Monday, July 06, 2009

Operation Relaxation: Successful

Dinner with Embee and her family at their house (And how much fun were all of them? Well, she seems to think I did not pick up on her crazy. Personally, I think my crazy just matches hers so it's all comfortably good. Her kids are sweet, funny, smart, and cool enough to be welcoming to Mom's "imaginary friend." Her husband is a stitch because he floored us all by indicating just how much he read up on me to make sure his wife wasn't inviting an axe murderer to join them for dinner...or disjoint them as the case may have been if I were really that sort of crazy. BIG thank yous to all of you for being so hospitable.): check

Safe arrival at one beach cottage (At midnight because the lady in line at the supermarket I stopped at on the way to the cottage after leaving Embee's was very concerned about being charged 10 cents too much for her Hot Pocket and the manager took FIFTEEN minutes to price check the wretched things. If only I'd had a dime to give the woman...): check

Sleeping late: check

Sleeping late: double check

Sleeping late: triple check

Strict adherence to the one garment rule (choose wisely): check

Many libations: check

Generally lovely weather (kinda crazy wind at the beach but that just provided entertainment watching people go chasing for things): check

Many hours in the sun (perhaps a bit more sunblock would have been advisable but no complaints, really): check

Books to read(I had a pile but only got through one. There was some distraction by Sudoku books. Hey, it's not like I have a required reading list, ya know.): check

Dinner out on Dad's dime (complete with waiter who seemed happy to keep checking on our well-being because it meant a chance to also check my cleavage but hey, everyone is happy here...we got good food and good service, I got called "beautiful" [as in, "Ok, beautiful, what would you like, this evening?" Yeah, he worked us all, but who's complaining? He wasn't over the top. If we wanted surliness we'd have gone to the Waffle House.], the waiter got a fat tip, Dad and Mary were entirely amused by the whole scene [and really, could I possibly make this parenthetical aside any longer? It's starting to remind me of Suldog and at this point I am nearly compelled to draw it out as long as possible. I think the point I was trying to make is all but lost now, which is not unlike my own conversation after 2 Mai Tais and half a bottle of wine at dinner, but I have SERIOUSLY digressed...]): check

Two entertaining kittens (very cute most of the time. I didn't even begrudge them wrestling on my bed at 5 AM since, as previously noted, I got to sleep late.): check

Amusing and convivial step-family in nearby cottage (A step cousin even expressed a bit of worry when I showed up far later than they expected me. Nice to know they had my back. I'm lucky Dad married into such a nice bunch.): check

Big pile of fireworks to blow up (and complemented nicely by the bigger pile someone else was setting off on the beach.): check

Aaaaahhh......

22 comments:

misticblu said...

Sounds like an wonderful time!
You sooooooo deserved every minute of it!
I am also glad you had a good time with your dad and family. It seems that was due.
I hope you returned to reality refreshed and invigorated!

snowelf said...

Now THAT's the way to enjoy the fourth! I am especially glad for you on the "sleeping late" portion of the weekend.

--snow

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

you owe it to yourself...take care...have fun...relax...sleep.

NYD said...

It's the one garment rule tha piques my interest...

wirochr

Desmond Jones said...

Sounds delightfully familiar. Especially the sleeping-in part. . .

Glad you had a relaxing, convivial time.

Aaaaahhh, indeed. . .

G-Man said...

Sleeping late?...YOU?

You must have been Wound Up from the drive eh?

Fireworks?...AWESOME!!!!!

Glad you are home safe Trini....G

EmBee said...

SO....MUCH....FUN!

Gotta tell you though, the Mr. woke up the next morning and asked me if we should be worried, having sent you off at the beginning of a raging thunderstorm, driving through unfamiliar territory and the shadow of your previous bad luck with wet roads still on your radar.

I nearly called you a half a dozen times but I didn't want to give you the impression I was the 'Mother Hen' brand of crazy.

Glad you had a restful and SAFE experience.
:-)

P.S. We really are the same brand of crazy, aren't we.

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous.

Your cleavage, I mean.


(oh, okay, the whole trip)

Jazz said...

Well hell, it's about time you did that....

Good for you.

Ananda girl said...

Yay! Just what you needed! :) Sounds wonderful.

S said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all, including the waiter! :P

S said...

PS Didnt really play out the "real cause" of squished van, but it has something to do with Hugh being in the passenger seat...





mismess

for a different kind of girl said...

I plowed through three books, shockingly. Probably because I didn't have any crossword puzzles at the ready. Alas, I've barely made a dent in my pile of desired reading. probably because I worshiped the sleeping in part instead of the literary part. Such sacrifices!

Desmond Jones said...

Oh, and my vacation also featured a large share of sudoku-related distraction. . .

Craver Vii said...

Ha! My own cat knows better than to climb up on my bed at 5 AM (unless he is interested in flying lessons).

You mean to say you don't wear a turtle-neck every time you eat out?

Suldog said...

Oh, All-Powerful Empress Lime, first Mauger imitates me and now you (at least, in your parenthetical, which is, of course, the best place to imitate me, but you knew that, I digress, etc.)

Glad you're back safe, sound (well, as sound as you get) and well-rested!

lecram said...

Glad you had a good one. Cheers!

Mona said...

That sounds like a great weekend. I am glad you could get plenty of rest!

Beach Bum said...

Drink a bottle of wine for me! Have a great time.

Hilary said...

Glad to know you've been able to rejuvenate your spirit some. Sleeping in.. I sort of remember that. :)

Elle Dubya said...

you.needed.this.

mssolitaire said...

WONDERFUL!!!! You definitely deserved a good relaxing time!!