I know I am thinner. Though my tummy barely shows a tan, the exposed places do. I look good. Well, at least better. Surely the family will see the difference.
I am torn in two. So lonely for Jerry I can’t stand it. But loathe to leave this place.
Kathleen and I go exploring.
We have to climb a sea wall
and slip into the ocean
to reach a new, mossy rock beach.
We wade, feeling the freedom of an empty beach and crashing waves.
Find seashells. (One later scurries away from us, trapped in the bathtub. We return the little creature and its home to its natural habitat. We’ve no desire to take captives.)
We watch the birds as they stand
And take flight.
I see my dream house. It’s even yellow.
We adventure. Walk. Swim. Burn calories.
Evening comes. We eat healthy. Enjoy a glass of wine. Watch our last sunset.
Take a stroll in the in the moonlight.
Not ready to let go, we watch a movie about a couple on a beach. And we pack.
Real Time Update:
Talk about a wonderful way to burn calories! We scrambled over rocks and coral, waded the ocean, shuffled through the sand–had an adventure. Once home I was determined to keep walking, and I’ve had some adventures right here in my own neighborhood . . . but you’ll have to tune in over the next couple of months to hear about them.
What About You?
What’s your favorite way to burn calories? If you can’t be on a beach, how can you turn exercise in an adventure instead of a chore? How do you embrace nature and activity in every day life?