Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Discovery Day

Monday was a good recovery day from all our vacation (which was at our own house, but vacation none the less). We got back into our routines and even found some time outside. Here is a list of other things we found that day:

  • A Jellyfish Graveyard

  • A dehumidifier for the basement (on a shelf at WalMart)

  • Sea Glass

  • Elise's missing clothes (mixed in with Joseph's in his room)

  • This quote I liked in the book I'm reading:

"he had expected neither to walk on pavements of gold, nor to lie on beds of roses; if he had had any such exalted expectation, he would not have prospered. He had expected labour, and he found it, and did it and made the best of it. In this, his prosperity consisted." -A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  • A package in the mail

  • An inflatable wheel sent by my mother to my children and now affectionately known as "the hamster wheel"

  • A huge horseshoe crab

  • Someone's discarded tennis shoe

  • Joseph's missing flip flops (on a beach two rock climbs over)

  • A shovel (the beach between ours and the flip flops)

  • That the hammock stand I finally found was out of stock :(


  1. I want to know more about this jellyfish graveyard. Glad you are getting back into routine.

  2. Are the flip flops from the day we went hiking? If so I'm sorry I didn't run back and get them right then.
    Too bad on the hammock. I thought it was idyllic to sit on a swing and gaze at the sound but to lie down and gaze? Ahhhh.

  3. Wow, here are my finds for yesterday: Ashton can cry all day, My kids can fight all day, Watching someone else's kids does not make mine behave better, My kids had not practiced piano all week, The remote was in the kids bathroom (but didn't find that one out until wipeout was over...just to explain we cant get our TV off movie mode without the romote), Ashton can cry himself to sleep and it only takes 1/2 hour.

    I will have to try harder to find good things today.

  4. What an adventure! Who would have thought living by the ocean would provide such entertainment? I agree with Tami, I would like to hear more about this jellyfish graveyard, and also the giant hamster wheel?

  5. I am reading a Tale of Two Cities too...for our book club. I've never read it before. Definately pictures of the hamster wheel are necessary.

  6. Channing- yes, those were the shoes we left behind 1 1/2 weeks ago

    Brenda- those are more like the things I find every day

    Kim- I finished it this morning. Hadn't read it since high school and it made me cry.

    Tami & Andrea- I will get the pictures requested as soon as I have a sunny day (rainy today)