Monday, March 2, 2009

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Thursday was a long night. We had to move and construct a lot of displays, and I am just so glad that we had a lot of help. It was long hard and dirty work. Nikki's boyfriend, Chris, worked his ass off, but we paid him and that is what he was there for. We roller back in here at midnight.

I stunk, I had dirt all over me, and even my hair smelled bad! I said screw it and went straight to bed. Then that dreaded alarm went went. Yep it is 5:30. Time to get up and get moving.

I got a cup of coffee and had a smoke. I walked back into the house and yelled "reveille, reveille, everyone up we have to leave at 7:30!" The moans and groans started, but everyone was up.

I jump in the shower and wash all the muck off of me. Get out, rub down with some lotion and go to get dressed. I was going to wear this red skirt, a black top that Betty gave me and some heals. Everything was laid out. Then it happened. I started to zip up the skirt and I broke the zipper. I broke that little thing off that pulls the zipper. Crap. O.K. now I have to find something else to wear. Oh wait. Betty gave me a dress. So I slide that one. It looked so nice on me.

Sam's graduation was so nice and everything went off without a hitch. I must say that I am so proud of him. He did good.

By now my feet are killing me and I now have open sores from the straps on those damn heals! Note to self. put those shoes in the yard sale pile. Rusty went and go me some band aids while I changed into some comfortable clothes.

We all ate lunch and headed down to Point Loma! Yes, my favorite play ground. Some of the people that went with us have never been there before so I gave them the guided tour. I saw some sign that reminded me to watch for whales. I did not see any whales, but we did see some seals playing in the ocean.

The tide was very low when we were there so we rolled up our jeans and started walking to other points on the cliffs. Louis, one of the marines took his shoes off because he did not want to get them wet. I just laughed at him and said "Louis they are just a material object." Louis ended up slipping on the rocks and getting his shoes soaked anyway.

The tide pools were just so full of life! It was so neat to see them. The rocks were very slippery, and we all took our turns falling, but it was so worth it!

For me the best part of going to Point Loma, is laying on the edge of the cliff and looking down into the ocean. I will walk all over and find different spots to lay and watch the waves. I also love the sounds of the ocean. Two saying kept popping into my head. One was the words to our God is an awesome God, and the other was Carpe diem.

I had a few moments that me stop and smile. I smiled the whole time I was down there, but these moments were the light bulb moments. The first on was when we came across an older couple and they asked me to take a picture of them and they asked if I could get the water in the picture. I took the picture and they told me that this was the first time they had ever been there. I told them that this was my favorite play ground. The couple walked off and sat upon this really high rock. I though nothing more of it until I looked over at them and they were watching all of playing and having a good time. The light bulb for me was seeing them just laughing and pointing at us. They were so cute and so sweet, and I could see Rusty and I being them years down the road. I am glad that couple had a good time even if it was just watching us youngsters playing.

The other light bulb moment came when I saw Chris's face lite up. he had never been down there and he was just in shock at the beauty of it all. Once we got down to the cliffs he had so much fun climbing, and slipping, and looking at the tide pools. I was not sure if Chris would have a good time. In his family you can only have a good time if you spend a ton of money, so going some place free was very different for him. I am so glad that he did have a good time and that it did not cost us anything. My light bulb moment with Chris was when I realized that he realized that you do not have to spend a lot of money to have a great time and that sometimes the best memories are made by chance.

On Saturday some more friends showed up. I was so excited to see them! I snatched up the baby and just hugged her and kissed on her. She is the only baby in our group, and I just love having a baby here. There is just something so magical about babies.

Saturday was so nice. So everyone decided to go up to the water falls. The water falls are only about 10 minutes from the house, and I knew they would be going good since we have had a lot of rain and snow thins year. I usually pack a lunch and some water bottles and the kids and I will spend the day up there just playing. I stayed home this time.

This was the first time Chris had been to the falls. He said that it was awesome!

Rusty asked me why I did not go tot he falls and I had to confess to him that I was sore from being at the cliffs the day before. Rusty just laughed and said "So you are admitting that you are not as young as you think you are." Yep that is what I was saying.

Saturday night we all went over to Sam's house for a cook out. My girlfriend and I left early because the baby was getting tired. I set up the pack and play we laid the baby down for the night. It was so nice to just be able to sit and talk to another female.

After everyone else got back they headed out to go bowling. I told my girlfriend to go. The baby was sleeping and she was fine. My girlfriend said it was to be able to go out and to not have to worry about the baby.

Sunday was our recovery day. We all just hung out and laughed about this weekend.

This week end I laughed until I cried.


It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Sounds as though a nice time was had by all. Take care and enjoy your everyday!

Gerry said...

My goodness, I could hardly keep up just reading about such a jampacked weekend. I went to your slideshow, this weekend, too, which I enjoyed. I love to hear about people taking an outing somewhere to get closer to nature. We used to do that so much, with the country in our blood. I think it is so refreshing to the soul to get out of the town or city where you live to more primitive surroundings. We give up a lot sometimes to live in a city. Gerry

Nelishia said...

I love living vicariously through you. It's been decades since I've been anywhere near an ocean. Betty is so sweet. I'm glad you know her personally. Give her a hug from me the next time you see her. I believe that all did go well. I can also see you and Rusty being that couple on the cliff looking down from on high watching the rest of us have fun.
Sending you warm friendship and hugs,

Melissa said...

glad u had fun

Paula said...

I feel like I've been there and done that after reading about your jam packed week-end. Glad you all had such a nice time.

a corgi said...

glad the dress worked out! sounds like you had a fun packed weekend! so glad Chris had a chance to do some fun things with you all!


ADM DESIGN'S said...

Sounds like you all had a great time

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