Friday, December 5, 2008

Seaside Dreaming

I’ve been thinking the view from my next house should be something like this:



In the morning I’ll sit on the balcony and drink something with a little umbrella in it. The outside temperature will cooperate. I’ll soak up all the sun I want and never get wrinkled. Some magical cream made with seaweed gel will promise to keep my skin soft and supple. The seagulls will keep their distance.



However, these guys will be welcome anytime.

Of course I’ll need a new means of transportation. It will have to be something sleek, with a posh interior and lots and lots of leg room. If I can’t be taller, I can at least have leg room.




This looks about right. Someone else will have to drive, though, because I will be much, much too busy trying to decide what color visor looks best with my adjustable forward deck sun pad. (Note to self: must check to see if Jimmy Choo flip-flops really do exist.)

When I get hungry I’ll pull up to my favorite seaport spot for lunch.



They will know better than to offer me white chocolate. I’ll go there every day and never have to set foot on one of these:

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In the evening I’ll stretch out on a teakwood lounge on the back lawn. Someone will bring me a drink in a coconut shell. The mosquitoes will keep their distance. I’ll enjoy the sunset and wonder…



…why do tourists keep strolling though my back yard?

13 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Too funny! Having grown up on a tropical island where just about every home has an ocean view...well, I won't burst your bubble. Enjoy the day-dream!

Rena said...

I love it!

And wow, where did you get a picture of my boat? ;)

Suzie said...

Watch out! Im moving in next door!

Brenda said...

LOL...I love it...It is always good to have a plan...grin...Maybe you should charge those darn tourist and make a little money while you are there...you never know when you'll need a manicure or something...grin..

Kelly said...

That all looks so inviting when the temperature here is 7 degrees!

adrienne said...

Bish - Ooh, no fair! An island might actually be too much of a good thing for me...

Rena - LOL - I was hoping you wouldn't notice...

Suzie - That's perfect! We can commiserate about how hard it is to find good help.

Brenda - Great idea! More money for fudge, too.

Kelly - Brrr! No wonder you have polar bears in your yard.

Linda Crispell said...

Your post from Dec. 4th shows a beautiful floral arrangement you made using flats of flowers. We haven't had those types of flowers available since July here! I would live in a box wherever you are right now. I am done with winter.

PJ Hoover said...

I had no idea you've been to my house!

Kim Kasch said...

They would know only to offer me milk chocolate ;)

adrienne said...

Linda - Sorry...that occurred to me when I posted it, which is why I thought of making it with more widely available plants...
Believe it or not, you can get tired of summer, too. If I see one more Santa in a Hawaiin shirt...

PJ - Busted! I'll replace that bottle of Champagne ASAP.

Kim - You can have the milk chocolate and I'll take the dark :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Nice!

Carrie Harris said...

Oh wow. Can I be your neighbor?

adrienne said...

Carrie - Of course! We'll do coffee. You bring the fudge.