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I'm late! Excuse and Pics
Friday, September 11th, 2009

It’s past noon here. I stayed up until after three last night, couldn’t sleep, kept going through my gazillion emails to see what all I’d missed and owed. Woke up around 10:30 AM, and about had a heart attack, because I was supposed to go to the 5-year-old’s school to eat lunch with her today. That started at 10:50, and I live a good 45 minutes from her.

So, did I blow it off? Could you? I dressed, washed my face, teeth, brushed my hair and was out the door in three minutes. Then I flew like a bat out of hell. Got there ten minutes late, and broke a dozen laws to do it, but it was all worth it.

Now I’m back home and going through my pictures. Wanted to post something quick just to get it up and thought I’d share this.

As always, there’s a story that goes along with this. This was our first day at the lake house. Only Sasha and I were excited about the water. The rest thought it was too cold, but Sasha’s from Canada, and I’m just a plain ole crazy water baby. We took out the paddle boat, although neither of us had ever been in one. We laughed our asses off just dragging it into the water and trying to board. But we made it in and started pedalling.

What we didn’t know, that the girls hanging off the balcony knew, was that there were two fishermen in a motor boat watching us. We started pedalling, but couldn’t figure out how to steer, so we were going in circles and laughing like crazy. One guy elbowed the other and pointed at us, and they started laughing. When I finally figured out there was this little lever I could push forward and back to steer with, we didn’t care so much that I couldn’t seem to steer in a straight line, so we kept making circles until our stomachs hurt.

After that day, the ladies always headed to the balcony whenever we started walking toward the beach.

I promise I have some very nice pictures of the lake and the ladies to share, but I haven’t downloaded them yet to my PC, so I’m sharing something Sasha sent me from our first night there. If you don’t recognize it, that’s the moon, looking very like a space ship. And if you look down and to the right, you’ll see a little green orb. Now, if you remember my blog from a really long time ago when I went on a ghost-hunting expedition, that’s a ghost “orb”—only swear to god, I’ve only seen them white. I’m thinking…moon-ship…that has to be an alien’s ghost! :mrgreen:

I’ll be back tomorrow, and I promise I’ll have those winners announcements and more pics!

8 comments to “I'm late! Excuse and Pics”

  1. Lisa J
    · September 11th, 2009 at 1:59 pm · Link

    You are wonderful to rush for the 5 year old. It means so much to them.

    Glad you are back. The picture on the lake looks great.

  2. Fedora
    · September 11th, 2009 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Wow–those are awesome photos! And hey, you did a good deed that day–it’s always a blessing to make someone else laugh! 😉

  3. Heather Brewer
    · September 11th, 2009 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Those pix are awesome. Can’t wait to see the rest.

    Can’t blame you for heading out the door in 3 min and breaking numerous laws to get to lunch (prob awful cafeteria food) with 5 y/o. Where do they live I know LR is about 45 min from where you live.

  4. Delilah
    · September 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Lisa! Yeah, I don’t want to damage my hero status with the little one.

    Fedora! Thanks! More are coming. And I’ll be seeing the little one again tomorrow to make up for all the time I spent away. Think we might try to see “9”.

    Heather! She lives near Bismark. I live in a rural area the far side of Arkadelphia from her.

  5. Brandy Walker
    · September 11th, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Nice to have you back. You now after you posted about Sanctuary I trotted off to Amazon and they said they had only 2 copies left. I ordered it that day and now have it in my hot little hands.

    Its like a deranged little game trying to get everything you have in print.

  6. Karin
    · September 11th, 2009 at 11:25 pm · Link

    I love the pictures, especially the one of the moon. That picture really is beautiful. I’m glad you and Sasha had such a good time on the water.

  7. Delilah
    · September 14th, 2009 at 11:24 am · Link

    Brandy! I like your brand of insanity!! Woot! 😆

    Karin! Thanks, Karin. We liked the water and each other’s company so much, we’re planning on a cruise.

  8. Karin
    · September 14th, 2009 at 11:45 pm · Link

    Oooh a cruise. I’m planning one of those for next month. I just have to clear the time off with my boss and I’ll be having fun.

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