Another Sunday morning…waking up at the Sailing Club, and all is peacefully quiet in this lakeside world we only-just discovered a little more than a month ago. It is here, in this place, where I feel most alive; having felt a bit numb for the past year we’ve spent within the confines of the dungeon we are soon to vacate. Not soon enough–I might add. I am so happy to be waking up here…and not there.
This little ‘escape in the city’ is a pure joy to us. Nico loves tinkering with Peniki II (our newly aquired San Juan 24 sailboat), and I love making coffee the ‘more primitive’ way with my campstove; enjoying the view from atop the peninsula as I stir…then sip. “Aaaaah! This place is a pure gem.” I feel a rush of blessings as I turn toward Peniki (our trusty old VW Camper Van) to see that Nico and Baby are still sound asleep inside. ‘Wow! I really do love this.’ I tell myself.
The sun casts a glow over the port side of my face, as I realize this moment will soon end and day will overtake morning. But that’s alright with me, since we’ll be heading back down to the docks to work some more on Peniki II, while I work a bit on my tan (to cover my forty-something flaws…no doubt).
I sip my coffee…I look around just to make sure I’m not dreaming. I tell myself that this is my new reality, and I am thankful even more this minute than I was just a moment ago. Looking over at Blanca–our little schnauzer–I see she’s been playing in the briar patch again, and has sticker-burs dotting her fir to prove it. I have to laugh when I think back to yesterday, remembering when me and Baby went for a short swim and how Blanca swam out to us…only to discover that she couldn’t touch bottom. Not only did I have a toddler clinging to me, but also a little white ‘scaredy dog’. *heh um*
The music of birds chirping is now being joined by the morning stirs of Baby in the van, waking up and looking for Mom. My time for ‘me’ is fast-coming to an end–this I know. I hear her cries–it’s time to wrap it up. To whomever takes the time to read my words, I bid you Happy Sunday. May yours be magical too.