spontaneous sunset.

I am a complex individual. (And that is a gross simplification of my disastrous brain.) But I do love that my kids have inherited some of me — the good things, anyway. (I guess there are a few…) But, of course, they got some of the crap, too. Poor kids.

I hate that my son worries a lot.
I love that he is a math genius and that he has amazing artistic talent and a great sense of humor.

I hate that my daughter loves dessert so much. And dip. All kinds of dip. (With chips, obviously.)
I love her beautiful blue eyes and her selflessness and spontaneity. And her love of creative writing.

Last night, the sunset was beautiful. But we have too many trees around our house. I grabbed my keys… “I’m going out to look for a better view… Who wants to come?

Predictably, only little Miss Spontaneity. My husband and son barely looked up from their phones. [I was so tempted to stop for ice cream on our way home. Lazy boys get none! But, now, that’s setting a bad example for my girl… right? I guess super-bitch with ice cream wouldn’t be a good thing for her to inherit…]

Off we went. Of course, time does not stand still so I knew we had to go somewhere nearby. The lake… close enough. Kind of.

Please excuse my terrible photography skills. Also, I took these with my phone. (That’s a good excuse for crappy photos, right?)



© 2016 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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45 Responses to spontaneous sunset.

  1. Josh Wrenn says:

    Pretty!!! And who doesn’t love dip?

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  2. VictoryInTrouble says:

    Beautiful! I’ve tried to do the ice cream thing but I end up buying it for the other son too. I’m just too nice, lol.

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  3. These are both really great. I love the reflection in the water in the scold one. Oh, and yes, dip good, dip is great! And, bad example or not, ice cream would’ve been had! 😃

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    • 🙂 I think it’s completely by chance that these pictures came out even a little bit decent. I tried my phone’s panorama setting. That went, uh, less well. They look sort of cool… but they are blurry. I’m sure I went too fast.

      I really want dip now. Damn!

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  4. tarnishedsoul says:

    I love the pictures, I love dip and I love ice cream! This is a Grand Slam! 🙂

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  5. Meg Sorick says:

    Beautiful shots! I’ve been thinking about getting a real camera because of the better ability to get low light photos. Queso dip, please! 😃

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  6. Marquessa says:

    Great photo Sandra!

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  7. Kay says:

    Stunning!!! Being a conscientious, mindful parent is the best we can do! They will have some of our bad traits along with the good. We can do our best to guide them in the most healthy way possible with what they’ve inherited. And buy ice cream. 💜

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  8. Awesome pics, Sandra! And now you’ve got me thinking about ice cream. Good thing my hubby just got some of my fave mint choc chip 😀

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  9. Those photos are beautiful!

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  10. Haylee says:

    These are fabulous pics, not the least bit crappy! The boys totally missed out.

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  11. Miriam says:

    Beautiful pics. The way you described your kids, they could have been mine!

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  12. The pics are beautiful! glad your daughter got to witness that!

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