Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Beach

I'm very excited that I will get to go to the beach soon. I'll be flying one of those MD-80's that are being pulled out of service of recent days. I hope when I do get to go that my flight won't end up being cancelled or delayed. I need to arrange with Delta to get gate assistance so I don't get all frazzled and worn out just getting to my friend's house.

I have had a STRONG need to see, smell, and be in the ocean. I think it is something about the end of my treatments, but I must do this. I haven't been able to figure out how I might accomplish visiting the ocean until a friend said, "I live near the beach; come visit me." The hospitality is welcome and I'll get to meet someone face-to-face that I've only chatted with on-line for the last 8-10 years. (Children should not do this.....only grown ups are allowed to judge if this is an acceptable risk.) I've talked with this person for years, and I've done this once before (Flown to visit someone I knew only from the web.) and I have every confidence it'll be just fine.

I'm getting to go to Melbourne, Florida which is south of Daytona, and north of Vero Beach but a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. I am so ready to go see it, smell it and put my body in it.

Art class is up and running for Mondays starting this coming week. I'll lose one week while I'm at the beach, but the beach is WORTH it.

I had the suggestion that when my tiles come back from the pottery place, that I put them up on the web. I have an idea about maybe doing an e-bay shop to sell the tiles/necklaces with all monies going to Jenn's 3-day walk account. I'll have to look into how complex that is. If nothing else, maybe I can get a Paypal account so that it's easy for folks to securely pay for their necklace. The subdivision is having a yard sale soon and I thought it might be good to see what locals thought of my tiles before I put them up into cyber world. It may be that even though I think they're nifty, the average person would go, "You think I'd wear THAT?"

I hope all is well with you and those you love.


Susan said...

It is so great that you are going to the beach! It is such a therapeutic place, so peaceful listening to the waves, feeling the sand between your toes, the warm sun on your skin!

Instead of e-bay, you might try this other website I have heard about:

Good luck!

Calypso said...

Can't wait to see your tiles and jewelry. Ebay would be a good way to start, Paypal is a sinch to set up.
So glad you get to go to the BEACH!!!! How wonderful!!! I hope you won't run into any problems with the airlines. Just call ahead, and go EARLY! Better to sit around for an extra hour (and do some serious people watching) then having to worry about getting through security. Call and ASK for a wheelchair! Seriously! They will get you through in a jiffy!!!

Have fun!

Amber said...

I was just coming to tell you about etsy, but I see Susan beat me to it! It's what everyone I know has gone to for artsy stuff, and it's HUGE in the adoption circles I'm in.

If I'm not mistaken, when you book your airline tickets all you have to do is tell them that you require assistance and a wheelchair and they will meet you at the curb with one to take you all the way to the plane, and everything in between. At your destination they take you plane to curb. It's the way to go so you can enjoy your trip instead of bring completely exhausted and needing two days to recover!