It's midnight now. The skies are a clear 78 degree's and the full moon is shining on the lake. We sit enjoying a cold beer next to the smoky campfire. The kids are asleep in the tent, while the dogs keep a watchful eye over them, protecting them from anything outside in the dark. We sit side by side staring into the flames. The constant hum of the tree frogs is almost overwhelming. They are well fed this year after a mild winter and a hot dry summer.
We decide to walk down to the beach, a mere 50 feet from the tent. Holding hands we pass the tent, pausing only to listen for voices. Not a peep is heard. The glow of the flashlight illuminates the path and ignites the eyes of some small creature, perhaps a raccoon or possum. Titan hears it and barks ferociously from the tent, ensuring every one's safety. It scurries away into the brush as the flashlight tries to follow it's path. "QUIET TITAN," Daddy Y yells, as I giggle a little at having just been saved from the ferocious rodent. Smiling, we continue on our little walk.
The water laps gently at the beach, settling down from a busy day of boat traffic. Sparkles of moonlight reflect back in it's ripples as it repeatedly washes the beach smooth. This is the sound of peace.
Staring out into the water, the skeleton remains of trees long ago drown rise up in random croppings, disrupting the flow of the water. The gentle splashing is so soothing I begin to feel the calmness of exhaustion washing over me. I soak in the moment until we decide it's time to go back. I bring a mental picture back with me, saving the memory for a day in the future when it will be needed.
It's Monday and that means it's time for you to link up your ME moment. Make it a post for you, whatever you would like it to be. Try to make it something that will take us away from the week's worth of busy moments that are coming! Here are my basic guidelines.
- It's gotta be about you, not your kids, therefore it can't be homeschooling or kid activity related.
- ANYONE can link up.
- It CAN be fiction! (Sometimes we need a little imaginary get-away!)
- It CAN be something non-fiction that you enjoy!
- IT CANNOT BE about your kids. Yes, I know I said that one first. I feel it bares repeating. I know how you parental types (meaning me) are!
Ready, set, go!