I am staying one step ahead of my doppelganger. Just in case she tries to visit me before I am ready to leap into eternity, I’m prepared. If any evil is on its way, I’m prepared.
My bottle tree is sitting on my front lawn. I used blue bottles to attract the spirit, and get trapped inside one of them. There the spirit will stay until morning.
When the daylight comes and she can find her way out, the sun will make her evaporate and take the bad luck along.
The Attic Trophy sculpture by Seward Johnson quickly caught the attention of these two young folks at Harbor Town in South Carolina. Luckily they were accompanied by a “baby boomer”, that had a few twisted ankles, from practicing twirling and balance. “Hooping” was mostly done around the waist but the neck, knees arms, ankles were all challenged.
The Hula Hoop was introduced in the USA in 1958. It was made of a lightweight plastic and sold for less than $2.00. Sales exceeded 24 million.
The craze didn’t stop there. Hula hoop dance classes, exercise moves and music followed.
Today for less than $20 you can buy a Hula Hoop, an elastic bandage and hours of fun.
Writing today as a mother of five I’ll share some of my parenting tips, passed on from my Grandma and Mom. A core belief I have as a Mom is to offer all the love I could and practice patience at all times.
I always stayed in reality and expected at times there would be shenanigans going on.
I took the time to sort things out, to avoid an exaggerated reply to an act that would not matter at the end of the day.
I accept the idea that being a Mom does not have a time limit. It was going to be forever.
I expected to be challenged or overloaded with work. At those times I tried my best to show my silly side.
I wasn’t too stubborn to ask for help. I would let the “genie out of the bottle” or call in the “Good Fairy’s” to lend a hand
The Low Country of South Carolina offers an abundance of leisurely outdoor activities. The Cypress Wetlands shown here are located in Port Royal. The adventurous side of me decided to take the walk just assuming I would catch up with others on such a beautiful spring day.
I did my due diligence and read the rules. Then I proceeded to the large deck overlooking the wetland that leads you to the walking trail.
Not feeling very comfortable with the sign, and the pond very close, my memories of the Okefenokee returned. As the ground gets lower I am happy to see a wooden walkway with a rail and metal meshing to keep the critters away.
This is where it gets very quiet and I start losing hope in finding another visitor nearby.
I can see ahead of me and the end of the wooden walkway. As I stepped off the decking and back onto to the blacktop the warning sign stared at me.
I softly took a few steps forward, then I heard the “splash” and a chorus of birds chirping. I skewed around and high tailed it back to the safety of the deck. Needless to say, that ended my tour for the day. I’m not a quitter so I’ll be going back, but I’m bringing a big stick.
Port Royal South Carolina is located just south of Beaufort South Carolina. Lots to see and do in this cool seaside town.
Checking the tide is always helpful when planning a day out on the boat. It’s also helpful for swimmers because the oyster beds can make you say “ouch”…. For US tide tables: http://www.saltwatertides.com
Retirement is now within reach and I have decided that I am not moving anywhere. I have lived in all four corners of the USA and the Southeast Coast was the last move and where I plan to stay for the rest of my days.
Just like the song…Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high 🎶
I love the hot humid summers and the mild winters. The mosquito and the sand gnats too!!! Grits, shrimp, and sweet tea…
The photo is an area in Beaufort County South Carolina called “Lands End”.