I have a lot of thoughts rattling around in my brain today so this is going to be a “purge post” of several of those things. So, in no particular order, here we go:
I am SO EXCITED that my sister gave birth to her son yesterday! I’m looking forward to lots more pictures of Josiah and eventually getting up there to smother him in kisses. I don’t know when that’s going to happen, since our financial situation for the second half of the year isn’t looking optimistic, but when it happens, it’s going to be awesome. Especially because it’ll mean smothering all the rest of my nieces and nephews in kisses, too.
We had a lot of fun over the weekend with our friends from out of town visiting. It’s a pair of sisters, the boyfriend of one, and the two teenage sons of the other. We had people ALL OVER in our house! It was great! We went down to Savannah one day and walked all over, stopping at the candy store on River Street and through the squares. We had dinner at a Scottish pub and went on a terrible walking ghost tour that we skipped out of early. By the time we left, everyone was exhausted, with sore feet, and irritated at the tour guide. But dinner was excellent!
We took them to Hunting Island another day. It was a beautiful day and we splashed in the waves some, sat in the shade and chatted some, and watched the boys with their boundless energy try again and again to catch a wave with the boogie boards. The beach was strange, though, because the water was filled with floating wood debris that made it really uncomfortable. The old foundations of buildings that had long washed away were exposed – the last time we came they were covered in sand. I had no idea there was so much concrete buried on that beach! The whole shoreline was changed. Apparently a big storm came through a couple weeks ago, but I was astonished at how much it affected the island.
The rest of the time, we sat around chatting and playing cards and enjoying each other’s company. We played a several hours long game of Munchkin, the boys played Halo, I taught the adults how to make bread in a breadmaker, one of the boys showed me some tips for the guitar, and the whole weekend was relaxed and fun and comfortable. After they left yesterday, the house was too quiet. I walked around looking at everything that’s not quite in the right places and the piles of bedding and Justin told me not to mope. “But they’re gone!” “No moping!” “But I miss them!”
On the other hand, a couple of our other friends, who live in Beaufort right now, are moving closer to Bluffton. They signed into an apartment over the weekend that’s 15 minutes or so from our place. They’re moving at the end of August and that’s going to be awesome. Okay, not the moving during a horribly hot time of year part because that’s going to suck. But having them so much closer is going to seriously rock chickens. Movie night!!
Meanwhile, have I mentioned that we’re not going to move? We couldn’t find anything we liked in our price range. So, that’ll hold off for another year, I guess.
My plans for this evening include cleaning our bedroom and the bathroom so they’re back the way they’re supposed to be, and maybe the kitchen because I’ll be in there making a loaf of banana bread anyway. Maybe watching some television, or reading the book I’m supposed to finish before book club on Saturday. Eating leftovers for dinner. And going to bed at a decent hour. It’s going to be exciting!