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A Full House & A Pair of Twins June 20, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, People.

For the past few days, we’ve had a full house.

An impromptu visit from a high school friend (someone I hadn’t seen in 35 years) overlapped with a planned visit from my sister and her family.

The result?  Less keyboard time in cyber-space than I’ve had in months.

It’s good to be back . . .

During the overlap, we had 5 adults, 4 teenagers, a golden labrador puppy, and our male tabby, Tigger, living, breathing, eating, sleeping, laughing, and conversing under one roof . . . except when we were outside  building castles in the sand, playing Marco Polo in the pool, and eating watermelon on the deck.

Even after Cindy and her 13-year-old twins (Bridget and Hugh) departed for Cape Canaveral to set sail on a Carnival Cruise, our days and nights swirled past in a kaleidoscopic whirl of . . . sand, salt, sun, surf, sea spray . . . sheets, pillows, towels, comforters, beach chairs, bathing suits . . . Boggle, Phase Ten, Rumicube . . . root beer floats, brownies, ice cream, cookies . . . barking, hissing, laughing, bike rides, beach walks . . . meals, movies, movies, meals . . .

With a matinée performance of Menopause The Musical (and more laughter) tossed into the mix for good measure.

Have I mentioned it’s good to be back?

Quote:  For all of us, the key is to pay close attention to which activities make us feel most alive and in love with life ~ and then try to spend as much time as possible engaged in those activities.  Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D


1. Richard W Scott - June 20, 2010

Gosh. How can you stand it?

nrhatch - June 20, 2010

We survived all the fun in the sun, but I bet we sleep like rocks tonight!

Happy Father’s Day!

2. Paula - June 20, 2010

Sounds wonderful to me…I’m never quite so happy as when I have our house full, nor as relieved when it’s empty again! The paradox of being a host/hostess!

nrhatch - June 20, 2010

You’ve summed it up perfectly, Paula.

We had tons of fun . . . but it’s nice having the villa to ourselves again.

3. cindy - June 21, 2010

Paula has it on the head. Sounds like you had a blast, but it’s always good when peace returns.

ps: brinjal is eggplant / aubergine.

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

Yesterday, the house seemed so quiet in the aftermath ~ a bit disorienting.

Today, there’s just a lovely silence filling the space. : )

It was fun while it lasted.

And thanks for the heads up about brinjal ~ now that I see your answer, I fear that I voiced the question once before without retaining your response. : )

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