There's nothing like going back to work after a great vacation to give you a fat dose of reality.
I really do like my job, but I like watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and eating breakfasts like this every morning. Served TO me on the 11th floor balcony overlooking the ocean.
To be honest I only saw one sunrise. The rest I missed because I was sleeping in and enjoying not having to be anywhere.
Dinners were enjoyed at little local places. This one has been around since before my husband was born, and from the looks of the inside they've never redecorated either.
When we were on the way home from the beach I was dreading our trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I used to drive over this bridge with no problem as a teenager going to the beach for the day...but now I'm pretty terrified of it. I have to read or look at something inside the car to avoid seeing that huge drop.
As a kid my dad used to take our boat under the bridge and fish. It never really scared me then, but I could see the huge expanse of it and the height. My husband likes to point out all the nice boats WAY DOWN THERE in the water as we're driving across, and all I can do is yell at him to stop looking at the pretty boats and watch the ROAD *&%#$.
So I'm sitting in the seat with my gaze locked on the pavement passing by...not really looking DOWN.
"chill out....just relax, this will be over in a few minutes......there is not a thing you can do about this situation at THIS moment other than get through it.....yadda, yadda, yadda" (yes I guess I'm certifiably crazy for talking to myself through this, but it's that or hyperventilate.....)
The next thing I know a car passes by and the license plate says "His Will". Ok-ie Dokie.....That about sums it all up......Instant relief came over me as if all was well....
I finally got some pictures of a few of the treasures I found while I was at the beach last week.
and then there was a box of this.
These were once a baseball score board, according to the little old man that sold them to me. I liked the bold numbers but really had no idea what I'd do with them. Upon further inspection, they really are not done that well. The numbers are a little wonky and I'm not sure if I'll be using them. There were lots of blank ones as well so I came up with this
Even though it was wonderful to get away for a long vacation at the beach, I really missed my pups.