Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday Foto: Winter Break, Oahu Style

Yeah, I know it's Saturday. So sue me.

Hawaii public school starts on Monday. As in January 12. If you want to know how I feel about the year round calendar, check out my posts in mid-July, here or here. But this post is not about my educational philosophy. It's about my zen.

My 16 year old boy has been hanging with his friends for most of the break. But last week he graced us with a day of his company at the beach. It was a great day, a near perfect day. So this Friday Foto Fiesta is a share of what a near perfect day is in Pseudo-Land.
It starts with a swim.
Then I get to take a short walk to the reef while husband and son play and swim with BC.
I sit and relax on the reef. Deep breaths.
Husband, BC, and I go for a long walk down the beach. BC gets exercised. Hubbie and I get our exercise. It's very centering and gets me out of my head. We go to the point in the far background. Son generously volunteers to watch our stuff and skip surfing so hubby and I can walk together. That's hubby and BC running ahead of me, eventually they get less ambitious and walk with me.
We came across these adorable groms enjoying their life on the North Shore.

These little guys had their surf boards behind them on the beach. They had been out surfing before playing on the rock.

For more Friday Foto, head on over to Candid Carrie's.

26 comments:

Casey said...

What beautiful day! I'm glad you got to spend a day with your son, I know how rare that is with teenagers.

Sorry you have to go back to school soon!

Kathy said...

oh wow. What a gorgeous day, thank you for sharing. We've got probably a foot of so of snow outside, and now I feel all warm and toasty. :) OK, well, not really - but I'm jealous of the warmth, I'll say that much! Enjoy your last weekend of peace!

Cristin said...

I wanna be one of the kids on the rock...

mo.stoneskin said...

Gromes? What a word!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Casey - the days the 16 year old wants to hang with us are few and far between lately.

kathy - sending warm thougths your way.

cristin - so do i. or a dog that lives on that beach.

stoneskin - hi! gromes is a little kid surfer. they actually have grome contests over here.

hillgrandmom said...

I just love your Friday foto posts--even when posted on Saturdays :)

McEwens said...

WHERE are you that the beach is so UNCROWDED? (I know it is a local secret I am sure) but WOW! NICE ENJOY!

AND YES, I am FREAKIN JEALOUS ok, As I sit here freezing

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

hill - i look forward to your own pictures with your new camera.

pam - the path is a little bit secret, but we are only about 1/2 mile down from Pipeline.

thistle said...

can't get over how gorgeous it is in these shots, it's like another planet...hey wait!, it's so gorgeous there because you keep firing the wet stuff our way via the pineapple express! Pleeease...have mercy...

Yeah, it's gray as hell here again, today...so i'm snuggling back down with another cuppa Timmy's to watch more curling...as soon as i get Stewie (aka the Scooterdog) off MY spot on the couch...enjoy the rest of your break!

Laura said...

Surely "idyllic" would work to describe those photos and those moments.

Back to school. We went back on Monday. The mood in the school could best be described as grumpy. I hope you get a more positive vibe.

Irish Gumbo said...

I think my zen got lost somewhere between the grey and damp and the little sleet balls falling outside. (sigh) Can I have some of yours?

Beautiful, I just can't get over the color of that water. Amazing!

Kristan said...

Gorgeous! And yeah, haha, I post Foto Fridays on Sat and Sun sometimes to... *halo*

Melissa B. said...

These Superior Snaps make me yearn for a Hawaiian Vay-cay right about now. Y'all are so fortunate to live in paradise! I think I could even be convinced to go on a year-round schedule if I could teach where I could go to the beach in January! BTW, don't forget Sx3 tomorrow...it's a 3-parter!

Dave said...

Stunning!
What can I add, other then colour me green as algae in envy!

David

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

thistle - i have to watch the news more, as I have to hear the sotrm being called the pinaeapple express. did you see the movie? Hope you are drying out up there.


Laura - not looking forward to the first week and settling them down a bit.

irish - your zen is taking a vacation maybe, up there at the beach. it says to tell you it will come back by Monday.

kristan - nice thing about blogs is you get to make your own rules ; -)

melissa - it's great, but I'd prefer the traditional summer.

dave - sending as much sunshine thoughts up your way as possible!

anymommy said...

I don't think days get any better than that. May school start smoothly for you!

Onedia said...

Ahhh, time at the beach. Looks great. We had planned some walks on the beach in Oregon, then there was snow every day even some snow at the coast....so we didn't make it.

Ahhh well, I am pushing for a drive to Key West.

I look forward to reading more of your blog this year.

O.

Just B said...

What a beautiful day in so many ways! Hawaii has year-around school??

only a movie said...

So nice and warm... love the video too... but the sound of the ocean and the sight of sand and beach make me feel warm. It's about 14 degrees out here and we're getting more snow.

Queen Bee said...

I love seeing you pictures of the beach the day after we get 6 inches of snow. It's nice to know that the summer is still alive somewhere.

Beth said...

I love the beach and I wish I were there. Or on some beach. I'm not that particular. But I will say that the beaches on the east coast don't look as pretty as yours.

Good luck with school!

smiles4u said...

What a beautiful day with your husband and son and dog of course! Love the beautiful pictures...looks so peaceful and warm. Oh how jealous am I as I sit here looking at the snow and knowing it is going to get much colder this week. I will have to take mental trips to these places you show pictures of. Hope your week back at school goes well!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Pseudo-Your Friday (er Saturday) photos are one of my favorites posts as it's almost like going on a mini-vacation. I find myself starting to relax and feeling like I'm sitting on the beach with you. Thanks for sharing. I really need to get to our beach more. It's not near as beautiful as Hawaii but at least there is the ocean, sand and breeze.

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

I want to come live with you : )

Mama Dawg said...

I so need to win the lottery so I can move to Hawaii. T

Penny said...

you're a lucky bitch to live in hawaii!