Monday, February 18, 2008

Just get on with it...

No Sir Terry this morning, as he is on two weeks holiday!! So inconsiderate of him when I rely on his cheeriness in the mornings. We had a frost last night, which is quite rare - though I realized how just cold it was when Gay Friend didn't turn up for his usual fix of period drama ("Lark Rise to Candleford") and some chocolate.

Anyway, I walked in the sun this morning, because I knew I would be busy later. It was so gloriously sunny and already warm at 9.30! The sea is never quite still, but this morning it was very calm and blue; the waves made their insistent "shush" as they folded themselves rhythmically onto the shingle, and there was a dancing path of jewelled sparkles beneath the sun. As I looked towards the Palace Pier, all the rides and "amusements" were silhouetted against the blue, looking like something from a space-fiction movie. And when I turned for home, the misty blue sea and sky merged into a soft watercolour wash. Very beautiful and uplifting.

I'm back indoors now, and getting ready to work. Writing this post is my first bit of displacement activity. Next it's a shower and some toast and coffee. Of course, the words I will need are already forming in my head, and will go down on paper as smoothly as cream into coffee. It's the usual routine. See you later...

11 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Hello and good morning. You sound more upbeat these last two posts. Just catching up with you as I was away for a while. You sound like things have been emotionally bumpy for you. Hope things are straightening themselves out for you now. Lovely evokative post today that makes me want to drive to the sea side on such a lovely day.

Donna said...

I wish there was a "sea" to drive To, where I am!! The coast is over 6 hours away...I love the ocean...You are SO fortunate!! And you Really do sound up-beat!! Proud of you!! Have Fun today!hughugs

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hello Mob, nice of you to visit. Yes, it's been a bumpy week emotionally, but better now. It has to be really, and the glorious weather is such a bonus!! M xx

Hi Donna, I know how lucky I am with the sea so close - it's a wonderful healing presence. Hugs to you too. M xx

family affairs said...

Glad you're feeling better...lovely descriptions of the sea - my grandmother used to live in Hove and I used to love it...my parents were meant to be staying in The Grand in a few weeks time - what's the damage??

aims said...

You do this just to make me jealous - don't you! Sigh....

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Lulu, and thanks for your visit. I walked past the Grand yesterday, and could see no signs of damage at all! They said 6th floor, so I imagine it must have been at the back? Anyway, looks Ok for your parents, let's hope. M xx

Sorry Aims, it was just so lovely today. A pity you're so far away. M xx

farming-frenchstyle said...

We have a lovely view, but no sea and no time to really enjoy it. It sounds lovely where you are.

Elizabethd said...

How I miss the seas around Cornwall, there is something about water......
Your walk sounds lovely, and our weather too has been super. I've been able to get some of the garden sorted out.

elizabethm said...

Hi, came to you via elizabethd and have just read back through some of your posts. You sound more cheerful in this one and the description of the sea is wonderful. I do know how adult children still pull at the heart strings and how their problems are more difficult than scraped knees. At some point I do think you can decide what sort of adult you want to be and move on from your childhood. I hope your son is feeling better and can do that sometime. Enjoy your sunshine and your sea.

Rob Clack said...

Cold and foggy around here. Don't suppose I'll be generating much electricity for the world right now! Your walk sounds good. The crunch of the shingle, the screams of the gulls, oh yes, I could cope with that!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Farming-frenchstyle - thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. I'll visit your blog and see how you spend your time! Margot.

elizabethd, well Cornwall is a different kettle of fish - so much wilder. Don't forget, this is London-on-Sea! M xx

elizabethm - how lovely of you to visit and comment. Words of wisdom - it's not been easy, and still keeps coming!! Thankyou, Margot.

Thank you Rob, nice to have you visiting. I remember that old Cambridge freezing fog! We really do get a whole lot of different weather here. M xx