Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Sandy toes and big tub…….

One of the great things about living near the ocean is being able to take long, leisurely walks on the beach. The sights are amazing! Seashells of all sizes, shapes and colors delight the eyes. Horseshoe crabs on the sand, dolphins jumping in and out of the sun streaked water and people surfboarding, kayaking and swimming. ย Watching the waves roll in and out is mesmerizing. The majestic wonders of God’s creations are limitless.
Alan and I decided to buy some “water” shoes so we could walk on the beach and not worry about stepping on shells and hurting our feet. Finding a sale at a local store and being pleased with our purchase, off we headed to the beach.
Parked car, changed from tennis shoes to new “water” shoes and found a nice boardwalk to enter the beach. Ahh…. what fun we had exploring all the sights and sounds. We now know where Santa Claus spends his October days. He was at the beach. Red tank top, red swim trunks and a beautiful white beard and white hair. (In case you wonder, we didn’t bother him. He needs rest.)
After the long walk, the time had come to return home. Back to the car, take off new “water” shoes, which are now full of sand and try to clean sand off of feet. Not easy! haha
Returning home, we knew that sand should not enter the house. Even with wiping off with a towel at the beach there was still sand everywhere. What should we do?
Well… our townhouse is not new and when it was built, tubs were the big request. Personally, I like a shower so when we moved into this house, I thought, “What will I ever use this tub for?” (other than filling the tub in preparations for storm aftermath)
Guess what? I found a use for the big tub. Perfect for sticking my feet under the water and getting the sand from between my toes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to giggle every time I stand beside the tub and stick one foot over the side and turn on the water. I feel like a little girl playing in the water.
God gives us giggles each day and He also gives us new adventures each day. Have you found joy in something as simple as sticking your toes under the water in the tub? Share your joy with us.
Blessings and giggles,

  • June Foster
    Posted at 21:52h, 25 October Reply

    Melissa, I love reading your blog posts. Your adventures seem endless. So fun to read. Being near the beach sounds like so much fun. Can’t wait to hear about your next escapade.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:34h, 25 October Reply

      Thank you June. You are such a sweet friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 22:06h, 25 October Reply

    I feel closest to God, at the ocean. Lovely post, Mimi. Recently, I ate raw cookie dough. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:34h, 25 October Reply

      Raw cookie dough? Did you like it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • vmorgan456
    Posted at 23:46h, 25 October Reply

    I love your descriptions of your new home! Walking on the beach just sounds so peaceful and finding shells is a favorite pastime of mine when we visit the ocean. Water shoes? I never heard of them. This up north girl doesn’t know. LOL There is joy in the smallest things sometimes.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:24h, 26 October Reply

      Amazing how many shells and how different each one can be. Water shoes are very comfortable. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, joy in the smallest things.

  • Gail Johnson
    Posted at 00:12h, 26 October Reply

    So glad you’re having fun, Melissa! The beach is one of my favorite places. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:25h, 26 October Reply

      We are truly enjoying the beach life. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sheila Lynn
    Posted at 07:42h, 26 October Reply

    We use the bidet for that over here in Italy! Takes a lot less water to fill it too!! We too love walks along our Adriatic beach!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:28h, 26 October Reply

      Very interesting. I have never visited Italy. I love to see photos from Italy. What a beautiful place! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Savoring Sixty and Beyond
    Posted at 10:47h, 26 October Reply

    Cute post! I find watching the waves to be an almost spiritual cleansing and very calming. I received a blessing and a giggle when I was outside this morning with my dog ~ a shooting star raced across the sky! Such a delightful surprise!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:25h, 26 October Reply

      A shooting star! What a blessing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Karen
    Posted at 03:52h, 27 October Reply

    Lucky you! Walks on the beach! How I wish I could get my walking in that way. Enjoy your blessed life–sand and all, ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 12:51h, 27 October Reply

      Thank you Karen. The beach and the ocean are inspiring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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