Shondaland No More

Shondaland No More

So here we are a day after Dr. Derrick Shepard aka McDreamy departed Grey’s Anatomy in the most heinous and careless way possible…how do you feel Grey’s Fans? Lifting our heads from a pool of salty endless tears with no light in sight…yes that is a start but hardly gets close to the heartbreak of having this beloved character ripped from our weekly Thursday nite ritual. How could Shonda do this to us? I read a tweet last nite after the show aired and she said, “don’t tweet me your craziness”. But she created this craziness. She breathed life into these characters and embedded them into our weekly lives and then endeared them into our hearts…and we are supposed to forgive and forget? REALLY? I don’t think so.
So I am taking action. I have vowed to GIVE UP the Thursday nite ritual filled with Crazy, Twisty, Demented, Scary, Bloody, Dark, Dreary, Depressing, Mind-blowing Freaking Nonsense! I can’t take anymore… no more buses, Shooters in the Hospital, Plane Crashes, not to mention that other show with Assassins, Guns with Silencers, people dead in the street and oh God, I could go on and on. If you’re a fan then you know where I’m coming from. I can’t devote anymore of my life to this so I am choosing to save myself and step into the light and feel the sun on my face and the wind in my hair and look for a rainbow because….it’s only a show and I can choose to TURN IT OFF. I AM DONE.

A Day At The Pool

A Day At The Pool

pool time

Relax

Sun is hot above
Children squealing, Moms yelling
Don’t forget sunblock!

Marco, where are you?
Polo, I’m coming for you
Hey, Do I know you?

Who can jump farther?
I know I can, come with me
Let’s do that again!

Refresh with a dip
I must get away from these
Splashing, screaming kids!

I smell cocoanut
Holding noses, Holding hands
I’m chasing ripples

And there is no sand
To get in my hair and suit
Just cool, clear water

 

Fourth of July & Blackberries Say Adieu

Fourth of July & Blackberries Say Adieu

at river

Let’s Go Honey!

Summer Ritual

We have had more than our share of rain the past month or so but luckily 4th of July week broke the pattern and was gorgeous!  It was hot and sunny with brilliantly blue skies above!  The perfect kind of weather for hanging out on the Chickahominy River… a July 4th staple in our household!  We were lucky enough to spend Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday lazying about the river…pier hopping, hanging out at Little Beach and Tom’s Beach and generally letting our cares float away!

Going…Going…Gone!

blackberries

Pick me if you dare!

blackberries

Hiding in the brambles

Hand-in-hand with 4th of July is blackberry pickin’ time and our shoreline is riddled with bushes filled with berries and thorns.  It’s a tug of war to see who gets more berries, us or the birds!  Every year, they peak during this holiday and within a few days…they are gone! I surveyed the bedraggled bushes as we drove along in the golf cart heading to the pier.  They were looking quite the worse for wear.  However, through the brambles, I could see clutches of berries ready for pickin’.  Organic berries are expensive and you can’t get much more “organic” than these and I couldn’t let the birds feast on what  was left.

While Danny was readying the boat for our last cruise, I set about with my empty cup gingerly culling berries. Even though the bushes are at the end of their life cycle, the thorns were still thorny!   And it seemed for every berry I could reach, I was pierced over and over by thorns.

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Deer, Chevelles, Sunsets & Blackberries

Deer, Chevelles, Sunsets & Blackberries

A New Captain

Cruising Along

Full of Wonder…

We spent Saturday on the Chickahominy River with my son and his family. We went out in the boat and our nearly 4 year old grandson, Riley was given the privilege of driving the boat…or so we let him think. He is a fanatic for anything with wheels and/or that goes fast. So he sat in my husband’s lap with his little hands on the steering wheel as we cruised along! Seeing life through the eyes of a 4-year old is a delightful treat! Everything has wonder. Life is full of possibility. And where Riley is concerned, there is a never-ending story to be told! Riley gets his glibness from his daddy who gets it from, well both his father and his mother…me thinks.

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