The Beach
The Beach

Now that I have half an empty nest it’s time to do more stuff with my other half (husband, not nest) so we’re off to Florida on Thursday for an extended long weekend at my sisters. The big decision is do I take my full camera kit or just my compact? I love it when that’s the hardest decision I have to make – eldest kid is still living at home so she will take care of the house & dog. Ahh, the beach is calling my name…

Just hope I don’t have an encounter with someone in the Beach-shop like the last time I was down there, which went along the lines of…

Him: Excuse me, can I ask you something?

Me: Sure.

Him: I’m trying to buy a T-shirt for my sister-in-law and she’s about your size. Would you say you were a Large, Extra Large or a 2XL?

Me (Flabbergasted and not sure if he’s winding me up or not): Emm, well…

Him: I’ve been trying for ages to figure it out and I don’t have a clue. Please, what do you think?

Me: Well maybe you’d better just get large incase YOU OFFEND HER BY BUYING A 2XL!!!

Him: Thanks so much, you’ve been a great help.

Me: “Speechless” then laughing.

I attract nutters wherever I go….

Moving out

Haud the bus! Or in non-Scottish terms – Stop! Stop what I hear you ask? Stop the world. I would like to experience Groundhog Day for a couple of months if it’s not too much bother. But why Alba? Because time is moving MUCH too fast for my liking…. my youngest is off to college next week and I’m NOT READY!!!

How can he possibly live on his own (albeit in a dorm with a roommate) He can’t even get out his bed before noon!!! And how will he survive without a kitchen full of food for him to graze all day long? But I’m trying to be cool about it all and be excited for him and the next chapter of his life. Plus being a cool parent (in MY mind – he might disagree) I’m not going to insist on a daily Facetime or Skype, just once a week will be fine (but I need texts from him more than once a week!) and I want more information than I got from him after High School was finished for the day, which ran along the lines of… Me: How was School? Him: Fine. Me: Anything fun happen today? Him: Nope. Me: What did your friends/teachers say today? Him: Nothing. Not holding out much hope though…

Ah well I still have daughter living at home for another 6 months then she’s off to Study Abroad. Gulp. If I think my 18yr old moving 2 1/2 hours away is bad how will I cope with my 21yr old moving halfway across the world??? That’s another thing – how can she possibly be 21 next month? I can’t possibly be old enough to have a 21 year old ye ken!!

A photie of my dog as at least he won’t leave me…

Take time to stop and smell the roses ... No, don't eat the flowers Bad Dawg!!!
Take time to stop and smell the roses … No, don’t eat the flowers Bad Dawg!!!

Portencross Pier

Portencross Pier from the bottom. Or from the side I should say.
Portencross Pier from the bottom. Or from the side I should say.

Just another quick post – still alive and kicking but finding myself pushed for time so blogging is taking a back-seat these days.

I love this old pier – it’s so photogenic, but there’s a bloody big hole in the middle of it you have to walk round to get to the end. Good job I don’t have a fear of heights! In the background is the isle of Arran. Arran should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s been called ‘Scotland in miniature’ as it has it all – mountains, beaches, golf courses, 5 star hotels and cheese. What more could you ask for?

Happy weekend blogging friends.