It’s August 1st.
And it’s Saturday.
So you know what that means?
It means it’s time to join my blogging friends on this first Saturday in August … which also happens to be the first of August … to share what/why/how we find/make August cozy.
You’ll find the links to my friends at the bottom of the post. And I also want to give a giant shout out to Jennifer at Town & Country Living for organizing this monthly “gathering” of sorts. 🙂
August has traditionally been a crazed and crazy month. What with the end of summer camp and gearing up for back-to-school. There’s always an underlying layer of stress. And constant list-making.
But couched in the middle of the month … for the past 23 years (!) … I’ve squeezed in a little August cozy time with our annual pilgrimage to visit the grandparents (my kid’s, not mine) in Florida.
They moved to Daytona Beach Shores years before I married. Or had kids. So this annual trip is a way for them to bond.
But this year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be going to Florida.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be walking on — or swimming in — the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be dodging the cars that drive on the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be walking down the steps to the beach …
and seeing this view.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t watch these little birds run away from incoming waves.
And running back out as the water recedes to forage for food.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be feeding the fish at our favorite waterfront dining spot, DJ’s Deck in Port Orange.
This year is the first year in 23 years we won’t be eating spicy peel-and-eat shrimp while enjoying this view …
or sitting back in these Adirondack deck chairs.
Okay, that last statement isn’t completely true. We spend our time at DJ’s sitting at a table under a giant thatched roof eating those spicy peel-and-eat shrimp. I just find the Adirondack chairs charming. 😉
But you get the point.
Twenty-three years of cozy are on hold this year. While back-to-school stressors remain. Including the constant list-making. 🙂
Be sure to check out how my blogging friends are finding their cozy this August at the links below …