The Summer That Sped By

This summer was busy and a little stressful. Unexpected and planned trips has wiped out the budget. It’s the last year of high school – and no, I am not ready for that. Totally unprepared for this new chapter coming up. And as I said before, I want to jump off the spinning wheel, but I know I won’t be able to catch up again.

Apart from taking photos at games, I haven’t spent much time taking pictures just to take pictures or practice something or other. I take hurried pictures, in between the soccer games.

That’s what I see, now that I’m going through the summer pics. A lot of pics taken from the car as we speed by. A quick shot here to the left and to the right, as we walk. I should be getting good at that, right? lol

So here’s the beginning of a series of posts and pics – late posts, but better late than never – of the summer that sped by.

I took this quick shot of Tin as he walked towards me.  It was only later than I saw the trees in the background, all standing straight in a row behind him.


And where there’s a beach, there’s a few minutes to spare to just sit there and relax.  This was taken between the morning and afternoon games.


Where was I?  Sitting on my mandala wrap.  I was going to take out my knitting, but there was no shade and it was too hot.  Maybe next time.


There wasn’t much time to sit there anyway.  We were packing up for the next game within the hour.  *sigh*





Trying to Settle Down

Oh wow … I skipped through all of July without blogging !

I think I’m getting old … I can’t keep up with all the activities any more … I tried quick posts on Facebook and Instagram – the new technology for the year, and that worked for a while but I think even that is falling behind now …

Anyway, in a nutshell … 

We had an unexpected trip to Trinidad at the beginning of summer, and then three weeks later flew across to San Diego, California for a soccer tournament.  We stayed an extra couple of days so the boys could see more of California … 

  So our routines have sort of flown out the door, and we’re not quite ready to settle back down yet … 

Tin will be starting his senior year in high school … aaarrghhh!! really???  senior already?  Maybe I’m the one who’s not ready for it.  He doesn’t seem to be bothered by it, which drives me crazy, because there’s so much to put in place before the school year starts!  And .. he’s finally got his license!  No, that’s not his car – he’s just sitting in it! 😂my stress level and blood pressure has been up these past few months, and now that he can drive out on his own, it’s double-double pressure … and no, he’s not bothered by it, because of course, this euphoria of being able to drive around on his own, with friends, anywhere, is ultimate freedom … *sigh* what to do?


So, I’m going to make myself settle back in a routine … and we’ll start that with working on the blog again, if for no other reason is that it makes me sit and write – or I should say, type.  There’s something about the fingers on the keys and the clicking of the keyboard, isn’t there?  Sometimes, I just want to re-type a page or two of documents just to type and exercise my fingers. Yeah, weird … 

I’ll work on a photo recap of the summer up till now .. That will also give me a chance to sort through the thousand and more photos that I took these past few months …

Have a good weekend, all !




Finally! Hot weather! 

Well, here in Trinidad and Tobago, it’s hot … reellll hot, as they would say. 

We had an unexpected and unplanned trip … Tin was asked to come down and try out for the national soccer u-17 team, so here we are. So far, it’s been a lot of hard work and practice in the heat and humidity, but he’s holding up. 

They had a break from the training over the weekend, so of course, that means … beach! 

And of course … a little game of beach soccer! Can’t get away from it 😏

And where was I? Under the umbrella of course … yarning! 😁

Oh yes … time to relax … 

Have a good summer, everyone!