Or is it? Swimming is totally permitted at Wollaston Beach, I just…well, I wouldn’t! I talked about why last summer when I visited Nut Island (totally need to get my bike to the shop already – dying to do that ride again!). In reality it’s nothing personal against Wollaston Beach, it’s just that I’m more of a wide-open-ocean girl. When I’m on a bay or a small pond or lake, I feel like…well, like any gross stuff in that water is so concentrated that it grosses me out. Take me out to Nantasket where the water goes on forever and ever and anything that’s grossing me out is quickly swept out to sea, and then I’m happy to jump in the water! Is it just me?
Even if I’m not willing to swim at Wollaston Beach, I love that it’s so close by – almost exactly a mile from my front door – and that I get to enjoy it often. Our regular running club route takes us along the beach, and it’s so cool to see it through all the seasons, all kinds of weather, and lots of gorgeous sunsets. On top of that, I love to hunt for “beach treasures” (much to Pete’s chagrin) and am happy to fill an empty weekend afternoon with a loooooong wander looking for sea glass, driftwood, or pretty rocks.
These photos are all from one of my recent weekend wanders. I was not the only one out enjoying the beach, there were plenty of families out for a walk – some of them even playing soccer and building sand castles – and there were more than a few adorable dogs racing about. I came home with a few small treasures, and when I pulled them out of my pocket and showed Pete he looked at me like I was crazy and said “why did you bring those home?”…when really he should have been happy I didn’t bring home this piece of driftwood that I thought was awesome! Don’t you think it would look great on my front porch?!?
Posted by Sarah G on April 10, 2013
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I’ve managed to take myself for a few lunch-time walks along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It’s a bit early in the season and the plantings beds are still more scraggly than anything, but there was one little pocket of springtime happiness there to make everyone smile…and stop to take pictures! I noticed these from afar because I saw two different people stop and bend over and take photos of the ground with their phones. It wasn’t until I got closer that I could see what all the fuss was about.
Posted by Sarah G on April 2, 2013
feeling incredibly cheesy and grateful to have found such amazing friends twenty years ago.
missing the fun and loud and craziness of having all of those friends (and their kiddos) under the same roof!
trading books with my friend’s nine year old, prolific reader of a daughter.
watching all kinds of guilty pleasure TV shows: Vampire Diaries, Glee, Pretty Little Liars.
getting my butt kicked by Pete in a March Madness bracket.
loving the return to my three day a week running routine (thank you Daylight Savings!).
spending some quality time with my foam roller.
making lists of things to do before our upcoming trip.
looking at my old passport photo when I need a good laugh.
counting the days until we are reunited with almost all of our favorite Aussies!
excited to explore a new city with Pete.
Posted by Sarah G on March 22, 2013
Happy Spring! There was a whole lot of whining around the office because it snowed yesterday and there is all kinds of snow and ice and slush on the ground “but it’s the first day of spring!”…but it wasn’t coming from me. I’m really looking forward to this spring but I also love all the snow we’ve had this winter! Also, a great run along the beach at sunset with the running club? Awesome way to ring in the new season.
Aside from the change of seasons, I’m looking forward to getting back into my “to do list” habit, too! A few of these are actually carried over from last summer, when there was so much fun happening that wasn’t on my list that I didn’t manage to squeeze in everything that was. I won’t complain if that happens again (who complains about having more fun than they intended to?!), but I do hope I can get through this list!
- Get back into a regular workout (not just running!) routine
- Check out the observation deck at the Marriott Custom House
- Cuddle a Koala…or a WOMBAT. A BABY WOMBAT!!!
- Spend a rainy day watching a Hitchcock Movie Marathon
- Reclaim the office/guest room from current “dumping ground” status
- Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
- Take my bike to the shop to be fixed and take loooooong bike rides
What’s on your Spring To Do list? What to join me for any of mine?
If you’re looking for inspiration for your own Spring to do list, check out some of my past ones: Spring 2012 | Spring 2011
Posted by Sarah G on March 20, 2013
This usually happens first thing in the morning:
There’s a nice view:
Which I especially like when I get to watch snow falling.
And sometimes I have company:
Unfortunately she’s not really great with that whole “collaboration” thing – there’s a lot of her with her eyes closed and me doing all the work! :)
Posted by Sarah G on March 15, 2013