Usually the Monday following four incredible days full of sunshine in Port Aransas with twenty friends is a Monday in every sense of the word. But today hasn't been bad at all...except that it's too short.
With everything going on in my life right now, I really didn't have time to slip away and lounge on a Gulf of Mexico beach, but I did it, anyway. It's tradition...as in, this was the 14th or 15th year 10 to 30 of us have taken over a certain condominium complex with sigh-inspiring balcony views and someone else washing our towels.
So now I'm sitting in front of my computer after a full day of traffic jams coming and going, classes, communications with clients, grocery shopping, unpacking, laundry, and grilling. Bills still wait to be paid beside me; I'm considering waking up at 4 to take care of them tomorrow morning, but that Procrastination Warning is sounding in my head.
Unwritten thank-you's, birthday, and sympathy cards wait to be written and mailed on my desk... I still have real estate homework to complete... I'm drowning in emails... I need to close a Silpada party... I'm longing to lose myself in editing the hundreds of photos I took the past four days... but my eyelids are heavy, my brain is foggy, and my head is nodding.
I think I'll skip my regular sweets, share a few photos here with you that I've already edited, and then crawl off to bed, ignoring the Procrastination Warning Bells...
The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.
A view of the coastline from our condo.
Just one of several glorious sunrises!
We ate dinner at a restaurant next door to this marina, with a clear view of the sunset.
What's a weekend with girlfriends without a night or two of dancing?
Sharkey's is THE place on the island. Nevermind that it's usually empty - we have the dance floor to ourselves.
This talented tye-dye fan got up on stage and hoola-hooped through several songs.
Even a two-step. He was amazing!
This was my view 3/4 of the weekend...
Four of the wonderful ladies who were there with me......Rae, Sandy, my sweet sister Brenda, and Jackie.
Another sunset. You're welcome.
The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless. They shift and drift and beg interpretation... such is the nature of art. ~Jeb Dickerson
P.S. Today was my friend Patti's birthday. She had planned to join us at the coast, but those procrastination bells were ringing something fierce in her knees. She couldn't put surgery off any longer.
We missed her, but I look forward to having her and her new knees join us next year, ready for dancing!
Here's a photo from last year and a post I wrote a while back in honor of her birthday. Dear Paquita...