Monday, August 25, 2008

Great Weekend

We had a wonderful Saturday evening! A frequent commenter here (Terre) and I first met at Buckeye Girls State in June of 1975. Although we lost touch for a long time, the Virginia Tech tragedy in April of 2007 actually brought us back in contact. (It's a long story for another time.)

Terre lives in Virginia but still has some family a county over from us. She, her husband, and her youngest son came to see her father and to attend a family birthday party Saturday, then came here to see us for the evening.

Although we met Terre, her youngest son, her oldest daughter and her boyfriend for lunch one day last summer, this was the first time we'd met her husband. Terre always said he'd get along with anyone, and she's absolutely right! By the time they left, it was as though we'd known him forever!

Terre has gone through a difficult experience this summer and she can now put it behind her, so she has one more week to relax before she starts back to school. I, for one, am very grateful that she decided to relax by heading back to Ohio for an all too brief visit.

We had the BEST time with them! They have had so many life experiences and have made sure that their children have too. Not only are they both intelligent, articulate people, they are also funny and witty. Their son is too. He just says exactly what he's thinking and holds nothing back...I love it! With him, you will always know where you stand!

As I've stated many times here, we don't do a lot, so when something happens, it's well worth writing about. It was so refreshing to spend some time with other adults, ahhhhhhh.... They are such a great couple too. It's so obvious that after 22 years of marriage he still absolutely adores her, and vice versa. I felt as though they're like us...the starts just happened to be in the right alignment when we got together, and things just all went RIGHT from there on.

Yesterday I spent about 4 hours in the pool. I was in for about an hour and a half, then Patty, my sister in law, came over. We were both in the water for a while, then my parents showed up. My mom is still doing well with her floating with a noodle. I'm very proud of her! We all had a nice time, but by the time I came in I could tell that I'd had a little too much sun. My lips are sunburned. Yep, who would have thought that could happen? Several years ago I had some sunblock lip balm, but do you think I have any clue where it is?? Of course not...that would make things way too simple. So my lips are fried. They're starting to feel a little bit better now though.

All in all, it was a very nice relaxing weekend...and for that I'm thankful!


Paulie said...

Always nice to touch base with old friends. Glad you had a great weekend! I spent time with friends last week too! Read about it on Sunday's blog and more coming this week.

Terre said...

Our time at your house and the Rod Stewart concert was the best weekend I could have had all summer. We started back to school for teachers today and I'm exhausted!!!! But I'm so happy to be going back to the classroom without that black cloud above me. By the way, Rus enjoyed you guys so much he's already figured out his way back to your house to visit again...he's such an Ohio wanna be :o) Ter

Jen said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love hanging out with friends.