Beach Bits,  Bug,  domesticity,  Moody Blues

A little of this, a little of that

chasing a seagull

We’ve been doing a little of this and a little of that. Mostly just staying home for a change. We were all over the place last month. It’s kind of sad really that traveling (short distances) is sort of a norm for us. Every time I point the car home and Bug starts to recognize where we are going she lets out a wail.

“Nooooooo! I don’t want to go hooooooooome!”

Her sentiments are silly really because she loves being home. She loves driving her dad nuts while he’s trying to work and chasing the cats around with a squirt bottle. She loves the beach and the coffee shop we frequent for chocolate croissants and a latte for me. She loves her toys and her beloved television that is on way more than it should be. I think what she is thinking of is nap time or dinner time and those are oh-so-very-dreaded. (Not that dinnertime is horrid or anything but it isn’t as much fun as eating candy canes and visiting Gramma.)

I can’t blame her. When I think about “going home” I often think of how I have to do laundry or cook dinner or clean the bathroom or the cat box or all of the above. It’s sad when thinking about “home” just conjures up all the chores we have to do. I need to work on that.


I should just be thankful that I have a home that needs keeping up.

Hopefully coming soon: some pictures of our decorated tree that are not blurry! Hopefully!


  • patois

    My kids seem to pine for home overly much when we’re away. And when we arrive back, they immediately pine for wherever it is we just left.

    I love those pictures. Is she going in for the attack on the seagull in the first?

  • Spandrel Studios

    In my family, some people are curious explorers who love to go out and about in the world, others are cozy homebodies who find the fun in the things around them — and depending on the mood, we each may skew the other way. It’s all about enjoying whatever moment you’re in.

  • lynne

    Kitty litter box hmmm that reminds me. Maybe it will keep until tomorrow. Ahhh chores. Looking forward to seeing photos of the decorated Christmas Tree.

  • BeachMama

    Right now we are in the opposite mode, if we go anywhere, J fights it and wants to go home. His new thing is Pyjama days, he will do anything to stay in his PJ’s all day long. Weekends are tough to get him out of the house. Look forward to your tree, I hope to do ours today too.

  • OMSH

    I LOVE GOING HOME – chores and all.
    I’ve wanted a house of my own for so long and when Jeff and I bought this home 3 years ago YESTERDAY, I was thrilled out of my mind!