Friday, March 23, 2007
Hello from South Carolina!
The sun is warm and shining. I'll be uploading more photos from today to flickr once my batteries recharge. In the meantime, this shot is from the sunset right down the street at the beach from where we are staying.
Beth (our hostess par excellence) has arranged a wonderful melange of friends and it's interesting to me how well we all mix! There's even an unschooler besides me among us. :)
Today four out of five went bike riding in a state park. Spanish moss, tall trees greening for spring, egrets, great herons, clams and oysters... Beautiful.
Mostly, though, everyone lies around braless as though we are cast members of "Enchanted April" - we've got quality cooking (homemade crust vegetarian pizza being assembled behind me as I type), multiple art easels with various paintings in stages of completion on the deck and in the living area, computers open to 365 blogs and college websites (and ESPN, of course), cameras, cell phones, recharging cords, reading glasses and cases, tea, Diet Coke, the makings of scary mixed drinks like the one I called "The Blue Lagoon" that Beth made for me last night (yeah, too much tonic water a sour drink doth make), limes for Coronas (my alcoholic contribution), chocolate chips, Midol, National Enquirer, two copies of People, Real Simple, white wine, bikes, flip flops with and without bling, and nail polish.
A very girly weekend.
In spite of all that estrogen, I did manage to coerce our little gathering into watching the NCAA games last night (which is in direct violation of the "girls getaway ethos" I might add - shows you just how crafty I can be when the Bruins are on the line!). Go Bruins! My brackets are still alive. I have OSU and UCLA in the finals with Florida and the Jayhawks going to the final four. Georgetown is my upset choice so we'll see if that happens.
Well, sunshine calls so I'm back to the deck to soak up some rays. Hope the sun's shining where you are too.