A little sadness here at the rancho tonight. My stepson is on his way home back to Missouri. In this world of non-traditional families, you do what you can to build relationships and keep in touch with your loved ones. When he and his mother lived in California, he was with us every weekend, but now his dad and I are his "summer" family. We make the best of it. During the year, we keep in touch by phone and I send cards and goodies every few months. Perfect? No, but he knows we love him and that is what is important.
Hubby and I both took Monday off to finish up his visit with a bang. First, off to his favorite sandwich place. Luckily, it's mine, too!! LOL
Then, off to the coast. He loves the ocean and really misses the cool air with the sounds of gulls. He doesn't care much for the mess the gulls leave, but you do what you have to do for the view. The day was perfect...beautiful blue skies, about 65 degrees. Nice!
Here is a couple of pictures of us having fun. We have discussed my lack of selfie perfection, so I decided to go with silly! LOL
A picture of me sunning my tootsies...Bahama Mama polish on my toes, thank you very much. My stepson thought that was the funniest name he had ever heard. I was going for exotic...guess I missed the mark. LOL
And here is my view while I was working on my tootsie tan...
This is Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California. It is sometimes called the "Gibraltar of the Pacific". It is part of a line of nine volcanic plugs going into the interior. Here's a little info if you're interested. I live in a beautiful area!
So I leave you with this thought...hold your loved ones close, tell them that you love them, and be kind to one another.