Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sometimes you have to think outside the box

Today's post is a combination of thoughts - I'm thinking outside the LEGO box today - both metaphorically and literally.

First, let me say that I haven't fallen back into my non-blogging or sporadic blogging habits of old, I've just been away ... at the beach ... and, well, I've been reluctant to sit in front of the old laptop ... so this morning, I am sitting on the deck, looking at the beach, while the laptop sits on my lap.

However, since the calendar says it's Tuesday, that means it's time for the Tuesday meme, Heads or Tails. Today's prompt is "Tails: Spring Memory". To play along, click here.

So many good spring memories, it's a bit difficult to choose, but I'm going with the more recent. For the last 6 or 7 years, we've made a trip to the beach in the spring (ok, it might not be the official spring on the calendar, but spring comes early in the south). For example, it's been in the 80's here this week. It's a lovely time to rejuvenate after our "oh-so-harsh" winters (we did have 1 day of snow a few weeks ago and I think a week of temperatures in the 20's - brrrrr) and the frantic schedules of the holidays. But in all seriousness, spring does lend itself to thinking outside the box, coming up with new ideas, approaching problems with a different perspective, and cleaning out the proverbial closet.

So my favorite spring memory is really a series of memories at the beach - staring at the palmetto trees ... listening to the surf ... thinking of ways to achieve ... and well, just thinking outside the box. We didn't even bring LEGOs on this trip (gasp!)

It's time for me to go ... the banana pancakes are almost ready ... and the sun and surf are calling.

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Chris said...

Legos are HUGE around here too!

Spring just seems so fresh and full of promises, a good time to plan and dream.

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous of your choice of residence. It sure makes me appreciate spring after our awful winter. Happy Hot.

Tricia said...

Yes that one day of snow was just so awful. And those days in the 20's, brrr! Do we have to bring them up. Living in the South really is so tough. Wish I was at the beach though, sounds like fun.

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Tumblewords: said...

A glorious place to be. I'm looking outside at 6 inches of fresh snow, sunshine and a temperature of 4. The beach has much appeal! Nice post...

Anonymous said...

I have GOT to get a new battery for my laptop so I can take it to the beach!

80's? Now that is just not fair. I live in freakin' SUN Diego for heck sakes and it's not that warm here. In fact, it's been downright cold here, argh.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great time! Enjoy those banana pancakes, and don't spend too much time on the laptop.