Tuesday, September 20, 2011


These are from last Friday at Aarons Beach.

It was a cool, brisk, windy day and the sun was shining brightly.

In between running a million errands, I snuck down here to snap a few photos.

Snuck:  Past tense of "sneak" (or is "sneaked" the past tense?), meaning Chesapeake Bay Woman was looking for any excuse to dawdle take a break from her overly packed day and had to do so in secret. She's really not allowed any such diversions in her daily life even though she plays a diversion lover on the internet.

Although I tend to moan and groan complain about everything I'm juggling, at the same time I have to remind myself incessantly that it's all good.

Having to get up at o'dark thirty means I have a job to drive 50 miles each way to go to. Having sporting events to attend almost every night and some Saturdays means my kids have more of a social life than I could ever hope to have are healthy and active.

Next week my daughter--my baby girl--turns 13.  When I moved back to Mathews in the spring of 2001 after living in Northern Virginia/metropolitan DC for entirely too long! about 14 years, she was only 2.

All I did was blink a few times and now she's a teenager.

Anyway, these are the things that I think about when I sneak down to the beach in between running errands or delivering people to and from events.

Here, where I can look up at the sky or out at the water, life tends to slow down a bit, just for a moment; long enough for me to collect my thoughts and realize how quickly everything's passing by, just like those clouds.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

But beautiful nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

CBW-- I love the 3rd photo with the stepping stone clouds hovering above the waves.....beautiful.
Afraid to blink--now I do the same with my grandkids...always hearing the song "Sunrise, Sunset" (Quickly go the years/One season following another/Laden with happiness& tears) Oy !


deborah said...

beautiful indeed!

Maria_NJ said...

Today is my 56th birthday, 26 years ago I gave birth to my first child, my son Chris, talk about where did the time go??? Now I need 6 years to fly by, here I go wishing my life away again, I have such a bad habit of that, I need to savor each moment like it is my last, cause one never know does one?

Gosh I just love the beach...the pictures are lovely...as always

Deltaville Jamie said...

My girl is turning 17 on Monday. Seems like yesterday she was turning 13. Where does the time go?

growing wild on waverly lane said...

It's all relative, my dear relative. Enjoy every minute and remember, this life is all yours. Mum

Daryl said...

... its sort of like the Soap Opera Aging Syndrome (SORAS)where the 'kids' grow up (get re-cast) but the 'adults' stay the same age ;-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos.
Wonderful to have a beach to sneak down to.
Does this mean you'll be the mother of two teenagers? I suspect it does. Okay, if you can survive that, you can survive anything. Right? :o)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Country Girl said...

13!! How exciting. Oh, my the times they are a-flying.

thomas said...

The third picture is perfect, wallpaper on my computer now.

Anonymous said...

To maria_NJ--Happy Birthday !! You are just a kid !!