I have missed you! I read some blogs on my phone, but honestly, it is a PITA to post a comment (and impossible on some).
So, first up Hilton Head. It was nicer than I anticipated. Actually cooler than home (80's versus 90's). The first night was just everyone hanging out in the hotel's sports bar and outside (we had corn hole and darts set up). It was humid for sure. Around midnight some of the guys (liquored up) decided to go swimming in the ocean. I (Mother Hen) was a bit worried, but everyone survived...even though one jerk went in at 1 a.m. by himself for 40 minutes!!.
I woke early the next day to a beautiful sunrise (I had opened the drapes in my room which faced east). But soon the dark clouds raced in and we had thunder storms. Des (my accountant) and I had our spa appointments at 11:30: Sugar Glow: a body rub with coconut sugar followed by a massage with pineapple oil. Heavenly.
The sky stayed cloudy, but our boats still took off. We were soaked! I had on white jeans that were literally plastered to my body (not attractive). Most of the guys got pretty tanked with stopping at 3 bars, but the ride was fun (despite the rain and the spray from the boat). We saw a lot of dolphins and at the end, this guy came up to say hello:
Our limo ride to the airport Wednesday morning was a no-show! Luckily the hotel called a cab and we were fine (Hilton Head airport has 1 gate...not a big place). I managed to knit exactly two rows on my sweater Tuesday morning. That was it!
I worked Thursday and Friday which were very busy. Thursday Colin came over and grilled lamb chops. And a head of garlic. We had fresh grilled garlic on our lamb. Delicious!!
Saturday Colin was back and grilled skirt steak for steak tacos. They were wonderful. He made guacamole and pico to go with and we also had radish greens from our garden on the tacos. Yum!!
Sunday we met friends for lunch (hi Dee & Steve) which was so nice and ran a few errands. Today has been lazy (after a morning of frantic cleaning of bathrooms and bedrooms). I managed to clean up the yarn barf from the other week and it is ready to become something...most likely socks. I've knit a few rows on the sweater and am hoping I'm just about up to the armholes...ready to start the fun part - the sleeves!
Since I missed Friday Felines, here are some cute pics of Marcel and Talbot who helped Colin with the laundry today:
Marcel in the washer.
And Talbot on the clean laundry.
I counted up and read 18 books between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I had a total of 5 that fit on my Book Bingo sheet...and no bingo for moi. But, I played the way that worked for me...reading what I wanted and reading all your blogs and getting book suggestions.
Right now I'm reading "Less" (Pulitzer winner) which I am finding just ok. Fletch and I have also started reading the collection of Flannery O'Conner short stories after dinner. They are not disappointing! I haven't read them in probably 30 years or so, but really enjoying again.
This coming week is going to be busy at work. But, I am looking forward to hooking up with Dee, Bonny and Bridget next Saturday at the New Jersey Sheep & Wool Festival. Woo-Hoo!!!