Friday, March 13, 2009

To The Beach

People, please keep me in your thoughts... I am off to Galveston this afternoon with 4 girls and 4 boys. For 2 nights!

Thank goodness another mom will be joining me tomorrow.

At 50 years old, I don't know if I still have the stamina to keep up with these hormone-laden creatures.

The bad part is I had to be in the office at 7:00am today, which means I got less sleep, will be more tired, and have to be a monitor until the wee hours of the morning. Yikes!

Plus, to top it all off, we're having record lows for this time of year. Right this moment, it's 45 degrees and that's the predicted high for the day. Luckily, it's supposed to be 54 in Galveston.

There won't be any swimming going on.

I am interested in getting down there to see the after-effects of Hurricane Ike - it was really devastating to the island. They've done a massive amount of clean-up, but I hear there are parts that are still bad.

On the Bolivar peninsula (a ferry ride away), it is complete devastation. Just heard on the radio this morning that some of the main roads are still being cleared and repaired. Ike was 8 months ago.

I'm rambling now, but thinking about this is bittersweet in a way. My great-grandmother had a beach house on the peninsula where I spent every summer of my childhood (until I was 17). It's just gone.

I miss it and I miss her.

So, I'll loop back around and ask you to send some good vibes my way!


LaurieJ said...

Oh boy! Good luck with the 8 teenagers :-)
Grandma's are the best and carry the best memories

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

good vibes Lynda, good vibes.......and I bet things warm up tomorrow!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

May the force be with you....

linda said...

Been there, done that! I was ALWAYS the mom that took the kids on outings. Good luck and hope all goes well.

(I'm still that mom and mine are 20 and 23...I'm in a hotel room as I write this. We're trying to show my daughter's college roommate some CA sights. Heading to Disneyland tomorrow...I'll be exhausted on Monday too!)

Debbie said...

Good luck! Sounds like you might need it.

The Blonde Duck said...

Let me know what it's like. My husband and I were thinking about going down in April...

Kerrie said...

Hope you have a stash of Margaritas...they will help...!!!

You are a great parent to do this for the kids, big bravo to you. Wish I were closer so I could come and join in the fun.

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