Well, I officially owe my sister – big time. She drove from Raleigh with her oldest son to join us on our trek to see the first showing of Harry Potter. Her son, my nephew, Jamie, is a Harry Potter nut, like the boys and I are. My sister, not so much. She knows the movies but isn’t really into our crazy book trivia thing. You’d think she has younger kids and maybe a life or something? But, they drove here and I’m so glad they did!
The movie was a blast. Yesterday, Lynne and Jamie came here from my parents house for a sleep-over! We’re such goobers. Lynne arrived armed with a bottle of wine, tons of chips and snacks that I never buy. Jamie and Andy disappeared immediately. Mike hung out with us for a while, but he crashed by 9:30. Lynne and I were able to sit up talking and talking and talking until very late/early last night. We laughed, we cried, we laughed even harder. It’s so rare that we get to spend time alone together … it was so much fun!
Today, my mom came over around lunch-time and we packed up the ‘burb and headed to the beach. Talk about a perfect day. We arrived around 2:00 pm. It was HOT HOT HOT. But, the water was wonderfully cool and refreshing. When we got to the beach, the water was calm. We all swam for a bit, had some lunch and went our seperate ways. The boys swam like crazy. Bing, Lynne and I chomped on chips and read our respective books. Every now and then one of us would go into the water. Beyond that, we were flopped and reading and not talking at all. There are not a whole lot of people in the world you can just comfortably flop and read alongside. Thanks, Lynne and Bing. I finished my book at the beach. Lynne actually kept reading during the whole drive home.;)
We stayed until past 7 pm. We tossed around the idea of just getting a hotel room and staying another day, but Lynne and Jamie have to go back to their lives in NC. Bummer. The boys, despite the lack of good surfing waves, had a great time. Boys are weird, but they do manage to have fun.
For Andy the vacation continues. He went home with Bing and Aunt Lynne and Jamie (to Bing’s house – she has actual beds for guests to sleep on). It’s so weird to have Andy gone. I’m happy he is getting some good “cousin-time” in for the summer. He’s going to be sad to see Jamie leave.
And, now, I’m putting off bedtime for fear of having to face the reality of tomorrow. I have not done laundry since Monday. I KNOW better and still I let it slide. Tomorrow, I pay the price for slacking.
Thanks Lynne, Jamie and Bing for the mini-vacation!
Sorry that all I have right now is the nasty laundry picture. Bing was the only one to remember to bring a camera today. I will have beach pictures tomorrow.