24 days is a long time. 24 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (of ginormous quantity, but I’ll get to my new handles of love in a later post); 24 outfits (out of a suitcase); 24 nights of sleeping around like a gypsy (not like that); 24 showers to be had (now how do I shave my legs in this one?!), 24 e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g away from home. Let’s count to 24, shall we?
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You didn’t count with me. I forgive you. Anyway, no matter how you slice it, 24 of anything is nothing to sneeze at. Especially when 24 is the number of days that you spend away from home. Now don’t get me wrong, Upstate NY will always be home to me. It’s the only place I ever called home before Charleston budged with a vengeance. I absolutely love more people there than there are beers in my fridge (which you know means a lot if you know my husband!). We had a great trip with many fun adventures (I’ll highlight some throughout the month or so), but boy am I glad to be HOME! Home is where my Spikey is. Home is where I sweat the second I walk out the door. Home is where I can smell the ocean air…oh, and sometimes the paper mill (who cares!). Home = Charleston and I couldn’t be prouder.
I have one HUGE piece of news to share (no, I’m not pregnant – calm yourself down). Well, do you remember how I said that June 28th was going to be a big day? A new chapter? Life changing? Well, it sure bleeping was. It’s time to let you in on the secret. I know, I know – I haven’t been nominated for the Academy Award of Secret Keepers. Humor me, no? Surprise or not, exciting it remains. Here goes…the BIG news is (drumroll National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation style, pretty please)…
MY PARENTS HAVE MOVED TO CHARLESTON!!!
We have recruited the first (and I swear to you not the last) of loved ones down to this beautiful city. And my parents will be living close by. Like really close. Like super duper pooper scooper close. Like, I could yell out my window and they would hear me kinda close. Yupper duppers…we are neighbors, folks. Expect many stories about their take on the South and how they’re adjusting. This is going to be FUN!
I’ll leave you with some fun pics from our time in NY, to be followed up with stories and explanations. And oh yeah – I am going to blog EVERYDAY in the month of July. Long or short – everyday. I can’t wait! Girlfriend’s got lots to say!!!
p.s. The D Family is heading down for the 4th weekend – can’t wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s.s. Spikey might be dying/dead. More details to come. =/
Beach Count: 44 (ocean temp = 86°!)
Pool Count: 11
High Temperature: 89°