Isaac is on his way to South Carolina with his best friend's family. Diana, Calypso, and I are headed to Maryland for a few days on the Elk River. Mr. Lime is staying home due to work. This fragmentation is not my first choice in how to have vacation but given economics and schedules it seems to be the only choice this summer. I'm glad Isaac has the chance to go someplace new and thankful for the kind offer from his friend's family. I trust them but it's a little tough letting my guy go hundreds of miles away with someone else. We've been apart a few times and I'm getting better about that, but this manner is a first. Deep breaths....He'll be fine. He'll have fun....Repeat phrase as needed.
This will be the girls' first trip to my stepmother's beach cottage. It's quite, um.....rustic and very small. It's got water and electricity and beds. I'm perfectly content. Diana the mountaingirl won't mind either. I'm hoping Princess Calypso is ok with it. The river beach is just a small, private, sandy beach, not groomed. It's also not crowded, which thrills me. I'll gladly trade the upscale groomed beach for not having to tiptoe across wall to wall sunbathers. Calypso wanted reassurance that there won't be hypodermic needles on the beach. Hahaha. I promise kiddo. Seaweed and driftwood, no needles.
I'm gonna sun my buns, read books on the beach, try to swim as much as Janita allows. Have some good girl time with my Limelettes and stepmom, drink some obscenely expensive wine with my dad, pray Mr. Lime doesn't fall off any rooves and hope he takes some time to relax, and try not to miss my boy.
We're headed out shortly so wish us safe travels. I'll see you next Wednesday or Thursday. Keep well till then!