Once we were in La Jolla The gals would spread out one by one and lay out like a bunch of harbor seals in a circle with Julie the hot bod teen as designated queen bee.
The girls were obsessed trying to get the perfect tan which meant they were always laying out and baking their faces in the hot summer sun. Every where we went that summer they had to layout even if it was just someones backyard.We would all read glamour magazines and be fighting over Victoria Holt and Daphne du Maurier Gothic romances. Leslie and I would munch on of all things cottage cheese and Frito's reading away the day.
Those silly girls would put baby oil all over their bodies like buttered toast which I am sure wasn't the smartest thing to do. I already had a olive complexion I didn't need to layout! I was the one who just couldn't get with the program. I seemed like the only one of my friends in the waves whenever we went to La Jolla. My then girlfriends didn't want to step in the ocean because of the baby oil slathered all over their white bodies.That summer in high school was the carefree days of youth no responsibility . I had no way of knowing how busy life would become.
Years later instead of playing in the surf I am wiping a runny nose from a grandson and wondering how did my life go by so fast. I am needed by so many and totally enjoy the simple act of just being home reading a murder mystery and having a sip of ice tea.Instead of a Gothic romance with the girl running thru the old castle in fear from the brooding master with anger issues.Today Gothic romances are vampire love stories. Now a days I am reading murder mysteries by Anne Perry and enjoying my iPad where I can get books from the library when ever I want.I am still a reader which is my biggest passion and now when I drive down near the beach its to just look at that amazing Pacific ocean while I drive to a plant nursery. Life is such a journey I only wish I had really not taken those days for granted. They were so blissfully carefree!
Now lets catch up!
I have been busy rug hooking and I am almost done with my little rug.Little Jack has a cold and so he is a little booger boy! Being a Nana is like reliving your young mom days it all comes back to you.
Jan is working on a purse or bag
Stephanie is working away as usual
I began my rug and then.....
Where I was
Here I am
My Amish Quilt
I hand quilted it.
It was my first quilt!
Little sick Jack he is on the mend from a summer cold