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what's a girl to do?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Do you ever have a To Do list that is so long that you just want to chuck it all, crawl under your covers, and read a good book?

My day is definitely like that today. I want to sit and dream. I want to squish my feet down into the sand again. (Good thing I repainted my toenails right after I took this, because boy, they sure were looking bad)

I want to walk down a long lonely stretch of beach at dawn, while the sky pinkens.

I want to sit on a porch rocking away the hours as I listen to the sound of the waves.

I want to take a ferry ride over to Ocracoke Island

and eat fresh fish on a picnic table under a brightly colored umbrella.

I want to shop for seashells from an old row boat.

I want my only conversation to be with a lonely little shorebird. 

What I don't want to do is this To Do list. But as Mama always said. "Laura, it won't get done by itself."

SIGH!!! Mama's always right. How annoying is that.



  1. I think your "I want list" is wonderful, I also think your mum was very wise,

  2. Oh my goodness, these pics are dreamy! Is this from your last trip? I love it! I hope you can find some time to relax despite being very busy.

  3. I so sympathize! But looking at your photos gave me a nice break--thanks!

  4. Forget the list, there's always tomorrow, sweet Laura!!

  5. Laura,
    I hear you! Your photos are beautiful.

  6. I long for a day when I have nothing that needs to be done. With four kids (three of them foster), teaching Sunday school and all my pets the chances of that are slim to none. I say you ditch it all, go grab a shell and some tacos and sit on the beach contemplating life!

  7. No reason why you can't do it all in your mind when you have a few spare moments...the only problem with vacations is they end.


  8. BEAUTIFUL photos! I especially love the sunrise and the rocking chair with those cute, comfy pillows. But, alas! The TO DO List is longer than most of my days.

  9. GREAT photos- and I want to go with you-except for the lonely walk because that part wouldn't work out right!;>) At my house everyone thinks little elves come out and do all the work. xo Diana

  10. This is the To Do list I'd like too, Laura. ;) Unfortunately, like your Momma said... it won't do itself.

    Thank you for your words of encouragement... I know you know all about change. blessings ~ tanna

  11. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

  12. A want to list is always more appealing than a to do list. :-)

  13. Your mamma is right! But it's also so important sometimes to just enjoy the moment.

  14. Stay on the beach, Laura. Wiggle your toes and look out to the sea.
    I am not getting your posts anymore..I just signed up for email delivery again and hoping it sticks! I've missed you!


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