Sand In The Bikini

Writings about the irritations of daily life



3LineTales – 30 days and counting

It feels like yesterday I said goodbye to my workplace, down in the big city. Since then I have been busy unpacking, arranging and rearranging, and welcoming new critters to our new home. Continue reading “3LineTales – 30 days and counting”

3LineTales – That one drawer

‘What’s this?’
‘That’s the utility drawer…
you know, “just in case you need” items.’ Continue reading “3LineTales – That one drawer”

3LineTales – Cherry tree child

“Stay out of the cherry tree!” grandma would say.
She’d always sigh (and smile) at the sight
of stains on my shirt.
Continue reading “3LineTales – Cherry tree child”

3LineTales: All fired up

Being first at running track was all I knew…

Mom said I was so fast you could see fire left behind my feet!

My brothers ran equally as fast and they loved me for the challenge I posed.

Continue reading “3LineTales: All fired up”

3LineTales: A new beginning

Everything should be coming together as planned…

Many puzzle pieces are falling into place – soon, the new job title: Farm Girl.

 Duties and responsibilities include ‘everything under the sun’!

Continue reading “3LineTales: A new beginning”

3LineTales: Working towards a goal

He hated these boots! Steel toe and all. The laces were so goddamn long!

“You have to wear them no matter what”, she would tell him. “Safety first!”

He took another sip of water and proudly looked at the home he’d built for them.

Continue reading “3LineTales: Working towards a goal”

3LineTales: The last run

We all started full of energy, cheering each other to go on!

As we approached the finish line, there was panic and terror.

My mind was getting foggy — “My last run in Boston

Continue reading “3LineTales: The last run”

3LineTales: Today is the day

The tables are all set. He gently pushed her hair behind her ear
and whispered “I’ll never forget the first time I looked into your eyes;
their sparks warmed my heart and showed me the Universe” Continue reading “3LineTales: Today is the day”

3LineTales: The last train

It’s stormy, cold and wet.
He’s set to board the train for noon.
In the end, I was the one that got away!  Continue reading “3LineTales: The last train”

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