Isn't this inviting? Don't be too jealous--I was only allowed out here in my swim suit for all of 7 1/2 minutes the whole weekend. Apparently there were things to do, drinks to down, dancing to be done, and yummy food to be had. It was a tight schedule of "must-do's" and lounging in the sun wasn't one of them. The compromise--enjoying lunch in the sunshine at the Tiki Lounge. I actually have tan lines from that lunch, believe it or not.
On another note, today is the first day of Lent, holy season for Christians galore. Although I'm not a huge practitioner of Catholicism, I do fast, try to reflect and be more patient and considerate of others, and give up something --although I never really got that.
I was brought up that Lent was a time of reflection and a time to think about our lives and spirituality. The whole "giving up" stuff for Lent for me was never chocolate or beer, I never understood what that was going to accomplish. I aim for more personal growth kinda things like not talking about others or trying to be less negative about things. Of course, it all fades after a few weeks, but I think the attempt is admirable.
This year I will, once again, give up cursing. Giving up cursing for me is like giving up a left arm for others--it's just always there. Not that I'm proud of that, I just worked in the trucking industry and production plants for a few early years and bad habits are hard to break. So, again, I will try and be a better person and be more aware of the language I use.
Wish me luck. I give me a day.