Here is a shot taken from the beach on Friday morning during my bike ride. Look at how flat the Atlantic Ocean is. It is barely ever that flat and truly looks like a lake. It is even more peaceful than watching it when the waves are rolling in. You would be amazed at how many people were hanging out in it on an early weekday morning.
On the flip side, the lack of any ocean breeze is making it crazy hot here. I did not cool down from the bike ride all day. When I got into my car at 9:30 a.m., the temperature gauge said 99 degrees. On September 13th! That is Florida in the fall! I prefer hot over cold any time but a little bit of autumn might be nice.
I've been spending more time than ever in my car, carpooling my sons around. It is killing me. On top of that, it is time for a new car and my sweet husband dragged me to the car dealership one night during the week. I'd rather go to the dentist. We still are not sure what we want so after hanging out there for hours, I drove home is my own car!
I'd like this...
but I'm not getting a Porsche.
Because a Porsche is not in the cards for me right now (I have two kids who will both, g-d willing, be in college in the next 5 years!), I'm trying to convince my husband to get me this...
Yes, it's a prius. 50 miles to the gallon. Earth-friendly. I really think it is what I want. I've been driving an SUV for the past 15 + years and I feel like a bus driver at this point. I'm sick of the horrible gas mileage that you get in carpool lines and stop-and-go traffic. A small, easy car that you have to fill up once in a while sounds so relaxing.
We'll see what I end up with. Probably something in between.
This week ended with the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the end of the Jewish New Year. It is the day that most Jews fast to ask forgiveness for their past sins.
The holiday started on Friday night where we at a giant meal. Then you are supposed to fast for 24 hours. (my men fast, I never do) . We then headed back over to the grandparent's house for another giant meal. There is a lot of eating involved when you are Jewish. I feel gigantic today and need to seriously take it easy this week.
To all of my blogging readers , whatever religion that you practice, I wish you peace and joy during the next 12 months (even the many, many of you that visit but don't ever comment!)