Groundhogs Day (AKA longest post ever)

This week has felt like 5 Mondays in a row.  I thought it would never end but here we are, it's Friday, and we are heading to the beach.  I am so so thankful to squeeze in one last summer beach trip for the year.  Although we will go back during the cold months this trip is different, we are going without Scarlet.  We are so blessed with awesome parents that love to go on grand-baby watch so we can have some "adult time." Get your mind out of the gutter, nowadays adult time means staying up late, not worrying about nap, and drinking copious amounts of wine without having to wake up at 7am.  My mom is picking her up from school today and she will be spending the weekend at our house with little Macon.  I told her they were going to meet Dora on Sunday at The McWane center and she LOST HER MIND!  SO, last weekend Johns parents came and got S on Friday so John & I could go see our close to favorite band.  (Told you we have awesome parents)!  Phish came to Birmingham after 13 years!  We got hippied out (cause that's our nature) & joined about 20,000 others for some great tunes.  My body does not work like it used to.  After 4 solid hours of groovin' (with the Grizas no less) I could hardly move.  To think I used to go to 3 day shows & festivals!  I couldn't do that now if it was free and that shit ain't free!  $11 a beer will make ya think before ya drink that's for damn sure!

(yay I LOVE hippies)
Here we are playing in the lot.  That girl playing with her phone is our friend Mere.  This was her first show & she loved it!  She also LOVED people watching :)  The band put on a fabulous show for us which says a lot after a summer tour!

As always, the light show was great and what made it even better was being on the 8th row!  What what!

Next order of business.  I gave Scarlet a can of shaving cream yesterday in the tub.  Best $0.97 we ever spent.  She loved it.  Please believe we will have this at hand forever.

She is so full of attitude you guys.  Lately we have been butting heads & I hate it.  I want her to obey, I want her to be patient and gracious and have manners but sometimes she frustrates me so bad that I yell.  Then I feel bad.  I try to be patient with her but this age, this age is killing me ya'll.  And she learned the word "doo-doo" at school which she thinks is hilarious.  She just loves to say it & watch me squirm.  Doing my best to ignore it.

SO you heard about that hurricane?  I have some friends that have a condo where ours is but they live there full time.  They stuck around and had a hurricane party this week.  Good shit guys. 

Our place fared well.  The marina next door has cameras that we can log onto online and pan around so it was pretty neat to watch the hurricane coming in on real time.  By the time the rain slowed down and all the water came in from the gulf, the water level was at our docks!
Those are normally a good 6-8 feet above water!  Crazy.  Glad Orange Beach was ok, but sad for parts of LA & MS that got pounded.  
I never intended for this to be the longest post ever but this has been the longest week ever so I'm ok with it.  Hope everyone has a smashing Labor Day.  Be safe, get some sun.  It'll be fall before we know it!  


  1. See you soon!! Its beautiful down here today :)

  2. I really can't tell you how I used to do 3 show panic runs. There is no way these days. I can't hang! Y'all h e fun at the beach this weekend. Have a cocktail for me

  3. Y'all have fun! I do feel like it has been an incredibly long week, too. And we haven't done much of anything besides grocery shop, run errands, play, and work on consignment stuff! I'll see you Friday!


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