4th of July
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July 4th, 2010 – by: aelder2259
When my in-laws decided to make breakfast, I went for a walk out on the bay since the tide was still out. I couldn't believe how many blue herons I saw. They seemed to be everywhere. Of course, if I tried to get too close to take a picture, they would fly off. Darn birds just don't cooperate.
After my walk, I saw that William was finally up and making himself something to eat. He was content to sit around and write an outline for a book he's been chewing on. I, however, get antsy and can only do so much reading before getting bored. So, I hopped in the car and drove around the area and saw even more herons on another part of the bay. There must have been two dozen or more! No shoulder on the road, though, so I couldn't stop to take pictures.
The rest of the day was spent reading and napping.
By 10:30 or so, I was feeling the affects of not sleeping well the night before. My knees also ached like crazy.
My knees still hurt a lot and it made it difficult to fall asleep. I would sleep enough to have unpleasant dreams, but wake due to the knee pain. The worst was around 4am when I got an excruciating leg cramp in right leg. The funny thing is, the knee pain stopped in that leg, making me almost wish for a cramp in the left....but not quite. I fell back asleep, to more dreams that had my upset and frustrated in them (I don't know what was up with that).
I had planned to sleep in, have a nice breakfast, and take my time packing up to go home, but by 8:30 I was chomping at the bit and ready to go. I let William sleep until around 9:30, but prodded him to get up so we could have breakfast down the road.
All and all, it was a relaxing weekend and nice to spend some time with the in-laws.
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