Monday, June 12, 2017

TWTW - the one with the 40th celebration

My welcome to the shore moment Thursday night was a full moon over the water. I saw the moon again at 5:30 am Friday, along with a lovely pink and yellow sunrise. The moon was also lovely Friday night, and the strawberry moon Saturday night was amazing. I am a child of the moon.
After sunrise Friday I organized stuff in our apartment with my trusty label maker like the dork I am and hit the Ventnor City Farmers Market for some knish, berries, local honey, soap, and a sweet bracelet.
Six friends with over 25 years of history living in four different states with full lives and responsibilities plus very different schedules means picking a date months in advance and praying it still works for everyone when it arrives. It did, and it was great. At various times with these women I feel 12, 16, 18, 22, 30, 35, 40. They've been there through it all, and Lord do we have a ton to reminisce over and laugh about, past and present, while we ruminate on the future together.

After Laura and I picked Kim up at the AC Airport, we met Melissa and Angie at the house and spent the day on the beach. KVSR arrived early Saturday and aside from the kayakers' foray into the bay, we spent Saturday on the beach as well, simultaneously entertaining and repelling people around us with our always ridiculous conversations. Laura and I walked the boards Friday and Saturday night like we did when we were 13 except instead of dressing up to troll for boys like we did then, we went as we were trolling for old lady flip flops and candy. We had lights and a mic thanks to Melissa. We hung out on the porch and couches, walked for coffee in the mornings, and covered conversational topics that ran the gamut from topical to unsuitable for public. Kim and I stopped for a Kohr Bros on her way out of town. I truly love these women and had a great time.
#respectthegun #Ifeellikeyoudo #wattawattawatta #thekayakers

You cannot put a price on time together with people who know you like that, or the love and acceptance of people who love you, warts and all. Our goal is to reconvene here annually.

After cleaning up and clearing out, Laura hit the road first. Kim, Kim, Angie, Melissa, and I had lunch at Frankie's on the Bay, then KVSR, Angie, and Melissa hit the road too. Kim and I had a rest and got some Kohr Bros. I took her to the AC Airport, then headed back home to make three batches of shower spray, do a final house walk through, paint my nails (wet n wild Megalast in Bite the Bullet), clean up our apartment, load up my car, take the first outdoor shower of the summer season, and chill with MFD and the dogs before making a late trip to the beach. MFD came down to get a new grill (they don't last long in the salt air) and fix a leak in one of the upstairs bathrooms. And go fishing and get sunburnt like a fool. Dinner was a calzone and salad from Piccini.

Weekly food prep, happening tonight: breakfast is breakfast burritos from the freezer; snacks are power breakfast muffins and yogurt; lunch is salads with chicken (making tonight, I don't need lunch Monday), and dinners are chicken breasts marinated in pineapple/hot sauce thanks to My Shitty Kitchen over mashed potatoes as well as enchilada pasta.


 I did manage to finish a book on the beach on Saturday and start a new one Sunday night. Tomorrow is Show Us Your Books with me & Jana! See you back here for that.




Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


17 comments:

  1. You ladies should write a book about your friendship :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I think that's so awesome that you have such a strong friendship! Glad you had a nice time! Nothing like a good outdoor shower at the beach!

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  3. This makes my heart sing 🎶❣️ The word knish always makes me lol. A perfect and happy weekend for all. We are lucky ducks. Thanks to the universe ❣️❣️ Have a happy week.
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  4. so awesome!! you guys should definitely do the annual get together!

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  5. What a wonderful weekend with friends. You ladies should write a book about your strong friendship, it's so awesome.

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  6. I'd love to just be a people watcher watching you all - I bet you all are a scene to watch... in the best way.
    That bracelet is beautiful!!!

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  7. Sounds like an amazing weekend. There is nothing more precious then friends who have been with you through everything and will always be there for you.

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  8. Love love love times 1,000!

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  9. Oh I just love friendships like these, you have your own lives and when you get together it is like you never left! I love all the pics, you look like you had a blast! Thanks for the chicken marinade shout out, hope you love it as much as I do!

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  10. It really is crazy how much time and effort it takes to pick a weekend that everybody can meet up! I'm glad that y'all were able to do it, and hopefully y'all can do it again soon! Hooray for SUYB tomorrow!

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  11. Looks like such a fun weekend with your friends! So great that you have been able to stay friends all these years and that everyone could make it out for the weekend.

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  12. What a special, special group. SO cool they've been there through it alL!

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  13. What an amazing weekend with lifelong friends! So good for the soul to get together and celebrate!

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  14. This is so amazing. Girlfriend time is so important and the longer the relationship has baked, the more gratifying it can be. Love it!

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  15. The moon always amazes me over the ocean, but a full moon is even better! What an amazing weekend with friends!!! You girls have been through it all and still kicking it.

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  16. What an amazing weekend. When people know you like the women you spent the weekend with it is like going home.

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  17. So very few things in life compare to a girls' weekend at the beach with true friends!

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