Maybe you don’t get it but I do.
The post Thanksgiving malaise.
That feeling that all the fun is about to end.
Back to reality.
I feel out of sorts.
At loose ends.
Silly, I know, but it happens almost every year. No matter how wonderful the holiday has been –and this year was tops—it just signals to me that another Thanksgiving is in the bank and we are on to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming Christmas season.
I love for Thanksgiving to linger. It is perhaps my favorite holiday because I have such wonderful memories of it growing up and then once we had our own family it continued. Many years we tried to visit both sides of the family which proved pretty challenging at times but we managed. These days we have made it about our little family of four and while I miss the large gathering of extended family I crave the time with my boys and love having them to myself for at least a couple of days.
This year was no different. With one in grad school and one working in “corporate America” we have to carve out time for one another. We did and I loved it.
This was my favorite spot most of the week—the chaise in the sun or often with a blanket tucked around me as the temperatures dropped.
Sunrises were enjoyed.
Beach walks were enjoyed down off the boardwalk.
Early morning walks with few humans but lots of wildlife.
One of my favorite morning friends.
The remains of a jellyfish made the perfect foreground on this picture of the sunrise.
Water enthusiasts were everywhere.
These guys were made of hardier stock than I—the temperature of the water was a bit chilly.
Love how the sun streams through the clouds.
The pelicans soared by our balcony and I talked to them and hoped one would come on in and join me.
But I had to be content with just watching them fly by—close enough to touch.
In perfect form—floating on the currents in search of their next meal.
The pier beckoned to many.
These little guys were looking for goodies in the seaweed.
Sun’s golden rays—reaching out and warming all in the path—beckoning to all.
I will come back to these pictures as the malaise settles over me and remember….