I had a lovely and touching post written out about the healing power of friendship but it got blown up by my internet connection.
So instead I will say I had a lovely and much needed beach weekend with some of my best girlfriends and I feel refreshed and ready to take on the world!
The weather was beautiful, the water was beautiful and there were dolphins swimming close to shore.
The view from our rooms!!! Just feeling and smelling that ocean breeze is a healing tonic in itself.
Live music all weekend under the statue of Neptune didn’t hurt, either.
Yes, I brought my knitting to the beach. I did work on it for awhile but couldn’t quite remember the pattern so I had to give up. Then my ipod died, but it was pretty old. Now I am craving a iphone to replace it. I also managed to get a wicked sunburn on my knees, of all places, despite scrupulous applications of sunscreen.
We had our normal book discussion (by the infinity pool!) and had some heavy moments but also found time to laugh, like when we spotted a man at the restaurant wearing a thick fur coat; he was telling everyone it was chinchilla. It looked and felt more to me like he’d shaved some gross shaggy acrylic stuffed animals and sewed together a coat. Are there shaggy chinchillas???
I don’t know what’s up with my strap. It wouldn’t stay up. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the cocktails we had with dinner.
How lucky do I feel right now? I have a great family, some wonderful adorable animals, and incredible friends, both in book club and out.
Add to that the fact that fall is just around the corner and my heart is brimming!