Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday being

The much hyped cold front kind of fizzled out here.  There were a few drops of rain last night but not enough to amount to much.  The humidity is the killer here today--89%.  Working on the boat yesterday was doable because of the breeze.  Otherwise, it would have been miserable at the marina.

Fall is my favorite time in the Lowcountry.  It just takes its sweet time getting here.  And the secret is that when it does arrive, the tourists have mostly left, there aren't long lines at restaurants,  the beaches are not crowded, and my favorite anchorages are all but deserted.  

My days have been messed up because of going on a mid-week cruise on the boat.  For some reason, it felt like Friday was Monday.  I even drove to meet a fellow I sponsor on Friday and was surprised that he didn't show up.  That's because we meet on Monday!  Today, I've finally gotten back to real time and know that it's Sunday.

Some neighbors at the marina got married yesterday on the beach of the island that I go to almost every week.  Last night, we were supposed to go to the reception on their boat.  These folks are heavy drinkers.  We started walking over to their boat and heard all the celebratory commotion.  My wife put her arm on mine and said, "Do you really want to go over there?"  I told her that I didn't but would go if she wanted to.  We both decided that we weren't in the mood for the party.  Instead, we walked back to the boat and sat on the dock enjoying the breeze.  It seemed a much better way to spend our time together.

We don't have any special plans today.  Maybe we will start packing up the dishes in the kitchen because everything has to be removed before the new cabinets go in.  Maybe we will drive to the beach or boat.  Maybe we will take a nap.  Maybe we will......The possibilities are endless.  It's Sunday and a good day to just be.


15 comments:

  1. So funny, Syd. I just put up a post entitled Way To Be. Great minds...
    It's a little cooler here today and a little less humid. It rained like crazy last night and it's a beautiful day and I'm planning on getting some work done. It feels GOOD! I hope your day feels good as well. Let's all just be.

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    1. Yes, it is good to just be and not have an agenda or some other drama going on. Enjoy your Sunday, Mary.

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  2. ha the holiday monday messed with me....we got a nice cool rain yesterday and a nice cool morning but it is back to the heat now at lunch...

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    1. It won't be long before you will have frost in the morning, Brian.

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  3. Not much to really comment other than it seems to me retirement is well with you.

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    1. Very good, Ron. It is too good actually.

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  4. Autumn is my favorite time of year also. You are so right that it takes it's time coming..we have a little teaser, then back to summer.

    Love the pic, but who is steering the boat??

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    1. At anchor here, Lou. Otherwise, I would not be lounging on deck.

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  5. I remember with fondness going "boating" in a fishing boat with my dad and kids when they were little. I miss the feeling of being on the water. Nothing like it.

    Have a good day Syd.

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  6. Go and rub retirement in with your loungey pictures on the boat. I cleaned house, did laundry, and school shopped all weekend. Jealous? LOL

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  7. We (husband and I) would have chosen the quiet place to sit and enjoy the breeze, as well. :)

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  8. Making healthy choices is one that has taken time for me. I always thought I was missing out when I passed up party's in the past.
    But learning how to be more present for me means I like spending time alone or with a few people ones who don't have to be drunk to have a good time.

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  9. Syd I know I could google it but I'd like to know what or why the place you live is called the low country? Is it a part of an area and if so what are the other areas called.

    Hope you're still enjoying the temperature..jealous am I...I want my HEAT back!.

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  10. A good day with sexy undertones, Syd! And peaceful --

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