I've been in a minor holding pattern of late.
A much needed one and only summer vacation had to happen and actually trying to squeeze something like that in with two busy kids is never easy. We did finally make it happen and I've shared a few spontaneous and picturesque shots here with you captured on the fly from the trusty iPhone. I enjoyed letting go as you can see judging by my captures of the sky while laying in the sand. Really - shy shots? I know. I remember looking up and thinking - cool. I enjoy getting caught and lost in the simple things. Lana Del Rey may have been playing. It can get very dreamy and relaxed listening to Lana.
I'm glad I did let go for a little while. It is healthy. I'm really not the biggest beach person either but it was fun. Drunks studs chased their beer cans into the ocean. A seagull passed by and I captured him in the blink of an eye. It was so bright I didn't even know how well the shot came out until much later. We had a lost Corgi hang with us at the beach. Jellyfish. Seals. Sandwiches. Keebler cookies. William Shatner's Memories and Back To Frank Black: A Return To Chris Carter's Millennium. Yep, life was pretty good.
Getting kick started on the writing front after going limp on the beach is another matter. I always want to put something of quality together for you and that sometimes takes longer than I would like especially when I need to get my pulse back.
I actually did write up two reviews over the course of this little vacation and those will be headed your way soon. I watched two films with my niece and nephews (triplets) so they probably aren't quite what you'd expect, but they will hopefully be fun reads.
To compound a busy week of getting to a point of relaxation I had work done on my house and that actually took a great deal of effort to prep before and after vacation, which slowed me down further. Still, I'm getting there.
I'm very sad to see the summer coming to an end - a massive summer that included great moments playing baseball with my son, watching my daughter make me laugh and visits to the theatre to see films like the wonderful Pacific Rim (2013) twice. I'm hoping to see Elysium soon, but free time is running out again.
I really loved this summer though. As Lana Del Rey sings on her first album, Summertime Sadness. And did you know I really loved Pacific Rim?