I”ll stay in the shallow end today, but I’ll still jump right in.
So yeah, that happened. Vowapalooza is in the books. It took a day to undo the damage that can happen from when damn near everyone you’ve met the past 20+ years all get together and everyone wants to buy you a round. And you turn down none of them. I’m just thankful I had the good sense to turn down what turned into a six pack of champagne that was sent to our room at various times. So I was a little hazy yesterday and wasn’t sure if I could string together what I wanted on here but I’m back today. Great googley moogley that was great. I will speak for Elizabeth and the girls, All the family, new friends, old friends, friends I’ve never actually met, It was tremendous. A true heartfelt thanks go out to all that attended. Just turning around seeing so many familiar faces after sticking the cross up was overwhelming to say the least. The only problem was there was so many of you we didn’t feel like we got to say hey to everyone in a proper way. We’ve tried to text/Facebook/message/block out the sun to get in touch with you to say thanks. And for those who couldn’t get here but sent thoughts, thank you too. And the folks who made sure we were taken care of, We’re blown away. I’m amazed it actually got pulled off. Truth be told, we were worried. I was terrified. What if it rains. What if the lemon bar is packed when we roll up. What if the beach is stormed by Russians (well thank god I had the helicopter flying over protecting us. You can thank me later). I was truly a dream of a day that if you have a midlife crisis, and can get a couple hundred of your closest friends together to feel the love, I suggest you do it. Amazing. And since its my blog I’m going to get a little sappy and say how much I love my daughters Hannah and Haley and my amazing, beautiful, strong, exceptional, loving wife. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t realize how lucky I am that she’s stuck with me and yeah. I can’t believe I’m at a loss for words while I’m writing but twenty years. Phew. How’d that happen. I love you more.
So back to real life. Little tough. Still a little pain in the middle of our heroine (started Saturday but she’s a savage of the highest level so she went hard). She has radiation on Wednesday (happy anniversary right?). They’re hitting the left side of Larry this time. We’re looking and talking about some alternative stuff that we’re bringing up to our doctor when we see him on September 11th (yep, 9/11). So we’ll see. In the meantime we’re going to have a great trip to Orlando at the Gaylord Palms courtesy of my aunt and uncle. Just blow this popsicle stand. But this all is going to start again soon.
One more thought on this weekends events. I thought about it the other day and all the awesome (and I dont use that word lightly) people we have kept in touch with before or met in the last twenty years. It’s mind boggling to try to process. Much less, have them all in one place. Either in body or spirit. It’s really cool when you think about it. There’s an old saying that you can judge a man (or a woman if you are one) by the company he keeps. Well from this weekend, we don’t need to worry about how we’re judged. You guys are the best. There’s definitely a lot of people still riding this wave and we’re grateful for the strength in numbers. Gotta stay positive right? This is a shorter one tonight as I’m still a little groggy from the damn bartender overserving me. Love each and every one of you though. Blog at you later. BIG KISS. MUAH!!!