Monday, August 13, 2007
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!