V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N in the summertime! Tomorrow I leave for vacation; 3 days of quiet, peaceful bliss. I’m uninstalling Instagram, muting Reddit, Gmail, Yahoo and Writing.com – no social media while I am away. It’ll be a time to focus on myself and hopefully see a friend or two.
Since our daily Zoom mindfulness meetings scaled back to once per week, on a Monday, Avi and Joel started a Torah and Bible Study Zoom group on Wednesday. I’m so grateful they did because it’s growing my faith. I asked Avi and Joel to pray for safe travels for me and they did. They also wished me a great vacation. We prayed for others. COVID-19 has been a difficult road for all of us, but there have been some beautiful moments to come out of such darkness.
While I was on my walk yesterday, I ran into my aunt’s old neighbour. Before he retired, he was a photographer for the Inquirer, and in 2014 and 2015, he let me borrow some of his equipment and some books. I’d say I haven’t seen him since 2018 and it was so nice to see him. He asked me if I had been photographing lately, I told him it has been hard with the quarantine, but I was heading to Belmar, Spring Lake and Asbury Park on Friday. He smiled, said they were great picture locations and he hopes I can get some of the sunrise and sunset. It was so nice running into him, he was walking one of his greyhounds.
This morning when I woke up, I watched the sunrise and it took my breath away. I was so grateful for the simple beauty. I turned on Bob Ross and he was painting a sunrise, which also took my breath away. I probably won’t get sunrise on the beach, but I hope to get sunset.
I reached out to my photography group from work – it has been a few months – but I asked for some help with my GoPro. I’ve pulled out my GoPro and the last time I used it was last summer, when I still had my old phone. I’m trying to sync my GoPro with my new phone, but I forgot the WiFi password I had to set up. I Googled it, but it doesn’t seem to work. Unfortunately, no one owns one, they weren’t sure, but sent some directions that I’ll try later. I had a nice back and forth with both Linda and Suzanne, it felt great to be chatting, and I was thankful they took the time to respond, even if they could only send a link. They both said, “be safe and don’t forget the sun screen!” Typical moms, but I appreciate them.
Deborah Lew Harder also played my request for Schubert’s The Trout yesterday and wished me luck with the packing, plus a nice vacation. I love At Your Request on both the classical and jazz portions and I love how the DJs make it feel like they are talking to you. I’m going to put together a classical playlist for the beach. Let me share it with you:
I’m really excited for my trip. Dad will drop me off at the train at 6 AM and I will leave Philadelphia at 7:15 AM. I’m thankful for dad, just as I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’ll be back Monday afternoon; I took Tuesday off from work and I will return to blogging on Tuesday.
What are you thankful for today?