I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. While I was in college I was fortunate enough to live in the south of France for a year. The beach was about 25 kilometers from campus, if I remember correctly. My classmates and I would hop on a bus as often as we could to spend time there. I miss it tremendously.
Living in San Francisco, it is not often hot enough to sit on the beach without layers of clothes. But today is one of those wonderfully warm days. When I arrived at Baker beach, the thermometer in my car said that it was a scorching 67 degrees. :)
I realized yesterday, when I heard of this fantastic weather, that I did not have a beach chair. I did, though, have a frame and some grain sack material. The wooden part is from Germany and dates back to the 1950's, I was told when I purchased it.
The material is from Hungary. I am not bragging to you about the construction of this chair by any means at all. As I would not trust myself to take the chair apart and put it back together, I had to attempt to sew the fabric onto the chair itself. You should have seen me trying to maneuver this enormous chair around my sewing machine. I will certainly take it apart and redo it since I am not that happy with the outcome cosmetically. But it definitely worked as a comfy (and a bit chic, if I do say so myself) beach chair amongst the sea of plastic drugstore ones.
I would be lying if I said that I did not wish to be on the shores of Deauville or under the beautiful blue umbrellas in Nice. That being said, I am very blessed to be healthy and alive, have healthy children and family members, and to be able to sit on the warm sand underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.