Today Was A Good Day


Feeling better!  Son and Husband talked.  Son and I talked.  I think Son understands a little more about how I am unable to handle the anger of other people.  Especially the explosive anger he shows.  I realized the reason is likely from my dad, who had a very bad temper when I was young.  I won’t give a lot of details, but he made all us kids watch as he beat my brother with a belt.  I was no more than six and I remember being really terrified.

DSC02716We were going to go whale watching, but didn’t make a reservation, and they were full up for the next four days!  So instead we drove down to the Wedge (http://www.visitnewportbeach.com/beaches-and-parks/the-wedge/).  I’ve only seen it once before, but from the highway.  This time we walked on the beach and watched the surf and the surfers for about 2 hours.  Quite impressive and the waves were not very big, though a couple looked pretty close to 10ft.DSC02699

I shot nearly 300 pictures.  I saved 30 of the best ones.  Of those, maybe 10 are actually pretty good.  PURE CHANCE!  My camera skills are still pretty poor, and I cannot see anything in either the viewfinder, or the little screen on the back of the camera. Not in high sun, glare off the ocean and the white sand.  Impossible to see.  So I figure actually getting about 10 decent shots–without knowing what was in the frame–as pretty decent day of photography, but there was certainly no skill involved in these.

The coolest thing was finding lots of shells with holes in them!  Naturally made holes and all the same type of shell.  I have enough to make about 12 pair of earrings, and maybe a pendant or two.  I’ll be working on these tomorrow and hope to post my results.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.                                                                 –Irish Blessing

8 thoughts on “Today Was A Good Day

  1. I used to collect stones from a local beach which had holes in them, just as curiosities, although there is, in Old English Folklore, the idea that stringing them together and hanging them in or upon one’s house wards off ill-health.

  2. loved the pics you posted. so glad you all were able to talk and help your son understand your ptsd as a result of your childhood experience. just keep doing what feels good and puts you in peaceful state.

    sending you big hugs and hope for peace of heart my friend.

  3. I totally agree about the photos! Take a bunch and hope there are some good ones when you get home. I’m not a photographer either, and just managed to find a good camera on sale and now I rely on the camera + luck! Your photos are so beautiful. Makes me almost feel like I am there. Bummer about missing the whale watching.

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