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A Beachy Surprise

This morning, as he was leaving for an agitility show with Beefy, Röbert mentioned that Ty had called the other day and offered to take Merlin hiking with him today.  What a relief!  Merlin has been talking about some sort of invention he wanted to work on and I am pretty sure he expected me to take him to the hobby shop for a few items this morning.  My worst nightmare.  I ran out while the kids were still asleep, and grabbed some bread and preserves and butter so i could have a lil’ breakfast snack ready for Ty when he arrived.  Men!  He ate it right up!  Merlin was thrilled, I was thrilled and Ty looked pretty pleased to see his lil’ buddy again too.  They were heading over to pick up the twins and the chubby girl with glasses too.  Poor Ty.

Merlin completely forgot about the stupid invention when he heard about Ty's plans. Thank goodness!

Merlin completely forgot about the stupid invention when he heard about Ty’s plans. Thank goodness!

Since we wouldn’t be stuck with Merlin all day, I decided to take the other two to the beach with me.  They both seemed a lil’ congested on the way over, so I put the teensiest bit of benadryl in their water bottles to help them out.  They sure were tired out from all our fun yesterday I guess.  They both slept the day away.  They lay in the lil’ beach tent and I was able to surf and paddleboard and read my magazines.  What a glorious day!

The water is perfect and so is my tan. Come on in!

The water is perfect and so is my tan. Come on in!

I rushed home and made a homemade looking dinner for everyone.  Röbby asked Hummus and Starling what they had done all day and they had no idea.  LOL!  We went to the beach, sillies!

Just for fun, I enetered Hummus in a “cutest kid” contest yesterday.  If you want to vote for him, here is a link.  I think he is the cutest kid in the universe, of course.

http://www.thecutekid.com/photo-contests/20150815/cute-kid-photos-1439670288

Stay Away from Drugs!

This morning I took a lil’ drive over to the beach, to run along the boardwalk for a bit of a change of scenery.  You will never believe who I ran into (or maybe you will, I seem to see him everywhere).  It was Ty, on one of those stand up paddle boards.  I don’t think he spotted me, although I called and waved to him from the beach.  He seemed lost in thought.

Just paddling away.  He looked like he had something on his mind.

Just paddling away. He looked like he had something on his mind.

I am sure he is concerned about the downward spiral his friend Renata has taken in recent weeks.  Everybody at the gym was talking about the recent drug overdose that caused her to be taken away in an ambulance during the middle of the day.  I know most people who had been using her as their personal trainer had cancelled their sessions and the gym had to hire someone else to fill in.  Then, just a couple of days ago, my friend in the front office told me that they had received an anonymous call that Renata was sniffing something off a compact mirror in the bathroom.  When security asked to search her purse she refused and was escorted off the premises in tears.  I kind of wish I had been around to see that.  Gym drama!

I did happen by her apartment complex while walking Beefeater this afternoon, and it appears she is moving out.  No “boyfriend” around to help her, unfortunately, but her brother was there.  I guess she may be moving in with him and he lives about an hour away, or so I’ve heard.  It is neither here nor there to me.

It is too bad that she was so  cruel to lil' Hummus.  I might feel bad for her if she was nicer.

It is too bad that she was so cruel to lil’ Hummus. I might feel bad for her if she was nicer.

Anywho, Cari and I are on our way out to kick off the summer at a pop-up tiki bar in town.  It should be loads of fun.  Have a happy one.