August is the month to find shade, preferably by water, and let your eyes drift over the shoreline… You know, do glassnothing but give yourself a break from the phone, laptop and iPad, from your To-do-List or job demands or your next DIY project… And yes, shelve that self-help book too. This precious month chillax with no plan at all for a day, a week, perhaps if you’re lucky, the whole month!

Following this well-needed advice we took one day off the calendar to visit a favorite state park where at most we swim once between buoys and walk a bit in the sand. Arriving late afternoon when most are packing up we bring a Dinner Picnic. This timing might seem odd, but at day’s end beaches are so quiet you can hear the lapping water and watch the timid ducks…Extend your stay until early evening and you will have a glorious sunset all your own!

In the spirit of chillazin’ I offer no more words… Instead photos to inspire you to find cool water and slanting sunshine and time to allow your own relaxed smile to return… Nothing else… Nine Cent Girl is taking a vacation!!!


two pic collage

collage with duck

collage with longdressme in water

*** Photo credit, once again, goes to my darling Mj who luckily loves chillaxin’ with a camera in her hands!

23 thoughts on “Chillaxin’

  1. I enjoyed this post for several reasons. When I lived out by the lake August was my favorite time to spend out there. It gets very hot here during that time so the state park isn’t as crowed.Plus I think I have a need for it next Tuesday because it reminds me of less hectic times. Thanks for sharing your chillazin day !


  2. Just happened upon your blog and have enjoyed it. Dinner picnics on the beach must be an Irish thing, as that is exactly how our family does it too! (Breakfast on the beach would be way too early for us, though, so options are limited!)


  3. Tried posting this last week and it would go. Hopefully it works today. I love the idea of chillaxin’ in August; you state the idea of summer and particularly August so well. Let the relaxation state lead to renewed creativity! Thanks for expressing the ideal August so well!


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