Well, Kurt got home today early by skipping a meeting he’s supposed to technically go to each morning. Plus he brought me a McD’s breakfast of an Egg McMuffin, which is pretty much the only thing I like at McD’s nowadays. It’s his way of apologizing, and I’ll take it.
I just hope one day he can just see where I’m coming from. (And yes, Poolie, I’d love to go to counseling. Maybe in Rhode Island….)
Anyhooooooooo, yesterday was a blast. Grace and I had been invited down to our friends’ house on the beach for lunch, and after we ate, we headed down to the water. The beaches here aren’t really barefoot-friendly. We hiked down a huge flight of stairs to get to the beach, then had to find a path through the rocks to get to the tidal flats. There really isn’t any swimming except during a low tide.
That isn’t even the lowest tide! Next week there’ll be one even lower. I was told that I could see starfish when it’s really low. I saw one clinging to the pier’s poles yesterday.
Grace, of course, had a blast, since she’s my little water baby. We walked out so far through the tide pools, and she could actually splash to her heart’s content in each pool. I didn’t think to wear my swimsuit… DUH. Next time, definitely.
Then we came home so Grace could take a nap. Once she woke up, it was time to go to the Fourth of July bbq across the street!
I found out last night that the margaritas I had been drinking on Sunday were stronger than normal! While T was making that last one that really kicked me on my butt, I guess she felt she added too much mixer, and I had heard her say, “Oops, better add more tequila!” No wonder I was feeling no pain that night!
The bbq was held at T’s house, and her husband is an awesome cook. He’s one of those guys that will throw this, that, and the other together, and it comes out to this amazingly yummy meal. He made this sour cream-based dip yesterday that was just to die for, and all he did was throw a little bit of this and a wee bit of that into the bowl. That dip was the first thing to go. Everyone loved it.
A wonderful time was had by all! We just sat on the back deck for several hours chatting about various subjects. Finally after it got dark around 11pm, the men took the little girls out front to watch the idiots in the neighborhood set off fireworks. That left the women to chat even more! At this point, Grace fell asleep in her “auntie” J’s arms, who of course was loving every moment.
Definitely yesterday was one of my favorite Fourth of July celebrations.