A Year of Habits, no. 26

Here we are, half way through the year.  Crazy.  I wish I could say I’m half way through my goals, but that is not the case.  Still, in some areas we’re doing much better than we were in January.

It’s also July, the only month of the year when I get my children entirely to myself.  The school year infringes on every other month to some degree, so July is special.

We’ve spent a wonderful week at the beach, with some of the most perfect days I can remember in many years.  The ocean breeze, cool water and endless sand have bewitched us all, making us wish the beach was ours year round.  We’ve slept in cramped spaces and played in wide open ones.  We’ve made memories.  We’ve stopped our share of traffic with our numbers which is always amusing.  There’s nothing like watching people out of the corner of your eye as they count heads and drop their jaws.  It’s like living in the children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” except that we’re all people.

Most of all I’ve treasured our time on the beach, watching the color of the water change throughout the day, enjoying beautiful sunsets together.  I sighed to myself and whispered, “This is low tide.  Relax and enjoy it.”  And I have.  I’m learning to change gears.   It’s been a wonderful week.

I haven’t worried too much about progress since this is our annual vacation but I can say that I’ve eaten really wisely this week, which feels good.  Life is good.  We’ll soon be back in Utah to experience summer there, but the break has been heavenly.

We’re spending the 4th of July with my husband’s family which will be fun.  I always hate to be out of town for the 4th of July but we’re making our traveling holiday memorable.

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!


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