Monday, January 21, 2013
I'm not a cold weather lover. I'd prefer to stay inside if temps are below 65 degrees. Actually, 65 degrees is COLD in my opinion. Today is cold here on the east coast...today temperatures are 21 degrees for the low and only 40 degrees for today's high. I don't even want to know what the windshield temps are. How lucky am I that my sewing studio is only a few steps down the hall and I don’t have to go outdoors to go to work.
As I sit here wearing thick wool socks, sweat pants, sweat shirt and fingerless gloves yearning for the warm weather of spring and summer I received some wonderful heart "warming" news....we finalized our summer vacation plans and reservations have been confirmed. (Did you hear the "Halleluiah Chorus" being sung by heavenly angels too?)
We are looking forward to our family summer vacation. It’s been a long while since we’ve been able to get everyone schedule to allow us all together for a week at the beach. But THIS year it’s on!
We are beach people. We set up our chairs and make camp before breakfast and we don’t come off the beach until dinner time. The water is refreshing; the life guards are young and tan. Just thinking about the sand, the sun the surf brings a smile to my face. Then I start to think about...lugging the coolers, the beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, boogie boards and other miscellaneous beach items from our place over the sand dune to the shore. Ugh…I’m tired already. I’m going to need a BIG bag!
I’m filled with excitement and anticipation for summer and “our week”. What to do to fill the time until we are barefoot in the sand? Well, I’ve started designing “Bette’s Big Beach Bag”. This bag will be large and still look good while carrying beach towels and toys. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the design process and when you can get your own Big Beach Bag.