The past few days have been unseasonably warm around here,
so today on my day off from work I decided to visit Aarons Beach.
Truth be told, I had a list of a million tasks to accomplish and didn't want to do any of the things listed except for two.
Those two things were jogging and blogging.
(They even rhyme.)
The jogging part was over and done with first thing in the morning. That left the entire day--along with those 999,998 other undesirable items on the To Do list--in front of me, mocking me, taunting me. Picking on me, really.
I decided to ignore the taunts and focus on what I
Hence, the trip to the beach.
This beach has changed so much over the time I've been photographing it--over 8 years.
But some things remain constant.
It's hard to believe that December is here already. Although I survived Thanksgiving and barely survived the annual Chesapeake Bay Woman vs. Artificial Christmas Tree fight, there is still a lot left to do before I'd consider myself anywhere close to ready for Christmas. I'm not in the mood--at all--to do any sort of Christmas shopping. But I am looking forward to the Mathews Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10. It's always a great time. Perhaps that will put me in a more festive mood.
As for this weekend, I'm looking forward to it. Friday I'm taking my parents to dinner at my favorite local restaurant, Mi Casa Azteca. Saturday I travel to visit Baby Sister in Richmond. I ought to take advantage of being in the Big City and start some Christmas shopping, but that's just not on my radar at the moment. The older I get, the more I can't stand shopping, especially when it's semi-forced and overly crowded. That just equates to stress as far as I'm concerned.
And I'm all about avoiding unnecessary stress.
Which is why I thoroughly enjoyed today's trip to the local beach and the intentional avoidance of that pesky To Do list.
To read about previous Christmas quandaries, click here .