Last Thursday when we had that dusting of snow, I drove down to Bethel Beach and then made a pit stop here at the public landing at Onemo.
Heck, I'd driven that far, I may as well stop in here and make sure everything's OK.
For the record, everything was OK.
This was a weird sort of snowfall. It stuck to the dock, for example, but not to the road. It was on the sand at Bethel, but not on the grass.
Strange, I tell you.
It was right about this time, as I was getting comfortable on the snow-covered dock, taking in all the sights and marveling at the quiet, that I felt those eyes on me.
Those eyes. The beady ones you can't really see well in this photo. But trust me, they're there. And they're piercing.
Then, as I said in Saturday's post, I quickly left due to the bitter, brutal cold.
In delightful contrast to those frigid temperatures and light dusting of snow, yesterday's thermometer reached 70 exquisitely warm and perfect degrees. At work I went for a 45-minute walk during lunch and luxuriated in every precious breath of warm air and sunshine.
Later in the day I reveled in the breeze made when my daughter swished a hook shot in the first game of her basketball tournament.
I'm not just saying this because I'm her mother, but Chesapeake Bay Daughter needs to join the Harlem Globetrotters.
OK! Granted, maybe that is something only a bragging mother would say. But I still stand by my statement. This 12-year-old daughter of mine can play some basketball, and she has moves you cannot teach. It gives me chills, even on a 70-degree day inside a gym that's so hot and sweaty you want to dive headfirst into an ice bucket and then wallow in talcum powder. Do they even make talcum powder anymore? Is anyone still reading?
Today I brace myself for
In other words, today Chesapeake Son gets his Learner's Permit when just yesterday he was a baby who nearly choked on talcum powder, which is a story for another day.
Or, in the words of my favorite grandmother, uttered slowly and with emphasis on all the nouns, "Lawd have mercy on my soul and body."