It was an action-pack weekend. Just what I needed to de-stress from an emotional week. This job hunting thing is really an emotional roller coaster. I find a job to apply for that seems like it would work for me and the family, send in my resume, wait, wait, wait. If I get a call for an interview, I get all excited, show up, give my best (try to explain who I am in 10 minutes...), then more waiting. So far, nothing has come of the process. Nothing outward anyway.
So to get away, the family packed up and set out for Waimea Bay on Sunday afternoon. Well, half the family. We let a couple of kids stay with their friends...remember, I'm de-stressing. (It was not the day to force a family outing.) The water could not have been more beautiful. This is a beach that's known for it's monster waves during the winter. The Eddy Aikau surf meet wont even be held unless the waves are 40'. But in the summer, the bay is calm as a lake. The water was so clear, you could see your toes and the sandy bottom below. Incredible. This beach is also known for it's dangerous undertow. When I was a little girl, about 5 years old, my dad had to come rescue me. The tow started taking me out, and I couldn't get back in. Ever since, I've had a profound respect for the ocean. I'm not a huge fan of big waves. So this Sunday, the water was so inviting, I stayed in for 30 minutes. Not too cold, not too windy. Just right.
After swimming we fired up the little beach grill and made fish tacos. The fish was shark...very tasty! Roll it into a home-made flour tortilla, add some beans, cheese, tomato, sprouts and salsa. A great meal to watch the sunset. Such a gift. I was revived and at peace.
1000 Gifts (252 - 261)
sales on Craigslist
God's living Word
waking with a song in my heart
a husband that doesn't mind doing the dishes
the trampoline that brings their play together and bridges the age gap
clear water of Waimea Bay
parking place in an impossible lot
fish tacos, cooked on the beach
silence of sunset, all watching, followed by cheers as it melts away
crescent moon that smiles at me as it follows me home