Monday, June 11, 2012
Relax and Get Your Paws Wet
Saturday was beautiful. Sunday even nicer.
Alas, this end-of-year merry-go-round barely stops to let me take a breath. On Saturday, we had our local Girl Scout first-ever Pinewood Derby, work to do in the garden, band rehearsals for the upcoming concert, and important middle school dates at the movies. Sunday I went off-Cape for the day, up to Bentley University where my son has been participating in the HOBY Leadership Conference for the last few days. Each high school in the state chooses one sophomore to send to represent the school, and work on developing leadership skills. Sounded like a busy and empowering 3-days, and my son thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not to mention that summer rules are already in effect at our beach. It's not enough for me to find a spare hour to take her to the beach, the hour has to be during certain early or late time allotments.
Today she finally got there. The summer people went back off-Cape after their busy weekends. The kids went back to school after theirs. Puppy and I got to head to the ocean and get our paws wet.
Sometimes you just need to take time to put your toes in the water and breath deeply. The salt air and crashing waves block out the worries of the real world, if only for a few moments. It helped Puppy's mood, and mine too.
What do you do to relax, when the daily grind wears you down? Puppy and I recommend getting your paws wet. What's your favorite suggestion?