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By Tara Zandra | December 2, 2009

I’m a bit leery as I start this post because I just spent half an hour typing it up and then my laptop when kablooey on me and I lost it. Not sure I care anymore either, lol.

As I was saying (not that you’d know since I’m the only one who read it), today I spent the morning lounging on a beach. Tabitha was playing in the sand, Daisy was running around like a maniac, Chris was redirecting her maniacness energy with a soccer ball. I was watching ducks bob in the lapping waves and then closed my eyes. I was completely at peace for probably the first time in 5 months.

When I take my kids to places that are designed for kids to play and moms to sit on the bench, I really enjoy sitting there. But I always have a book, or my camera, or a pen and paper or something tangible for me to do. Today I had none of that and it was all good.

I don’t know if I’ve always be a do-nothing person but I’ve been this way for at least 13 years. On our honeymoon, we actually left Catalina Island because we were bored after an hour and realized the only thing to do for the next week was sit on a beach (and the whole newlywed thing, but we didn’t need to be on an island for that). Instead we high-tailed it back to civilization and drove to San Diego for the week and had a blast.

Lately I’ve been searching for natural settings in which to chill out and just be. It’s a blessing that I was able to achieve that today.

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One Response to “zen”

  1. Marion Says:
    December 3rd, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Welcome back to posting! Missed your posts!

    I know what you mean……we live in a rural area…many years ago I hated that whole idea…now I love it…peaceful, quiet…..relaxing……it’s all good! LOL
    Take care