Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We Just Want to Have a Good Time & We Did


Have we ever had a Labor Day weekend in western Pa. as nice and sunny and hot as this one?  Not for a long time.  Considering the sucky summer we had, August and even now is gorgeous.

I found out that D (Donna) was in Erie on Presque Isle the day before we were....bummer.  It really is pretty.  I've always liked to go there.  The kids were never crazy about Lake Erie.  Hey, 86 miles from home...sand and some surf.  The Isle extends, I think, about 10 or so miles out into Lake Erie like a hook.  One side is the bay; the other the Lake.  There is a bike/walking trail the whole way around.  There wasn't a bike to rent so we hung out at the beach and carried on. 

Becky was whiter than Casper the ghost and got burnt.  We had seafood at a great restaurant and headed home.  I would have loved to have stayed the night but Becky wanted to get home.  Meg and I hung out at the pool yesterday.  Hot, it was and gorgeous again.  Ribs on the grill....yum.

Now, back to reality.  I got my car inspected today and yet again had problems.  I had to put $150 into have the brake calipers cleaned and lubricated and, of course inspected.  This wasn't covered by the warranty.  Sucks....blah.

And my BF and I have to be at the hospital at 5am tomorrow morning.  Sugery at 7.   His brother will be there.  Not my choice but I'll deal with it.  He's a handful, though.  I have a headache and am jumping down everybody's throat tonight.  I'm fit to be tied.  I want to run away to Erie again and just lay on the darned beach.  BTW:  my doctor started me on Zocor.  Dang, my cholesterol is borderline high.  So back to tweeking mydiet again and more walking.

I just want to have fun.  Megan just wants to have fun.  Poor Becky is so serious and can't understand how goofy we get.  She thinks we have no stress...boo ha ha.  She is still weepy and sad about her BF.  And I'm rambling like a fool right now.

Prayers, good thoughts, etc. please for the surgery.  I'm off to walk Grizzly.  I sort of like going when it's dark now for some reason. 

Love you all.....Chris


queeniemart said...

You have a tattoo on your boob.
Great pics!!!! Love seeing you and the girls soaking up that sun. I am glad you went and enjoyed yourselves. I think you and i both need to boycott cars. Oh wait, then how will we get anywhere?! UGH!
I have been thinking about you and BF ALL day and i will worry until you email or post. Be safe, know we all love you and i know he will be fine. HUGE HUGS my friend.

chat2missie said...

Looks like you and the girls had a great time!  I'll be keeping your bf in my prayers tomorrow.  Keep us updated!

sugarsweet056 said...

Looks like such fun! Glad all had a nice time.
Prayers being forwarded upwards. {{}}

bojgill4375 said...

What a neat way of showing your photos! :)  Looks like you guys had a great time with lots of fun!! Awww so sorry about your car. Sometimes it just seems like it is one thing after another! (Prayers) Hope things get better soon!! Hugs, Janie

tpiez4me said...

What a beautiful vacation!!  Great pictures and beautiful girls....girls just wanna have fun!


nightmaremom said...

ohhhh your pictures are great... and ya'll look like ya had a great time.  Glad you got a picture of the coaster over the road... that was pretty cool.
Hugs to you ... and next time lets plan going the same day!  LOL
love ya

psychfun said...

Oh man do I wish I was there! I love Seagulls...thanks for the pix of them!

Prayers for your brother's wife & bf on the way. Haven't found out yet? I wonder if she got bit by a bad mosquito?

My dad is on some med for his & he eats chips & ice cream & now his cholesterol is like 120! Ugh!

xlxravenheartxlx said...

Found my way here by way of Donna over at This and that, and hockey! Just wanted to drop by and say hello, and check out your photos of Presque Isle. Great shots! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time.

Take Care,

lisa41076 said...

Chris, will keep your BF in my prayers , nice to have an entry from you, Hugs Lisa

lisa41076 said...

Chris, will keep your BF in my prayers , nice to have an entry from you, Hugs Lisa

sugerb6 said...

Prayers for your bf to have a successful surgery and prayers for you not to be a bundle of nerves. Hope you can get some rest tonight. I love the pics and I'm sure it was relaxing. I wish you & Donna could have met each other.

lv2trnscrb said...

will say a prayer for your boyfriend and his surgery; cute pictures!!! I love your tattoo!!

looks like you had a great time and said goodbye to summer with a wonderful trip and then day at the pool yesterday!

try some red yeast rice; that's supposed to be good to lower the cholesterol; I think you can find it at a health food store; also omega-3 fatty acids

take care of yourself!


mcknansmom said...

thank you for sharing the pics.  my prayers are with you and bhe bf.  take care

astoriasand said...

The pics are fantastic Chris.The girls have both beautiful figures. Looks a beautiful place to be.Lovely pic of yourself.Prayers for your BF going up.I'll be thinking of you all.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

madcobug said...

Sending up prayers that your BF will have a successful surgery and that things will go ok. Great pictures. Helen

sangrialel said...

It looks like you had such a good time!  I will keep you in my prayers.  Linda

glensfork4 said...

prayers going up for BF.....


jeadie05 said...

Your girls are beautiful and yes what a good time ..prayers for BF ..LOVE jAN XX

pharmolo said...

Pleased you had a nice holiday weekend, Chris. Hope it will all go well with your bf, and if anybody rubs you up the wrong way: ignore.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((CAB))))))))))))))))))))I am glad you all had a fun Labor day weekend.You need to get out there and have fun,you cant just worry all the time,belive me,I do.I cant remember the last time I was silly and goofy.I will pray for your Bfs surgey and I hope Becky will start to feel better.

freemansixpack said...

what a great looking place. glad you had fun and it was such a nice day.
prayers for your Bfs surgey

take care,

queenb8261 said...

What a fantastic looking  place. Looks like you all had a blast. I'm so tied down that a trip to the Post Office would be a big deal now. I don't know when we're ever going to get a vacation. Tom needs a wife to help him with the girls. We lunch with out 5 &6 yr old granddaughters today. Rich ate with the "baby", Kenzie. She is Grampa's girl. I had lunch Shelby. She will be 7 in Oct.
I sure hope your BF's surgery went well. Thinking of you, luv N Hugs, Barb

eyesbaerle said...

Woohoo......... great pictures! Love the bouncing beach ball and the colorful umbrella ......... thanks so much for sharing. I am happy you had the chance to spend time with your loved ones and relax a little bit. Hugs, Maria

lanurseprn said...

Loved your pictures and the graphics you added are GREAT! You are so creative! I'm glad you all had a good time.
By now you BF is done with surgery and I pray that it all went well for him. Keep us posted.
Hugs and love, Pam xoxox

joe1700 said...

I still don't like that song, RB.  Should have gone with you girls.  joe

sunnybethe said...

I love the photos and the "Rock You" set up.  Hehee-It does loook like you had a good time!  hugzzz...

pprrrr39 said...

Oh my............... i want to swap places with you right now !!!!!! What an absolutely beautiful place......... i would trade places right now to lay on that beach......... that sure looks like heaven to me .

I hope that everything went well with your boyfriends surgery...... will catch up now
Take care
Hugs Jayne

hrt2heart615 said...

Hi Chris..  

I'm playing catch up here, so I will be reading further and commenting as I go.  I am so behind!  Looks like you all had a great time on your little vacay!  Loved the pictures!  Yes, Becky is very fair.. while your Meg and yourself are tan.  I'm so glad you had a good time.  I am praying that all went well with your BF's surgery, and that you didn't get yourself to stressed out in the process.

I'm sorry I didn't call you, but, while we were out in Pittsburgh, my cousins grandson had to be rushed to Children's hospital for open heart surgery.  He is only 7 years old.  What a terrible time that was.  He is doing fine now, but our vacation was pretty stressful.  The only good time we had was towards the end, when Gina and I rented a car and drove into Lancaster (actually, Intercourse and Bird in Hand, and thereabouts) to tour the Amish farmland and visit one on one with an Amish couple.  We had a blast for those 2 days.

Okay.. on to
I do hope it's all good news!

Love you