miocean

What's Your Favorite Holiday?

43 posts in this topic

Oh no Mio, skiving doesn't mean swimming - it means taking a 'sickie' from work and having fun instead!! I was surprised to hear the commentator on the BBC using a slang word but it gets the message across I guess.

 

You are very brave contemplating a swim at this time of year. It seems to me that it would be altogether too cold in the Atlantic just yet. I used to be a swimmer - competitive pool swimming and synchronised swimming were my sports, but now I am so unfit I can't even move fast enough to keep warm in a tepid pool. It has to be hot before I can go in and then it is too hot to swim properly. I was really surprised the first time I went for a swim after my stomach surgery in 2003 to find that I could not stay warm. It is no fun trying to swim with purple fingers and toes. Now 7 years later I doubt that I could even climb the ladder to get out even if I did swim a length.

 

Don't forget to have a good rest after your big day.

 

JudyT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Judy,

We call it a mental health day here.

 

The sun is out, the beach is not fogged in, I just might take that dip. But like you, I don't want to end up sitting with blue fingers freezing after... You have to make sure that patch of blue in the sky will last for a while.

 

It is nice to be happy for a change...the ocean soothes my soul and heals me.

 

miocean


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Miocean,

 

I'm so pleased that you had a good day on your beach, enjoyed the concert and received such a lovely compliment. No wonder you're feeling happy now!

 

Although I'm very active, I'm afraid swimming is one thing I've never really got on with; I'm almost certain that it's a complete lack of confidence in the water. I don't like going out of my depth and I hate getting my face wet (how pathetic is that?! :rolleyes: ) I can swim and get from A to B in the water, but wouldn't win any medals for my style! ;) Also our beaches in the South of the UK are pebbly and full of seaweed and like most of the country, very crowded! We've been having fabulous weather (at last!) but it's very often cold and windy and I'm afraid I wouldn't contemplate getting my kit off for a swim unless it's at least 80F!! :lol: When I was very much younger, I went water ski-ing in the south of France; the instructor took one look at my swimming prowess and insisted I wore a rubber ring and inflatable arm bands (I suppose he didn't want a drowned tourist on his conscience!) ;) :o

 

I hope the sun carries on shining and you continue to enjoy your ocean! :VeryHappy:

 

Best wishes,


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I made it through the weekend, walked on the beach, went for a couple of swims, talked to beach friends I haven't seen since last summer. Unfortunately, there were two drownings here this weekend from people going in after the lifeguards went off and a couple of people had to be pull out. Not at my beach. but this coast is rough. Anyone who goes in without a guard on is taking a chance, one summer there were 15 drownings. I know most of the guards and am very careful to make sure they know I am going in and to keep an eye out now that my lungs are so bad.

 

My greatest joy in life is the beach, walking along the sand, watching the waves and the birds, seeing the colors in the water and the sky, going in the ocean (miocean, but I share). For years it was taken away from me and I could barely make it on the beach to just sit in a chair. I am much stronger this summer, still a ways to go, and I will never make it back to where I was but I plan to do whatever I can.

 

I've made sure I take it easy. The past two days I came home and slept. The next couple of days aren't going to be good weather so it is a good reason to take it easy and get ready for the next time.

 

I hope all of you take a couple of minutes to do something you love.

 

miocean


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've just realised after nearly three years, I've twigged what your user name means and how to pronounce it!! :emoticons-yes: Of course......'My-Ocean', not 'Mio-seen'!!! D'uh....Oh well, I've had a good laugh at myself; talk about dim (I am a bit slow)!!! :rolleyes: :lol:

 

I'm so pleased that you had a good weekend on your beach; may you enjoy many more!! :emoticons-clap:

 

(Shame about the drownings).


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joelf,

That is so funny! I guess "twigged" means understand or get it.

 

I got such I big kick telling everyone about skiving!

 

My license plates (or "tags" as they would be called in the Southern U.S.) on my car are miocean as well and I've actually had people make negative comments about how can I think it is just mine!!

 

By the way, it is miocean, not Miocean, a little e. e. cummings there.

 

I really cannot put into words the joy I have walking on the sand again. Going into the salt water. Flirting with the lifeguards. My smile is so big, thankfully I don't have that little tiny scleroderma mouth anymore!

 

I've often wondered how to pronounce Joelf - jo elf?

 

Beach tomorrow...

 

miocean (I share)


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi miocean,

 

It's pronounced 'Joelf '........ all one word. It sounds a bit like 'joellph' ;)

 

To begin with lots of people thought I was a bloke......not so!! ;) :lol: It actually consists of the first two letters of my first name, two letters of my second name and the 'F' of my surname. My husband thought that up, so if it's a rubbish name, it's his fault!! ;)

 

You're quite right about 'twigged'.....it does mean understand or get it. Some of our English colloquial expressions are peculiar; one of my favourite authors is P.G.Wodehouse and so some of my expressions are a bit old fashioned! (He appeals to my very dry and caustic sense of humour!)

 

Have an absolutely spiffing weekend on your beach!!! :lol:


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sure I will have a "spiffing" weekend but what does that mean?

 

Next week is full of doctors so I am going to enjoy having Medically Free Days while I can!

 

My husband has so many nicknames for me I've lost count. One of my favorites is "Lunachick." Describes me to a "T."

 

miocean


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi miocean,

 

'Spiffing' means 'very good', 'wonderful', 'fantastic',!!! ;)

 

My husband also has lots of names for me.......most of them are not very complimentary and none of which I could quote on this forum!!! :wacko: :lol:

 

I love 'Lunachick'! :D

 

I hope you get on okay with your doctors' appointments next week. :)


Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh. And here I thought "spiffing" was getting ready for a special occasion.

 

In Manysnowta it is, "Ya, thar goes Ole agin, spiffing up 'is nose hair for da polka party."


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, Shelley, that made me laugh, you always do!

 

I think I have one even better though. When I taught in the southern U.S. the kids would say "so and so is all 'hooked up' today." (As in hooker!) And these were little kids!!!

 

miocean


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am wondering what your favorite holiday is...and what makes it special. Maybe share your favorite holiday and something about it that makes it special to you.

 

My favorite holiday is Memorial Day! It falls at the end of May here and is in remembrance of those who gave their lives for this country's freedom. However, it is the unofficial start of summer! The beaches open, which here means they start charging fees to go on, the lifeguards and my beach friends return, and it is the beginning of everyone coming to the Jersey Shore (and if you watch the t.v. show it is really not like that...well, sort of :D ).

 

So it's about 5 more months to my favorite holiday!

 

I am wishing peace and strength to all my forum friends.

 

:balloons: :balloons: :balloons:

miocean

:emoticons-yes:  Once again my favorite holiday is approaching. :emoticons-clap:

This year is a very different one here at the Jersey Shore. The beaches have done their best to rebuild the boardwalk and buildings and where I live is up and running but many places along the ocean are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. I have a feeling that my town will be packed with people coming down for the day as beaches north of us and south of us were hit harder and haven't recovered. We have most of our boardwalk back, the restaurants and bars are back, and the rides and amusements are open. There aren't many places to stay, motels are still being rebuilt and gutted, houses are being knocked down or raised up higher or stripped down inside to the studs. 

 

It seems that it has been grey and dreary for months and I have only had a couple of days to get my "beach fix" in. The forecast for this weekend is good but the sun is supposed to be shining today and it is not. But my beach bag is packed and I am ready to go, oxygen converter and all!!! I am looking forward to seeing my friends and to the craziness that is summer at the shore. We are just going to have to drive up to the beach earlier so we can get a parking space!

 

I hope everyone is well and looking forward to their coming season depending on what part of the world they are in. :emoticon-hug:

miocean


ISN Artist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now