Thursday, May 27, 2010


Mama Kat's Writers Workshop subject for today:

Who are you giving a time-out to?

The answer: Me, Myself and I.

I'm taking a time-out for myself (before I lose it...really)!

April and May have sucked! Big time. SO GLAD THEY ARE OVER (almost).

So, since I'm placing myself in time-out, I get to choose where this timeout will take place...I choose: Destin! The beautiful snowy white sands and emerald green waters of Destin.

(see the Palm Trees...they're calling my name)

Of course, in order to get out of time-out, there are several things I'll need to do:

First, I have to pack a really large bottle of Coconut Rum and Strawberry Margarita Mix in order to enjoy a nice Cocorita on the beach (yep, that's my name for this homemade drink I've been drinking lately)!

Second, I have to see my Mom! Ok, I really NEED to see my Mom! She decided to leave me by myself for two weeks while she toured Alaska -- really, what was she thinking leaving me alone to have no one to vent to for two weeks.

(Me and Mom at the beach...)

Third, I have to give my Granddad a hug. He's had pneumonia (pair that with a really bad heart) and it scares me, so I want to go see him and give him a big hug.

(Us and my Granddad at Chris' wedding...he LOVES the beach!)

Fourth, I'm going to send my MIL, husband and boys off on a deep-sea excursion for about ummmm 7 days...ok, not really 7 days, but even just 1 day of lying on the beach, by myself, with no one around is a perfect time-out for me!

(I'll make sure to wave as they're leaving!)

Fifth, I'm going to live in my swimsuit (covered up by the cover up) and not do my hair or makeup for a week -- yahoo! Let the curls be curls...leaving the flat iron at home.

(WOW! This was the last picture I have of me wearing my hair curly in public -- 6 years ago!)

Lastly, I'm going to take the time to get my perspective back...remembering what really matters in life, what doesn't matter, and how truly blessed we are (this thought, of course, has nothing to do with the fact that I watched My Sister's Keeper last night)!

So, with that being said, let the time-out begin!

PS...Anyone notice that every picture on here has something to do with the beach...I think my self-imposed time-out can't come soon enough!


Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

If you're taking a self-imposed timeout at the beach, I'm coming with you! Great Writer's Workshop piece.
Though I'd love to give myself a timeout, someone else got a timeout instead. Come on over to my place and find out who it is! See you soon.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

MissMom2U said...

Beautiful pictures! Love this post!
Over from Mama Kat's....

Angie said...

Ok, I know you want to have your timeout by yourself, but can I please come with you? Or at least have a cocorita? Pretty please?

All moms wish for this. Makes you think about all the times you had on the beach before you had kids, and how little you really appreciated it!

Really enjoyed this piece (and the pictures!).
Visiting from Mama Kat's. I chose the same prompt this week (looks like a TON of people did).

Mama Kat said...

I can't handle my Mom being gone like that either!! How am I supposed to make decisions!?!?! ;)

I'll gladly join you in timeout!