After weeks of hideous, humid heat, I decided to take advantage of the Summeresque weather and say goodbye to my lover Spring. We (my two BFF’s and I) celebrated the coming of summer on the beach with a few hours of sunbathing, laughter, potato chips, and salty water. I have to say, it was the most fun I’ve had in a LONG time and exactly what I needed after a tough week.
I’m a little fried. It’s what I get for not wearing real sunscreen. I’ve been dying to get a little color and so I did the tanning oil instead. Of course, as luck would have it, my friend Chris wore extra strong sport sunblock and ended up with a nice tan. Grrr!! Figures!
I ended up with my right arm and shoulder the color of lobster. I think I was just leaning that particular arm toward the sun more than the rest of my body. So take a lesson here, people: SUNBLOCK!
We also are pretty certain we saw a horseshoe crab. We kept daring each other to go deeper and deeper into the water. None of us wanted to dive right in, since the water was pretty cold compared to the burning sun. My friend, Ali stomped in like it was nothing and then… SHRIEK! We all rushed over to find out what was wrong and she’s pointing into the water going, I think that thing was moving! If you’ve never seen a horseshoe crab, they look something like this:
So you can imagine how startled she was when the rock/seaweed suddenly moved. Ha ha. It was pretty funny. We spent a while looking for it again, to see if we could pick it up and photograph it but to no avail. It ran and hid from us.
On the writing front, I’m glad to say I’m now on the epilogue on the contemporary sci-fi story I’ve been working on, on the side. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do with it when it’s done, but I guarantee I’ll let you know as soon as I figure it out. Once that’s done I’ll go back to work on editing my YA fantasy and writing on my futuristic scifi romance WIP. I’ve been slacking, for obvious reasons. It’s time to get back on track.
It’s back to work tomorrow and tomorrow night is the wake, so if I don’t post forgive me, it’s only because I’m in no frame of mind. But I promise to be back by week’s end, or Monday at the latest. In the meantime you guys enjoy your Friday and your weekend. Work hard, party harder.
And hug those you love.