I love my younger sister SO MUCH. She is one of my favorite people. She is an amazing person and I love being around her. She has a demanding career and the pandemic has been very taxing on her. Even though my least favorite time to go to the beach is in July – I’m going because she wants to go and I want to spend time with her. My teen daughters are going also so we can have some female bonding time.
We are paying way too much for an ocean front hotel room – that is another reason why I hate going to the beach “on season”. It’s the same damn room as any other time but I have to pay 2-3 times as much. Crazy. Whatever. These past two -three years have been hell so I guess I can suck it up. What is more important is that we will be together for 3 days and 2 nights.
Don’t feel bad for my husband. He and our cat Ivan are both very excited about having quiet time without any estrogen. I’m sure they have very important things to do like watching movies and playing video games. Do I hope they will fit in time to fix the lattice and maybe work on my computer? Of course I do. A girl can hope, can’t she? LOL
We don’t plan to do anything special at the beach – just be in each other’s company. I will do my best not to burst into flames on the beach. I am already too hot as it is. I will have an umbrella and copious amounts of ice cold water and a fan and a hat and sunglasses. . . The teen girls are really looking forward to splashing in the ocean and digging in the sand. I will try not to think about riptides, sea jellies and sharks. My sister will enjoy tanning and relaxing on the beach chair. I will try not to worry about her getting skin cancer. I know, I know, I TOLD you I don’t usually go to the beach in the summer! LOL I’m a spring, fall, winter at the beach kind of gal.
Believe it or not, what I am most excited about are the quiet lulls in the hotel when we are just all sitting around doing nothing. That is when I love to look around and see the looks on these beautiful women’s faces. I know that my youngest will be pursing her lips out as she creates characters on Gotcha, the eldest will be chuckling to herself as she reads the latest memes, my baby sister will be checking on her cats via phone while sipping on a beverage. I love just seeing them safe and content.
Okay, okay I am also looking forward to my sister and I enjoying a huge pile of steamed seafood. She is my favorite person to do that with. My BFF does not eat seafood, my husband and eats fried shrimp at the most, I enjoy eating coconut shrimp with Jo’s man, but the one person in my life that liked seafood as much as I do is my sis. We will find a nice shack and get a pile of crab legs, clams, shrimp and whatever else we can get our hands on. If there is anything our mama taught us was how to eat seafood. I can pick any crab clean and no shrimp stands a chance with me or my sister.
I’ll be sure to share on Monday. Until then, hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to stop and take a breath and enjoy the simpler things in life. Thanks for reading, always!