Beach week is over now and it's so sad. I have one week left of vacation and that's even more sad. I don't feel ready to go back to school. Although, to be honest I don't feel like this summer was relaxing. I don't feel like I had any time at home to get stuff done. I wanted to get a lot done around the house and I didn't.
Anyhow, the beach was great. The house was right on the waterfront - it's the only way to go. We ate a lot and had cocktail hours and even went to the Pavillion a couple times and lounged around on the beach reading magazines and watched Dirty Dancing and on Friday the guys came to visit and we had dinner and played pictionary. Except we wrote our own prompts. And for some reason, there were a lot of Golden Girls references. We love that show. I thought I was being very clever with some of the prompts I wrote, but apparently I was a little unclear on the rules and it ended up backfiring on me because I was the one who had to draw "nobody puts Baby in a corner." Oops.
The drawing on the bottom left is the Golden Girls. You can tell because the really tall one is wearing a tunic with slacks, so obviously that's Dorothy Zbornak. Another prompt was "Stan, you're a pig in a cheap suit." Unfortunately Paola and I were on opposite teams and I was drawing for my team so I couldn't guess. She knew it as soon as she saw the pig face. So, we really like The Golden Girls. Here is a T-shirt I gave Paola for a present.
She loves it. You can't see it but under the Golden Girls, it says "Stay Golden." It's the greatest T-shirt ever. I saw it and knew Paola had to have it. She got a T-shirt for me in Italy that says "It's never too late for tasty." It's fantastic. I'll post a picture of it later. She almost got one that said "Have a great day with a hot drink." You gotta love it. She got "it's never too late for tasty" for herself too, so we can be twins. It has a tomato in a chef's hat on it. For Christmas I got her a shirt that says "Chester A. Arthur is totally A. awesome." We might be in a gift-giving rut. Next time I buy her a gift, I won't get a T-shirt, no matter how amused I am by it and no matter how funny I know she will find it. But the Golden Girls shirt kicks ass. Rita, Paola, Kristen and I posed like the T-shirt and took a picture. I was Blanche Devereaux. Both of these pictures are from beach week, but maybe I should post some from outside so you can see the beach.
Here's our beach house. We were upstairs on the right. The families in the other units were nice even though they were Yankees fans.
And clearly, I am not. The Sox lost both games of their double header with the Douchebags on Friday. It was upsetting.
Here's Rita, Meggies, Paola and me at the Pav. We don't usually go, but we did this year. Clothing is optional at the Pavillion and we opted FOR it.
And THIS guy is party central. He was our Pictionary emcee. I hadn't seen Nate in a couple weeks so I'm glad he could make it to the beach. He came on Friday. So did Paola's boyfriend Jon and Rita's boyfriend Nate. We had two Nates.
And here's Ryan and Kelley. They visited on Saturday and Sunday, at the beginning of the week. No one else had arrived yet, so it was just me and them. Very nice to have a day on the beach with them.
In summary, I love beach week and can't wait for next year.
Now I need to begin to prepare myself mentally to go back to work. This is gonna be rough.