Monday, August 17, 2009

Zen Traffic Tips from the Queen

So Sunday was about 92 degrees here and very humid.

We decided to go to the beach to cooooool down.

So did the entire state of New Hampshire, it would seem.

Got to within about 2 miles of the beach and hit a total gridlock of traffic in the one lane of cars headed to the beach.

Did I say that heat makes me cranky ?

The air conditioner was doing its thing in the car, thank God !

Did I say that traffic makes me cranky too ?

Then I got Zen...

Be in the moment...

This moment is all we have...

Have camera

Will shoot whatever...

rust on post outside window


traffic face


don't take my picture, you are nuts face

back seat car behind us shot


camera reflection shot

feet below shot

extreme ear close up - Dave

extreme ear close-up - Kim

way too much cleavage but hey shot

make-up mirror smirk

So while the treasures we enjoyed at the beach once we finally got there were innumerable and so very valuable...

heart rock found in the surf

Man, I need a manicure shot

as were the lessons we received about being in the moment and living mindfully...

This Shot ?


Priceless ! ;)

Seriously, beautiful man, thank you for really being in the moments with me. And thanks for putting up with, I mean, for loving all my craziness ! Love you !

22 comments:

Sylvain said...

Great shots! Way to go for staying in the now.
Oh, and btw, there is no such thing as "too much cleavage" :-)

littlescrapsofmagic said...

Love all of these, but the camera reflection shot is my fav! Ditto on the heat and traffic crankiness, but, oh, I'm so glad you got to the beach!

lynne h said...

oh, i love all of these shots, kim! and a heart rock! surely this was confirmation from the zen gods that you did well. ; )

xo

patti said...

You crack me up Kim! :) Great pics showing how much you actually can fit into one (crazy) moment!

Snap said...

Too funny! Isn't life grand when you just let it be?! Some days easier than others, but what big lessons come with it. Well done!

kikipotamus said...

EXACTLY!

Carolyn said...

So glad you "got zen"!
Your shots were great and I appreciate how you have the sheet in the back for Chica.
btw, I am sooo jealous of the cleavage. :-)

Julie Prichard said...

HAHA Love these!

Karin Bartimole said...

you are too funny - and brave for venturing out into the heat and humidity. love all your photos! my face didn't see the light of day :)
xox K

Janet said...

This post is fantastic! I love the photo of your guy! You're right....it's priceless!

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Way to make lemonade (fun pics) out of lemons (traffic)!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What an entertaining post! Almost wish I was there in the car with you because I bet you had a great time. It was worth everything to find that heart rock. And actually, the rusty post made a beautiful shot. You make me smile. (oh, and if I had cleavage like that I'd be taking pictures of it and posting them everyday)

Roberta said...

Love the "in traffic" shots! They made me smile :-) Funny...I've seen that same sarcastic look on my husband's face from time to time, especially when I have the camera in my hand!
I heart the "heart rock" too!

Roberta

Anonymous said...

This little trip to Canada and back with you is so inspiring. Beauty in all things...not just words! Beautiful spirit in action!
Good Job precious one! and it sure was wonderful to have you here for a short while.!
Love you,

deb did it said...

this post is so much fun! I love the little tour of the inside of your car. all those lovely hills, curves and smirks! you are a blast Kim, and I love reading you.

Jennifer said...

Love your pics! The attitude faces are awesome. I know a bunch of people who say the heat makes them cranky. Being hungry makes me cranky!

sherry ♥ lee said...

LOVED this!!! Even your traffic face is beautiful and love the shot of the feet...I was doing that a lot when on vacation. What is it with our feet?!?!

Love the look on David's face...totally priceless!!!!

Kate said...

Oh I love how you were able top transform the boring wait into a great blog post....

Great pictures..

kate

3rdEyeMuse said...

this was such a hoot! and look - you were given a prize (heart stone) for making the most!

Susan Sager Brown said...

I think You just invented Cleavage Envy.....xoSusan

jennifer lorton said...

Well done! I think this post is great. One time I was in a similar traffic/hot situation, but I was lacking the zen. My tiny daughter, from the back seat, points out how beautiful the graffiti is. I felt like such a jerk, if this little kid could keep her cool, and enjoy the moment, what the heck was the matter with me. Lesson learned.
Great post.

arlene said...

Yup, I agree with all the cleavage envy! (No wonder your sweetie has that look on his face!) hehe

Hugs,
arlene