Ahhh I love the water and sun.
We went this weekend to visit friends in Havasu.
Today we went out on the boat. Gorgeous sunny day, cool calm waters. We had a picnic, relaxed, and just hung out. Then we wrapped up the boat trip with some tubing. The screams and giggles as we bounced like popcorn on the waves, priceless. It was a perfect Saturday.
After 2 weekends of outdoor fun I’m finally getting my summer tan…yep right at the end of summer.
So I had a great day with my girl, my best friend, and my godson.
I was determined to leave with a photo of my godson and I.
Ahh what we do to get that smile! And yes I am just as happy as I look what a wonderful way to wrap up my week.
I miss my girl….and it is only a few more days till we are all back together again.
I can’t imagine what the time apart would be like if we didn’t have webcam. It’s so great to see her face, giggle, laugh, and just send love over the web.
Last night we had one of those totally goofy webcams that keeps my heart warm for hours afterwards….sometimes when we are on the computer together I swear it is just like looking in a mirror back in time.
Just to set the stage. MB gets off the bus from school. Mommy is making up some healthy snack. MB is asking for Halloween candy….we are still working through the bag. TB comes out of his office to join us. Goes straight to the freezer and brings out MB’s leftover family birthday cake. An Oreo ice cream cake. He grabs 2 forks. Hands on to MB. The picture speaks to the rest.
Nothing beats family time…and I cherish every minute.
But there is something to be said for getting away for a day or two.
I was able to get away this past weekend and how wonderful it was.
I headed east to Kentucky. So on top of visiting 2 of my best friends. Yep, lucky me they are married! I got to get a little southern charm.
The weather was just awesome. 70’s. Sunny. Clear Skies.
Combine that with wine, long walks, good food, and good chats. I was so refreshed and thankful for everything I am blessed with.
The past few visits have been full of venting, talking about the crap in my life, and the dark cloud had just always hung around.
That is a thing of the past. What a difference it made. It was just wonderful. No black clouds. Nothing to really bitch about. Just shows how talking negative can make you feel negative. Talking positive leads to being positive.
About the only downer was leaving and realizing it was going to be awhile till I saw them again. Friends know no distance, but it sure would be nice to have them around for more weekly dinners, walks, and wine.
Oh and I have to mention I was reminded how the little touches for guests can make you smile. There was a note on my bed, flowers in my room, and she even turned down my bed one night. Oh yeah over the top. I must remember flowers in the room when we have company. They made me smile all weekend.
What little touches do you do when you have company?? (I am not afraid to steal them!!!)
How did I think I could be wordless on Wednesday when the house is empty. Silly me. Have you noticed my blog is out my outlet for lack of human contact…a small downside of working from home.
Anyway as I was reading one of the blogs I follow I see this Way Back Wednesday theme and thought it sounded fun.
The topic of the day was your first job?
I started thinking…which job was really my first. Does babysitting count. I had 2 regular after-school babysitting jobs before I could legally work. Or was it data entry for a hotel putting in all the client info…you know those registration cards you would fill out before everything was online. Yep I sat there and typed in card after card for a hotel.
But to be fair I would say my first real true that carried me through all of high-school was working at the local ice cream/bakery/sandwich shop. I grew up in this small little beach town. It was a great place to grow-up. So spoiled. We had the beach, we had the river, everyone pretty much knew everyone (that can be good and bad :)), it was the kind of place where the streets rolled up at 6pm. And here I was working in one of 2 ice cream shoppes on the beach.
They hired pretty much all high-school girls. So every night there would be 2-3 girls working. It was busy from 3-6 and then again at like 8-10 when we closed. So between 6-8 we would sit back on the cooler and doing our homework. Sometimes when we would get bored we would play taste test games with the ice cream…making up all different combos. It didn’t take long till my favorite treat was vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles on a cake cone….that was after trying every ice cream and cookie in the store (thank goodness for crazy swim team practices!)
I remember when my mom would pick me up I would always have to have a treat in hand. As otherwise she would have to drive home 20min with me the “waffle cone scented” teenager. Could you imagine the torture. I always smelled sweet.
The job got even sweeter when this incredible high-end restaurant opened up across the street and a group of surfers I knew started working their. So the swap began. We would trade ice cream for dinner. And the food was delicious. Mahi-mahi, lobster pasta….so worth a milkshake!
So I couldn’t have had a better job..loved my co-workers. Loved my hours. Got to get homework done. Friends would always come visit and keep me company on those really slow nights. Everyone is always happy when getting ice cream so other than a few complaints on the size of the cone…either to big or to small everyone was all smiles!
Well I was surprised…I just blog never thought I would get a friendly little award.
But I did and it made me smile! Thanks Adventures with Three Girls. You should go check out her new blog design…she just got all fancy on me!
Passing the love along….one of the blogs I have found out in the blog-sphere that I look forward to with each post is Pretty All True. She posts “interviews” with her girls that just crack me up. Wonderful writing style. You should check her out!