The beach, the waves and sunshine!

My trip to the beach last week has given me a jolt of writing inspiration. I have no idea how long it’ll last but I’m just going to roll with it. That seems the easiest way to take life lately.

I took a bunch of photos from my vacation to Holden Beach, North Carolina with my best friend from high school and her sister, plus their husbands and another friend of the family. The trip was to spread their mom’s ashes in the Atlantic Ocean, as per her wishes.

She sadly passed away from the virus at the end of April this year.

Unfortunately, I was too tired that morning to join them, not to mention that the water was so rough and choppy, it would’ve been impossible for me to hold my own.

I did try to go into the ocean the day before we left. I didn’t last long. The water whipped me around like a ragdoll. I just don’t have the strength and stamina anymore to face any kind of rough waves. Each time that I got blasted by one, another one came as fast as lightning to kick my ass. Fran’s husband was kind enough to escort me back to the shore, where I could safely look for shells.

Mer vs. Ocean…ocean won.

I did have an incident the first night that we were there, when my blood sugar went so low that I passed out on the deck. Thankfully, everyone took great care of me. When I was able to talk a little bit once I came to, I knew what to do. I was alright after I ate a sugary goody and then a sandwich. I really don’t take my diabetes seriously enough and this was a huge wake-up call to eat throughout the day. It was scary!

Without further ado, here’s just a few snaps that I took last week. I’m glad to be home (I missed my dog so much and now she won’t let me out of her sight) but I’m still sad (a letdown feeling) that the trip is now over with and I don’t have all that much to look forward to.

*We mostly stayed at the beach house due to Covid, which was just fine with me.

I love this photo and how foamy the water is.
The beachhouse.
Gray skies, still gorgeous!
We saw a beautiful rainbow after an early morning thunderstorm.
So many shells, so many crafts to do!
Two sandpipers came by to say hello!
Peace! And my foot.
Our neighbors had a bunch of neat kites.
A picture of me, obviously. And now you know who I’m voting for.

We discussed going back…but the next time, I’ll be helping out with the cost of the beach house. I’m still so honored to have been invited on this trip.


  1. I’m glad you got to go on the trip, it looks like you had a great time! It’s funny, I was talking to Lancelot yesterday about how I think we’re all craving something to look forward to because that element is missing from our lives right now.

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