This is actually two topics in one. I have run away from home. The pressure cooker of some home events drove me to take the sage actions of a friend and skedaddle to higher ground for a breather.
So I write to you from the beachfront. I am watching the waves rolling inexorably into the shore. I am eating bagels and cream cheese with lox, the TV is turned on a rerun of Project Runway, I have a six-pack of beer cooling on ice.
It’s all wrong, but exactly what I need. A short break from a difficult reality. Hubby didn’t exactly give me his blessing, but I did notice he put the ‘easy-pass’ in my car’ and called to check up on me a few times. All good. This is working for me.
So Rose and I, you know Rose, my 21-year-old? Works full-time and goes to college full-time? My own little overachiever. She and I were discussing things you should try at least once in your life.
We settled on:
Singing in front of a crowd
Go surfing in Malibu
Climb an active volcano
Participate in Burning Man
Now of course we then went on to name a bunch of things we thought we wouldn’t try.
So here is that list too. Be sure to add yours in.
We wouldn’t try cocaine or heroin. One time may be one time too many.
Get a big ‘name tattoo’ on our face.
Run a marathon. (ewwwww)
Join a ‘hold your breath’ under water contest.
Run naked through church.
Read War And Peace. Uh no.
See the Taj Mahal. I seen it in Las Vegas it ain’t all that!
Backpack through the rainforest. No No No.
Learn an indigenous language. I’ll stick to pig-Latin.
Listen to Enya for 5 hours straight. Just shoot me instead.
Give someone directions, even though you have no idea where they are going.
Get drunk and ruin someones special day.
Photocopy your butt. Why do people do that???
Join a self-help group. I actually did that once with my sister and they kicked us out for laughing.
Last but not least, marry someone you met in an online dating site who you have only met one time. Don’t ask! I know someone who did this. What a disaster.
So there you go kids.
What are your ideas. Hmmm?
This is gmom,
at the beach,
watching the waves and wondering,
why do I live in the city????
Peace and I am outa here!