- Ted & Debbie (Photographers)
Debbie jumps out of bed at 7:00 saying, “Oh shit, I forgot to sign Simon up for swim class!” Ollie and Simon are crawling all over me, keeping me in bed, making fun of my bald spot, gray facial hair, weird things in my ears and wrinkly neck. I escape out of bed and think about coffee and take inventory of the little aches and pains that I assuaged (read that word in “To Kill a Mockingbird” this morning) while surfing 2 reef breaks yesterday. One left, one right I guess it sort of balanced things out. One was a jump or a small dip off off lava rocks into the blue water and the other was a 1/2 mile paddle. A couple of scratches here and there and my shoulders feel sore but a good sore.
It takes about a week to settle down, carve out, shape what each of us want and need on our vacation. The want to do everything battles with the need to do nothing and somewhere in the middle a certain peace is found.
The 1st loaf of bread I made needed a little adjusting more salt and yeast but I’m on the right track. We’ve found ahi for $5.00 per pound so fresh fish is within our budget. There isn’t a second that goes by that one of our boys isn’t foraging for snacks in the pantry.
Word has it there’s a small swell coming. Sam just rode the bike to Tunnels to check out the break with binoculars. It’s a 1/2 mile paddle out to the the break so hopefully this old frame of mine can get it together to to make the voyage.
your package arrived and the sarong is lovely and the soap smells delicious. oh, and I also like the large (very alive) beetle that crawled out of the basket onto the table. I decided to take him outside, where he sadly died in the sun.xo
Debbie is in Palm Springs with Sam, Henry and Theo. For the 3rd year in a row Sam and Henry are ball kids (formerly known as ball boys) at The BNP Paribas Tennis Open. I’m Hanging out with Simon and Ollie. Apparently Theo got autographs from Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray.Â After school today watched some construction workers put a new roof on a house then we went for ice cream and romped at the beach. It was a beautiful day. No clouds. The temperature hovered around 70. You might say this was day #1 with Ollie and Simon.