Surfer Girl, Monday!

Well this week has been a great week. Not only did I see my long lost Mainiac BFF twice but I converted her to being …A BLOGGER! Yahoo! I will wait until she gathers her thoughts and situates herself before I ask you to go right over there and encourage her, OK? 
So you are asking yourself,  “Why, Dawn, is this week so special?”
Well, Monday is my one day on the blog that I actually get a bit …well, personal. Kinda.
I mean, really, share more than my heart in Him, right?
Like my actual above the surface life so to speak! 
This week was a fun, above the surface week.
Maybe I should I have a new blog: Above the Surface: Breath of Hot Air?
That’s a giggle. And yet, it resonates with me! lol.
Still squeezing in beach days, and of course it was Shark Week. 
I am excited to announce, here on my blog a most lofty achievement. 
This year during the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, I finally made a dream come true.
 No, I did not go into a Shark Cage, although that has always been a dream of mine as well. 
I actually surfed for the very first time
During Shark Week. 
Enter Jaws theme HERE!
Can you feel the Epic-ness of the timing. (yes, I know that is not a word). 
Now look at the pictures at the top of the Blog Post.
The top picture is not how I actually looked.
But this picture below is a pretty accurate depiction.
Thank you.
On top of all that, yes there is more. I actually co-taught for three days, with my new partners in the fitness field, a local Women’s Boot Camp Program. Because I love Jesus AND hurting torturing people this way. It is a gift. I really enjoy bossing and bullying people for money. No, seriously, I really missed teaching classes and am very happy to be back in action. It has been a long, sedentary year, friends. It brought me to you all though. For that I am grateful and blessed! 
The converted blogging friend. 😉
My Friend Lauree is (almost) a Blogger:
We brainstormed to find a name that she felt was a good fit and in the end,
 my busy but determined friend chose one.
She has a lot on her plate attending school,
managing a household and homeschooling one of her two children,
 but I am hoping when she can she will share her meanderings with us!
Don’t we find Blogging to be a great clarifying of the thoughts kind of journey?
Here is my wonderful Surf Coach Sara.
Seriously, she gave some great feedback and input.
She is a natural athlete and coach.
Her brother Ryan also helped me,
once Sara got bored with me was finished teaching me.
I have a suspicion we might see Sara in the Olympics or possibly even as
President someday. Either that or she will easily handle a household
 as large as The Duggars. 

The reason my Thursday beach days have been fantastic!
This is my Sunshine Sister in Christ and Prayer Partner Natasha.
Grateful. For. Her. 
We met through Moms In Prayer when she co led our group
with me, now we have become beach buddies as well!
Surf’s Up! This is Sara’s mom BTW and she also received her first surf
 lesson this day with her girl!

Oh, and for those of you who are off to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The oddest think about the star, CJ Adams is the fact that he is in my daughter’s class at school and well, basically, is just another classmate to us. The movie does look really cute. But we will most likely wait until it is out on DVD to see it.
I get a little teary eyed on the Trailer, though, I admit. I am a sucker for Disney Magic.  
Remember my Necklace to celebrate my birthday 
(which is really not until August 24th) and my one year of Blogging?
Well I got it this week in the mail!
I know these pics aren’t the best BUT well, hey there they are.
That’s the way it goes. 
I am very happy with this special creation. 
You must check out Becky’s Etsy Shop

Can you see why now it has been a pretty great week?

272. God’s amazing provision and direction (Proverbs 3:5-6)
273. How He surprises us with our heart’s desires in His perfect timing and way.
274. Sisters in Christ who love Jesus and enrich my life by spending precious time together.
275. The answered prayers that my girl would have good friends. She does. I am thankful.
276. Hot, beautiful beach days, and air conditioned nights.
277. Time to write daily
278. Two people who commented on my enthusiasm, before ever meeting me!
279. The generous provision of God. Knowing He has been busy behind the scenes (is always) 
orchestrating the “right fit” for me to return to work. 
280. Knowing that His blessing follows me wherever I go-looking forward to see that for those I will be working with in  the days ahead! 

miscellany monday at lowercase letters

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

4 thoughts on “Surfer Girl, Monday!

  1. Dawn it was so nice to get a wee peak into your life above the surface. Surfing looked great…I am glad you managed to do some classes as well. Sounded like a fun week and lovely weather.Do not think though you will ever get me in a shark cage though. I really like your necklace, will take a look at the etsy shop site.


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