Saturday, September 15, 2007

I AM BACK HOME FROM THE BEACH!!!!



I got back home this morning before noon so that I could take it easy...smile!! Smile!! Before it was time to go once again!! I got some things done but boy is it ever hard to do without air conditioning!! I know we are all spoiled but when it is really hot and the humidity is high then it is hard to do too much without it!!

We had a small group come this time to our 2nd annual GREETERS RETREAT!! We did have a good time and so glad that I went!! Last year was of course our first time. We have a couple in our church that lets us "borrow" their beach house for 2 nights and 2 days!! It is really nice with a secret pool. Well I call it a secret pool because it is so hidden right beside the house!! It is surrounded by a fence that now has honeysuckle growing all over it!! The pool is "just the right size". We lounged in that yesterday afternoon!!

It was supposed to rain but the weather man was so nice to us and let it wait until last night late but when the rain came it simply POURED at least it did on Tybee!! WOW!!

We went to the beach Friday morning and walked and walked and walked!! Me being so fair skined and of course forgetting my suntan lotion I am now quite a pretty color of brilliant red!! Glowing for sure!! We had a great meal Friday night at a restaurant on the island. From the outside this restaurant looks like nothing at all. People kept telling us that it was very nice and had good food. We walked in and immediately thought that we were underdressed!! OOOps!! But the waiters said we were fine. It was really nice inside!! I am not of a seafood person but being out there you know you need to like SOMETHING!! I finally decided to order the crab cakes. You know the description was so tempting!! I picked wonderfully!!

We then went shopping at the beach shops!! This is what we do the best!! I bought a pair of brown hand made earrings!! We had a lot of fun!! I need to lose a lot more weight and then shopping will become a LOT more fun for me.

Next we decided that an ice cream shoppe would be fun!! I ordered a sugar cone with coconut almond joy ice cream!! HEY was that ever good!! Next WALMART HOPPING became the thing to do. One of our ladies had found sandals for 3.99 and well once the word got around about that.....well more shopping came into play!!

Coming home the heavens just opened up with rain, rain and more rain!! What a storm. The lightning was so bad that it almost hurt your eyes to see it!! WE saw a bad car accident. The car had even been on fire and was smoking when we went past it!! I just hope no one was hurt!!

All in all we had a great time with learning to know each other better and sharing ideas about what to do and what NOT to do in Greeting and being a better leader!! Time away is great. Now i am back to the everyday things of LIFE...NO air....HOT...bills that i had to pay...dish washer to unload....cat I had to give medicine too...well you know those things. I did miss ya'll a whole lot!!

Tomorrow I will get back to visiting!!

FLIP FLOP BACK IN THE BLOGGING WORLD ONCE AGAIN!!!





12 comments:

Melli said...

Looks like a happy group! Glad ya had fun!

Julie said...

looks like you had fun. I have pictures up from our cruise. We had fun.

Barbara said...

how great you get to stay at a beach house. looks like you ladies had a wonderful time.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Sandy, sounds like you had a wonderful time...I love a pool. Our weather is getting hotter now so swimming is going to be the thing to keep cool.

Thanks for your comment. I can understand about your love of trees. We love them too, and we have such a lot of bird life here. But these trees were dangerous and with the violent summer storms and the threat of cyclones, these seven were much too dangerous to leave, so down they came before someone was injured or killed.

Have a good week.

Linda said...

How horrible that your air conditioning is still out. You need to come up here. We had a cool front move in and it was in the 70's today with no humidity. Just perfect. Getting down into the low 50's tonight. Great sleeping weather.

Glad you had a good time at your retreat!!!

Talk..to..Grams said...

So sorry about the AC it has to be so miserable for you all! I hate HOT!! I will come back tomorrow and read everything.... Kelly needs this computer so I had better get off... and yes I was so surprise as anyone about all the comments!! I signed up early and maybe that is what did it!! I came back to my blog after signing up and had a bunch and nearly fell off the couch!! Left and went out and wrote comments and came back and there were more!! It was fun

Love and Hugs!! I missed you while you were gone!

Denise said...

Welcome home my friend, glad you had such a nice time.

Lazy Daisy said...

Hope you are cooling off. We enjoyed the cooler weather in Canada. Miss you so much!

Talk..to..Grams said...

I did come back and read your post!! we did have the other computer a mac and it froze all the time and a lot of other stuff so we have Kelly's laptop.... we share..... It sounds like you had a good time except for getting sunburned!! Don't you love the beach!!
I wrote a devo today, tried my hand at it..... if you get time come and read it....

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time at the beach.

I love crab cakes especially the ones I order at one of my favorite restaurants Italianni's.

Peggy said...

Welcome home. You have such wonderful adventures

Hootin'Anni said...

This post looks and has the feel of a great time had by all!!!