on her knees, but I made it through.
The one fact remains steadfast, there is no problem that prayer can not soften, I could not actually know what she was doing, I had to trust in the foundations we have laid for, the foundation she has taken up for herself.
God is good and a steady stream of conversation with the creator kept my head from exploding, my accountability sisters were awesome as well.
I don't know what I would do without those women in my life!!! FOR REELZ!
Life is funny, I am convinced that God has a wonderfully sharp sense of humor. No sooner does the girlchild make it home safely from her first unsupervised vacay, what do we do????
We promptly head out leaving her all by her lonesome while we enjoyed some down time, some much needed down time in fact.
So I switch from concern over her being at the beach unsupervised to worries about her having the house all to herself.
So, I'm think'n that God is trying to teach me something, I just need to figure out what it is...
Trust in God...
Trust the foundation...
Trust, Trust, Trust...
Do not worry...
Train up a child in the way they should go...
Be still and know that I am God...
Take your pick!
And I had no signal whilst at the beach so I couldn't phone home!
Another valuable lesson...
We arrived back home to find that the house was still standing, the Girlchild was fine, the dog did not starve, nor did she and all was well.
I know she did not starve because the physical evidence she left behind was still in the sink.
And yes, she did clean it up, cause momma wasn't doing it....
GOD IS GOOD y'all! !!
PS: Contemplating doing some vacations posts...it was good y'all!
So keep an eye out...
Saturday, August 8, 2015