It’s a little hard to concentrate on work today because I’m so excited to be heading to a “hen party” this weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s for a dear friend I’ve known since I was five years old.
One of my favorite classes in college was Oceanography. Most people like the marine Biology portion, but what I loved was learning about how the barrier islands of NC were formed, and about sand and erosion. We learned that the Outer Banks (and all barrier islands) were formed by the receding of glaciers. So, praise God in his wisdom for creating the Ice Age. Because summer wouldn’t be the same without them.
In my previous job I got to spend an absurd amount of the summer on the water and at the beach. But with my current job, I’ve logged virtually no beach time this summer. It’s a crime, really, and not good for my soul.
I might have to set an early alarm Saturday morning so that I don’t miss a moment of beach time this weekend. I mean, the company will be lovely, but I’m hoping the weather cooperates such that I can enjoy the company with sand between my toes.
PS - it’s quite likely this photograph is not from North Carolina. But wherever it is, in the words of Tina Fey’s daughter, “I want to go to there.”