Hello all! First of all, I have to say that I LOVE the responses I've received so far for my first Christmas in July giveaway! I love that all of you are so on board, and the stories you have shared make me so happy. Of course, as with every giveaway, I wish I had something for everyone. There's still time to get in on it, if you are interested. Here is the post with the info.
We got home yesterday from a few days with some of my family at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Every time we get together, I realize how lucky I am to have a family that truly enjoys being together, and having fun. We are all VERY different people, but even with that, we have such a good time together! This was my middle sister, her husband, and their kids with their families. They had all rented a big house that was about 3 blocks from the beach. We were lucky to find a motel that had a room available at a very reasonable rate for a few days, so off we went. The motel said it had free wi-fi, but for reasons known only to cyberspace, The Tim could connect, but I could not. I was able to connect at the house where everyone else was staying but mostly could not be bothered to drag things around.
Anyway. We had a blast. But as you all probably know, it was just too hot. We left Monday after work, but I was so sick with heat stroke that Monday night was a loss. Which was OK, because by the time arrived, it was late enough to just put on pjs and go to bed. Fortunately, by the next morning, sleep and a/c had helped me recover. We did spend some time on the beach, where there was a nice cool breeze, and the water was cold but refreshing - though the sand was so hot it caused blisters on your feet if you were barefoot. But mostly we ate, drank, laughed and just overall relaxed. We got to meet our newest great-nephew Oden, who was born this past April. He is a cutie, and for such a young baby, very alert - in our family you have to pay attention, and it seems he has already figured that out. His big sister Penn is very devoted - almost too devoted, you might say! :-)
We arrived home late yesterday afternoon, and were happy to see that our garden was in OK shape. I guess there was a pretty serious rain storm the other night, and it must have rained enough to keep them going. The kitties were glad to see us and of course Pip had a whole lotta 'narc-ing to do. It was fun to be away, but we did miss the furballs.
The Tim had to go to work today, but I took the day off and I'm glad I did. I have no special plans for the day, but I want to do some laundry and put some stuff away from our trip. We have a house guest coming for the weekend, and fortunately we did a lot of cleaning before we left - though I doubt our guest will care. And the weather is supposed to improve, so hopefully that means that we can be outside at least some of the time, and even more importantly, I will be able to breathe!
One of my nieces took this photo of myself, The Tim, and Miss Penn at the beach, and I'm sharing it because she is such a cutie (and quite a character!). We really did have so much fun, and it will probably be our "vacation" this summer.
So that's the news from here. I hope you have a good weekend, with nicer weather as well if you have been melting. Enjoy!