So, apparently, Florida has its perks. And so does unemployment. Which is why at 11:00 on a Friday morning, I was able to take Bean over to my friend Sarah’s house for lunch and swimming in her pool.
Bean was a big fan of the water. It was pretty cold, so we eased into it. But once he was in there he seemed to really like it. I bought him a blow up boat so that he could sit in the water and I wouldn’t have to hold him the whole time. It also had a canopy that kept him out of the direct sun so he wouldn’t burn.
Bean has a little car at our house and whenever Chris pushes him around on it, he makes an engine sound, “Grrrrrr…..” So, I guess Bean Man thought that his boat worked off the same engine because the entire time I pushed him around the pool, he made that engine noise.
But his favorite thing was when I would run his boat into the walls of the pool. He loved bouncing off the walls.
After pool time, we took a little time out to play on the patio. Sarah has a dog named Nala who was so sweet and gentle with Bean.
I could almost hear Bean thinking, “Molly! You’re white!”
After romping with Nala, Bean decided to get his groove on with Sarah. He never can pass up a chance to dance with a pretty girl.
I wish you could hear what was happening during these pictures. Sarah had music playing out on her patio and I promise you that every time a Fergie or Black Eyed Peas song came on, Bean would start dancing. When that song would end and another singer would come on, Bean would stop dancing. But the next time a Fergie song came on, he’d start again. It was so funny! He has very particular taste in music, I guess.
You know, I have highs and lows since we’ve moved. My lows are pretty darn low. I miss my routine and my house and my friends in Connecticut. I miss working and I definitely miss having two paychecks. But, looking in the rear view mirror makes it hard to keep your eyes on the road in front of you. And I’m learning that adjusting to change means finding the happiness where you are today . And today was pretty fantastic.