So, yes, we're back from the beach and back to work (well, some of us are back to work). The beach trip was good and relaxing. We celebrated Ellie Gamble's birthday and we all got to meet Greg "Big" Johnson's new girlfriend, Paris, who rode in from Houston with him. We played bocce ball, drank Summer Delight, captured small sea creatures (including the Twang Dwelling Mercerfish), failed to see Rami produce an interpretive dance, and ate some fish and fiddled around. It was a good trip.
I'm tired, however, following the trip. Kellie Jo (Mandy's sister) arrives back in town tonight after spending the last couple of weeks in Seattle. We'll all be glad to have her back. Roundball and McSteans (my brother and sis-in-law) are flying in on Wed. to do some house hunting and run some pre-move errands. Susan is also flying in from a trip to Nantucket, and just to round out the scoreboard- as of this writing, no one from Tejas Trail knows whether or not Gretchen has had her baby (so far as I know). Good? Are we all on the same page?
Also, just in case you haven't been reading the comments section, I talked to Kim and she's already out of surgery and doing pretty well (she was kind of loopy on meds when I talked to her, but she assured me that she was "feelin' no pain"). Apparently the doctor operated on her ankle as well as her ACL, and she's supposed to stay off her feet for at least the next 10 to 14 days. But she's at home, and she assured me that she had some champion napping on the schedule. I'm glad the Blooms made it to the beach.
Well, that's it for now. Hope all's well out there. Everyone keep Kim and Sigmund (and Mandy) in your thoughts.