Holidays gone, done, over with.
They were not as bad as I had thought , I had not made any plans at all and everything that was needed came in perfect order.
Sabrina has a lovely Christmas party, her house decorated to the max, felt warm and lovely. Rhonda and grandsons invited us all for the Christmas eve dinner, her new apartement is charming and the table was darn right gorgeous, the meal spectacular.
We all had a nice calm evening and I was asked to read my last story about Red.
I felt uncomfortable but then got into the swing of it and finished it with some tears. Tears of great memories of the ones no longer with us.
Christmas day was calm for both Bobby and I. He has had some set backs and Shannon could not come just yet until he is calmer with new medicine.
He missed all the parties but he is better that way without commotion.
Boxing day Sabrina and I took off for a few days at Jekyll Island.
If I cant be on the Hawaiian islands then I want to be in Jekyll.
It is quiet, one road around the island so to speak the rest is closed with some strategic parking lots among the giant old trees decorated with tons of
Spanish moss. I love Spanish moss, so do the chiggers. I did not tell Brie that as I made her take a photo with a moss wig.
I will post photos too.
We went to the other well spoken about St Thomas island but I like Jekyll better.
The best meal was at 31 latitude, I had Alfredo sauce with plenty of shrimp and
(can't find the word) the round white oh! scallops.
It was delicious, sauce no doubt made with pure cream, back on the hips I'd say.
We returned the next day for lunch so Brie could have her crab legs.
What we had not planned or knew is that L and C were there for Christmas and leaving the day after we came. We planned to have dinner together on the Monday but the traffic had other plans. From Columbia on 26 to 95 the Florida route it was
bumper to bumper, what usually takes 7 hours took us 11 hours so we had to cancel our engagement. L and C visited us in our room (they had the same hotel too) and brought a bottle of fine wine, I was also drunk from swaying in the car one yard at the time.....never again on Dec 26 will I leave the house...unless I fly somewhere...years ago Bob, young Bob, and I flew on Christmas day and the plane was virtually empty, we went to Belgium, of course.
The island trip was a jewel for me as it was quiet and the shops had nothing to make me spend money (that is rare) so it was all about walking the beaches and between the fantastic houses built around 1886 to 1900.
J P Morgan came there on his yacht and decided they need a club there.
They being the Astors, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers.
The club house is now a gorgeous hotel, we had lunch there and I watched the all white clad gents playing croquet on the lawn. My imagination took me to 1900 and I saw the ladies mix with the gents in gorgeous white lace dresses and big hats....oh what a sight it was...then I had to open my eyes again and settle for what was there now still enjoying the good life.
I did not find out what the rate was at the hotel, besides that I always want to be on the beach and ours was indeed right next to the beach and dunes, only 10 steps from our room. The rates were do-able but I am sure that when we left they went up as there was a Blue Grass Festival this week end and the hotel was filling up very fast.
It was a perfect get away, Brie drove a long distance to give me this thrill.
New Years week end, Shannon came but had to go home yesterday on Dec 31st.
Bobby at long last had a friend to talk with about all the latest in their lives.
Shannon gave me a gorgeous portfolio and in it I found most of my stories neatly typed and sorted. She called it "a work in progress". It was very sweet of her to
think so much about my stories.
Life is good....
2012 lets keep it good!!!!