I married and became a first-time mom at the age of 45; two years later I was told I was POST menopausal so I started blogging. You will find a mix of personal stories, humor and the most Luxurious Giveaways for us busy moms!
Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, take it easy and ask a question.
I remember my first "record player" when I was in my early teens. I couldn't wait to go out and buy my first LP and when I did, I purchased "Electric Jewels" by April Wine. My second record was "School'sOut" by Alice Cooper.
How about you? Do you remember the first LP/CD/Tape you purchased?
My favorite childhood Summer memories are of the camping trips we would take to the beach. We would all pile into the old Volkswagen van my dad had converted into a camper and head to an ocean campground more than three hours away.
The old van had all the conveniences we needed. The back hatch would open up to reveal a makeshift kitchen on a slab of plywood atop the motor and inside the van was a bench and table that folded down into a bed. When I think back, I don't know how we managed with five of us crammed into that van but we did. We would make friends with the other kids and spend the days scouring the beach for seashells and rocks, poke at jellyfish with sticks and build sandcastles.
Now that I'm the mom, I want my daughter to enjoy the beach, the sand and the waves just like I did. I'm so lucky to have a friend with a cottage on a gorgeous beach here. Each Summer when she opens up her cottage, we all scramble for our turn to spend the day with her and her children. When Karen prepares lunch or dinner, she makes plenty never certain of how many hungry kids will be landing there with sun kissed-cheeks and smiling faces pulling up a chair at her huge kitchen island.
And that's where I will be spending my day today. Karen and I will be watching our children play while we lounge around the beach, eat junk food and bitch about our husbands. Ahhhh....paradise!
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First, I want to thank everyone for their emails and well wishes during my recovery. It meant a lot to me and I have to say, I missed the day to day fun we have out here.
Overall, my hand surgery went smoothly and to my surprise, I'm typing just as quickly and easily as before, maybe even a little better :)
So here's the best part of having hand surgery!! We had to hire a cleaner to take over the heavier housework!
I missed cooking but within a week, I was chopping and preparing meals just like before although I played up the "lame" hand to keep the cleaner. Once hubby got used to to the idea of having a cleaning lady on a regular basis, he didn't take much convincing to keep her. Yay!!!
I'm just so glad to be back!!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer so far!