Evening Beach Season

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(This is a blog translated into English using chat GPT)

I’ve started my hospitalization since yesterday morning. I was wondering why I had to be admitted today when the surgery is tomorrow afternoon, but I guess there are various checks before the surgery.

I have to empty everything from my stomach, and soon I won’t even be allowed to drink tea. I can’t do that at home.

This was Sunday evening. It’s still May, but it was around 30 degrees during the day, so it got quite hot. We went to the beach in the evening when the sun was getting weaker.

It was still hot, but the sun was already low, so the shade from the umbrella was far away. It was around 4 o’clock in the evening, and there were only two families with children and one fisherman besides us. As always, it felt like we almost had the beach to ourselves.

Fionn and I had promised to search for creatures in the tide pools, so we checked the pools that were filling up. There were fish, but we couldn’t catch them. On that day, we caught small sea urchins and hermit crabs.

We observed them as usual. When I looked at them like this, the hermit crab kept moving towards the side where the sea was and seemed eager to go towards the sea. The sea urchin was slowly moving, using its tentacle-like appendages, and started climbing the wall.

Fionn, seeing that, started talking excitedly as usual. Well, we usually talk about sea creatures when we’re at the sea, but yesterday he said, “I wish I was born as a shark! Mommy, I think you understand, but of course, I mean a carnivorous shark! But Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Grandad, Emmy, and Bella (the dogs) don’t have to worry because I won’t eat them.”

But it turned out that only our family, Emmet, and an Australian family appeared, so when I asked why, he said it was because the carnivorous sharks are near Perth! I see, he’s talking about things while understanding them properly.

Oh, by the way, during the last practice, Emmet was told by the karate teacher that he needed to lose weight, so he suddenly started a diet. When he decides to do something, he’s very committed. He absolutely doesn’t snack, and he only eats a predetermined amount. He lost about 12 kilograms in about three months before because of that.

I easily give in to temptations and end up eating things like snacks that were given to me, but Emmet absolutely refuses to eat them! However, he has a cheat day on Saturdays and eats Thai dinner and drinks beer. I want to learn that kind of mentality too.

While feeling the pleasant breeze, the three of us lay down, closed our eyes, and listened to the sound of the waves. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it really made us feel calm and recharged. It’s a kind of meditation, and the environment is really great!

I really don’t like staying at home on sunny days, and if I have to, I get irritated. Emmet seems to be different, but on the way back, he said, “The sea was so pleasant, and I felt really relaxed, so let’s go to the beach again in the evening!” Nature’s power is amazing.

Not only was Emmet relaxed, but he also ran all the way to the end of the beach, did a complete exercise routine far away, and came back all sweaty. I’m sure relaxation and exercise in such a wonderful environment are great for both the brain and the body! It’s truly a fantastic season.

Once I’m discharged, I’ll really exercise! I’ll even be able to do sit-ups, so I’ll work on slimming my stomach for sure! But before that, I’ll do my best for the fasting starting tonight at 9 p.m. for tomorrow’s surgery (and also throughout tomorrow).

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Mummy & Graphic designer

I live in the beautiful prefecture of Kochi, Japan. I’m married to a cheeky Australian and we have an energetic young boy. I’m interested in family time and enjoying nature.