Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunday Scribblings--Goosebumps

My view from the swing

It is funny, this week's Sunday Scribblings was exactly what I was thinking about posting today.

I spent the last four wonderful days with my Mother and two sisters (sans kids...wahoo! and a shout-out to Jon!) in Asheville, NC. For those who have never been there, I highly recommend it. We stayed in a beautiful B&B on a hill called Chateau on the Mountain (thanks Jean and Lee!) and just relaxed, hiked, shopped, ate and drank wine the entire weekend. Pretty much perfection.

So, one morning, I could not sleep and I woke up at 5am. Not wanting to wake Mother and my sisters, I went outside to sit in a swing and watch the sun rise over the mountains. As I sat, hearing nothing but the sound of cicadas and the eventual sound of birds chirping, I got goosebumps at the beauty of it all. It was my private moment. No one tugging on me asking questions, no one screaming and asking me to pick her up. Just me in the swing.

Before I had Jack, Jon and I took a babymoon to Anquilla and St. Martin. My happy place was always that day on Anguilla when I sat between two palm trees in a hammock on the ocean and read a book in its entirety. I do not know that that day can ever be topped, but this was pretty close. I was very happy to add another "happy" place to my arsenal.

So, here's my question of the day. Where is your happy place?

Dozier women take on the Blue Ridge Parkway!


Laura said...

My happy place is very early morning at the beach (in Bethany) on the balcony of whatever cruddy little place we have rented for the week- with my coffee....I just love it. Haven't been able to visit your site in a while- it looks terrific. Sounds like a great trip with the sisterhood!!!
Gotta love the sisters!!!! (And, by that I mean all of our womenfolk.)

Angel Gulley said...

Hmmm, my happy place is wherever I can have a moment of peace to myself to just sit back and reflect on the many blessings in my life. This morning, it was my screen porch. I had a glorious 1 minute and 43 seconds all to myself before Claire came out and joined me for breakfast. Ahhh, they were a delightful minute and 43 seconds. I miss you already!!!

Dad 2 eight said...

Bink: Great shots and commentary on the "wimmins" trip. My happy place? Riding my Honda Shadow...anywhere.


Courtney Frankowski said...

My happy place is crawling into bed at noon when Sophie, my 2 year old, takes her nap. It's totally sinful (in other words, I should be folding clothes, washing dishes, etc...), but I push past the guilt and just enjoy it.