The dawn won’t be around for a few hours. My head is awake, my body is tired. I had a really nice day.
I woke to a serious set of thunderstorms. The thunder shook the house. It went on for a few hours this morning. We had planned to leave early for my sisters house on the island, but ended up waiting until about noon, since it was raining so hard. We had coffee, and talked. Made some tentative plans to get to the airport on Thursday. I’m planning to leave my car here at my house so it doesn’t look like I’m gone for 2 weeks.
When it finally stopped raining, we left. It is amazing how the streets flood here in Florida. The day was gray, and cloudy, but still warm. Once we got to my sisters and checked the place out, we drove my sisters car the two blocks to the beach and took a nice long walk it. We walked up to the driftwood beach. This beach is bordered by a mangrove thicket, but the layer by the beach is all white, and bare. They don’t allow taking of the wood, because it’s keeping the beach there. Then we turned around and walked back the other way. The gulf water was so warm, it’s probably as warm as the air.
It is such a pleasure to walk the beach with Dan, to be able to share this place that I love with him. I think our trip to CT will be nice too, to be able to share with him the places that I love up there. We’ve talked about going to Newport. Who knows what else? My whole adult life is in that place. Now he’ll be a part of that.
We left my sisters house and the island around 3, and stopped for pizza at the all-you-can-eat pizza place. For $7.99 for lunch and $8.99 for dinner, you get all the pizza you want, plus salad, soup, cheezy bread and and ice cream sundae for dessert. They had about a dozen pizza’s on the counter, cut into about a dozen pieces each. It was great!
So we watched TV til late, at some point had a snack, and now here I am up in the middle of the night. It’s been a long while since I’ve done this. I’m just not all that tired. I slept for awhile. I’ve not been needing Ambien any more to sleep. It’s been a couple weeks. I am used to sharing my bed with Dan, which is something I wasn’t sure would happen when we first started dating. I’ve been sleeping alone for so long. Now I miss him on the rare night we sleep apart.
I guess I’ll try to go back to bed soon. It helps to empty my mind out here. Love and light to all.