What is the strangest thing you've ever seen in the water?
I don't know if this is so much strange as it is scary.
While Stud and I were in Italy, we decided to swim WAY out, away from shore. He was only 8 the year we went, so he wasn't the strongest swimmer. He was actually holding onto my shoulders, sort of lying on my back, while I swam. We were swimming along, enjoying ourselves, when I saw what I thought was a plastic bag float to the surface about 3 feet in front and to the right of me. It took about 3.6 seconds for me to realize that, no, it WASN'T a plastic bag, it was a freakin' jellyfish!!! I did an immediate 360, spinning so fast that Stud's hands were still clasped around my neck, but we were now face to face. I swam my ass off, while literally pushing him in front of me. Naturally, you don't really have any idea how far from shore you actually are until you turn around to head back. Well, it looked like we were a mile away, but I managed to get us back to shore in what felt like 4 strokes! Even now, as I type this, my heart is pounding, just from the memory. Yikes!
I hope you all have some fun plans for today to celebrate our country's freedom. We're supposed to have gorgeous weather here today. Yesterday was perfect, mostly in the 70s, which is about my limit. I was outside at about 7:30 this morning watering my flowers and it was just beautiful. Let's see what happens once the sun is up high.
Stud is very excited because his father bought him 2 huge bags of fireworks for today. He has been working on his plan of attack for days now. I just hope an injury is not part of that plan!
Have a Happy 4th of July!