Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things - SOL, March 27

"These are a few of my favorite things..."

This was a wonderful week for me; an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate.  Many things made me happy; the words Maria sang in Sound of Music have been a soundtrack in my mind as I thought about what brought that happiness:

University of Dayton has been doing incredibly well in the NCAA tournament.  After sharing much of our money with UD the past four years to pay for our youngest daughter's education, I am incredibly excited at how well they are performing.

After a long cold winter, the opportunity to pursue outdoor activities that didn't (well, usually didn't) require a winter coat was appreciated.  Many walks on the beach, several days of golf, reading by the beach and pool,  and riding a bike for miles - these activities were gifts this week.

Being able to eat fresh seafood is one of my favorite parts of being here at Hilton Head.  Whether it was walking across the street to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and having them steam the shrimp as I waited, or going to one of many excellent restaurants found on the island, much seafood was consumed.

Quality time spent with both our oldest daughter, Kate, and my husband.  Kate lives in DC, so it's easy to understand why I treasure my time with her.  However, my husband and I have been so busy the past few months, it was wonderful to get the chance to relax and spend unhurried time together.

One of my absolute favorite things this week was watching my husband and daughter be readers totally immersed in all the books they chose to read.  I know they are both individuals who love to read, but oftentimes don't have the opportunity to relax and get lost in a book.  Getting away for a vacation provided that time, and they both engaged with many books.  A sight like the one below was not an uncommon one this week and it brought joy to my heart.

Though not visible, these two are
both engrossed in the books on their
respective Kindles.
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  1. Love that photograph - two readers with a gorgeous view!

  2. I could almost smell the steamed shrimp! Sounds like your vacation was amazing!

  3. Nothing better than recharging with a good book! And it's fun when that pleasure is shared with family.

  4. A beach and a book with people I love! My idea of a perfect vacation!

  5. I am hoping and praying that tomorrow at 4:00 I start a week as peaceful and relaxing as you just described this one to be!