So when we came back up to the beach house this year, I wondered if we would suffer the dreaded “second time blues”. You know that friggin’ thing. We have all done it. How often do we try to recreate a moment or event? It is a painful and challenging journey, isn’t it? Nothing sadder than watching yourself trying to have fun. Trying trying trying! Forced laughter, making it new. Woo..............Hoo.
Happy to report that no such thing has occurred for us on this, our second year at the beach. The things that were great are still great and we are finding a different and familiar rhythm this time. We’re mixin’ in up, mixin’ up the fun. We have put a few new “games” in this trip, one of which I will report on next week, complete with photos. Even the spotty internet which is making my Olympic watching a challenge, is not dampening my spirit. I catch what I can when I can catch it. As we do our beach walks this year, I have found, each of the days, a heart-shaped stone. I have collected three of them. I have for years collected rocks from places we travel and put them in a bowl beside my bed. What can I say? I’m a rock fan.
The big difference for me this year is my new camera. Our friend Greg, one half of the couple we share this trip with, has a wonderful camera, the photos from which I shared last year on the blog. Well, didn’t I covet that camera all year, wanting to click click click like a pro! How else could I take close-up shots of random flowers! So my lovely husband bought me the camera for my birthday and, while I am just getting to know my new friend, I will share with you some shots of the first few days of Beach House 2012! Forgive me this brevity-bloggie please. I am chillin’ with the ice cubes.
No Second Time Blues for us.
Barbara: I do know what you mean, Deb! Sad but true, it can happen. Just so glad to hear that this is not the case for you and the Beach House gang. You all sooooo deserve the break and the rest and the quiet. Also, very excited your new camera is proving every bit as exciting and interesting as you imagined it would. These pix are just BEAUTIFUL!