Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A perfect day

Today we took our daughter to a local shoreline for a quick dip in what she alternately termed "the sea" and "the river." She and I waded into the pungently cold water, while papa wisely waited further up the beach. My feet passed from chilled to numb, my capri-length pants were not short enough to avoid getting thoroughly soaked, she had goose-bumps over every inch her swimsuit didn't cover. In short, it was glorious.
Then we hit the nearby scenic restaurant (one of those corporate clones with the "lite rock" mix and early bird specials), where we dined unfashionably early, in time to get a seat outside on the deck. From there we had a front-row seat for some hapless "sailors" who had lost their engine and were drifting ever closer to the dock. The two "adults" involved had boarded the dinghy, and were, we presume, trying to tow the fairly good-sized sailboat away from peril, leaving two sub-teenagers and a frantic dog on board. I suspect these women shared my notion of 'sailing'; that is, lying around in a bikini with a beer in one hand. Nope. Those sails aren't just for decoration; might as well know how to use 'em if the power goes out.

I sipped a berry cosmopolitan as the sun shone on the water, with my small family gathered around me, and no thoughts whatsoever of the culminating experience I will undergo tomorrow. Yep. By this time tomorrow, I'll either be a "doctor" or a cautionary tale for future students in my department.


At 11:13 PM , Blogger bitchphd said...

Good luck! Although I know you'll do great!

The day I finished mine, we walked around the lake to the big park where the 4th of July fireworks are, and I lay in the sun while PK stole my shoes. It was great.

At 3:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world holds its breath.

The wind is silent. Each blade of grass stands motionless. The waves of the ocean are frozen at attention. The movement of the very planets in their orbits is stilled.

The world holds its breath.

Angels, and the stars themselves, fight on your side.


At 7:58 AM , Blogger Mel said...

thinking good thoughts for you!

At 11:10 AM , Blogger Stomaphagus said...

Well, folks, either your good wishes did the trick, or she by herself pulled it off.

Stomaphagus (the hubby)

At 3:55 PM , Anonymous ehj2 said...

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystery."

Albert Einstein

Now I hope you will share it with us.


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