Tie up the boat

Yacht Club

Welcome to our little corner of the web.  This weeks “pull up” was inspired by our recent get-aways at various lakefronts, and by one of my favorite songs, “Redneck Yacht Club”.  I love the idea of everyone getting together in the middle of the lake and just letting it all go.  So..

Pull up your houseboat, bass boat, canoe, kayak, ski-do, or rubber raft.  If you don’t have one, let us know, and we’ll come pick you up.  We’ve already got a big floating platform out there, so we’ll all just tie up to that.  Joy’s boat has coolers full of cold drinks, mine has all the edible goodies, from chips to pizza.  Later, we’ll fire up the barbecue with some brats, burgers and shrimp.  And whatever we catch.  Bring your swimsuit and your little floatie.  Spread out your towel, open your lounge chair.  Kick back and enjoy the sun and the water.

While you’re here, make yourself comfy.  Unburden, tell a joke, vent.  We’re friends here, and as long as you keep your language toward each other kind, you can say what you want.  You can even swear, if you need to, but not at someone else.

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11 Responses to Tie up the boat

  1. Joy says:

    I love gathering like this in the middle of the lake and just plunging in. As long as someone is already in the water. I won’t be the first to jump in. I’m kind of a baby that way.

    We had a pretty good weekend. We had our nephew’s graduation party Saturday and had a pretty good time. There is such good humor in old friends and the stories that get brought up. I really laughed. I stayed out way too long and did too much so I’m kind of dragging today. We went to the cabin. Toby, Sue and kids came early in the day and Jason, Nikki and Bailey came later in the afternoon. I so love having that cabin. I think we’ve already gotten our money’s worth and it’s not even July. WOO HOO!! We are celebrating Father’s Day next Sunday. Paul’s two kids are coming and we are going to meet at the cabin. Neither of them have been there yet. With the graduation party yesterday, that was a lot driving for everyone and they both live a little over an hour away so we just postponed it a week.

    How was your vacation Laura?

    • Laura says:

      Working on getting the pics assembled and whatnot… I was sick over the weekend – it hit me like a ton of bricks, out of the blue. One minute I was standing up, mixing a batch of cookies for a party, the next I was nearly fainting, and had the cold sweats. It was bizarre. Spend almost the entire weekend in bed. Anyway, in addition to a bunch of house cleaning and bill-paying today, I’ll try and get the pics assembled into a post. It should be a fun one.

  2. SKL says:

    My kids had their first swimming lesson on Saturday and it went very well. I have never watched a swimming lesson before, so I was impressed at how much they covered with such young kids. I thought my picky kid would have trouble getting with the program, but they both did really well.

    On Saturday night, my whole family converged at my youngest sister’s house. No specific occasion. It was nice, but there were no really good conversations. Mostly just surface chit-chat. It is too hard to get much accomplished with that many people around – especially when some of them are drinking. Eventually, someone turned on a Harry Potter movie, which my kids decided to watch . . . it was impossible to follow the “storyline” with all the other stuff going on, but my younger kid was full of questions, as usual. I am just waiting for the nightmares to begin. I wanted to go home around that time, but my sister was upstairs trying to get her 6mo baby back to sleep. I don’t like to leave without saying goodbye to her. When she finally came down, it was past 11 and I said I was getting ready to leave, but she got all disappointed because she hadn’t had a chance to talk on account of her kid. So I said OK, let’s have a cup of coffee and chat.

    My sister needed a sympathetic ear because she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in months and she works full-time. Although my kids slept through the night a lot younger, I can relate to being exhausted and still trying to be a good mom and a good employee. I don’t think people can understand how hard the adjustment is unless they have gone through it. I don’t know what it’s like if you have your babies very young, but for us, we had a routine and were kind of set in our ways, and the babies came along and really rocked the boat. It’s so stressful and exhausting and in some ways disappointing. But you’re not supposed to admit that.

    Oh well, right now I have a long list of stuff that I “have” to finish tonight. Problem is, I am very sleepy. I ate a plate full of macaroni salad. Somehow I get really sleepy after I eat grains. And even if I force myself to stay awake, it is really hard to focus. But if I lie down for a bit, that would be disastrous. So I must sip my coffee until my brains kick in again.

    I hope everyone else’s week is starting out well!

  3. Jingle says:

    Happy Belated Father’s Day to Dads in your life…

    lovely boat image.

  4. Nikki says:

    We had a pretty good weekend. Good weather at least! Now again today it is over cast and possible thunderstorms. My mom is taking the kids to the movies this afternoon.

    I’m not feeling much of anything right now. I am in a funk I guess. I always try to understand people, but I am convinced that some people aren’t meant to be figured out. I have to stop worrying about other people, that is my problem! I don’t know the right answer all the time, and there is one situation in my life, I just don’t know how to handle the right way. I am questioning my own strength. I either have to dive right in or back away, and both are hard to do.

    Anyways….Fathers Day for Jason was good, I think. He never likes to make a big fuss about it. We spent the day at home with him, then headed out to the cabin for some fishing. And ended the day with a sundae from DQ, and some Ice Road Truckers. All in all it was a pretty good weekend.

  5. lucy says:

    I had a good weekend. Went to a friend’s vacation house by a river with my boyfriend and his family. We had lots of food, played games, lounged on the river, got lots of sun, and great company. We had no internet or phone service os it was wonderful to be unavailable ALL weekend long. Unfortunately my boyfriend’s car broke down right as we were leaving… and we had to hitch a ride home with his brother and sister in law. Now we still have to figure out what to do with his car… oh well.. it was still a fantastic weekend.

    Hope all you dads had a wonderful father’s day!!

  6. Nikki says:

    Oh yea!!! We watched Paranormal Activity on Saturday night. Has anyone else seen this? All of my friends have, so I figured I would rent it. HOLY CRAP!!!!! Okay, I knew going into this, it was like the Blair Witch, not real. Doesn’t matter, it made me jump like a little girl! It’s certainly not for everyone, but I am glad I watched it. But I never will again!

  7. starlaschat says:

    I like the green sides it’s soothing like sherbet. The headers really nice to Joy you must have a nice camera to get stop action like that mid run. Very cute picture! I’m glad you guys are having so much fun at the cabin sounds like heaven. We had a quiet week-end, but that’s OK there seems to be lots to do these days so it’s nice to relax and recharge. I spent time stalking a swallow tail butterfly and also watching bee’s in my garden to you can see it was quiet here on the home front. Soon it will be busy as Navars Mom and here husband comes for a visit and after that more family. So it’s soon to be a busy busy time.

  8. Joy Rehnee says:

    To Laura—Wow, that looks like fun. I’m definitely envious of the beautiful weather!
    You are really lucky to be part of a large, close-knit group of people. It is especially nice for the kids, those memories will last a lifetime.

    To Nikki—I don’t know you, but I think I understand what you are going through. I always want to know what is going on inside other people’s heads. And for the most part, I never do. Just when I think I have them figured out, I second guess my own feelings. Finally, as I get older…I am beginning to realize that the more I try to understand myself, the more I understand others. Which isn’t to say I am even good at that, so I just try to accept what I can’t understand, and believe things will work out for the best. Most of the time it does, even if it isn’t obvious immediately.

    Two of my best girlfriends from junior high are visiting in 2 weeks. I haven’t seen them in 30 years. I am really doing too much to tidy up my home, and worrying too much about everything involved. My oldest son told me I worry too much about what other people think. He is right, but like I told him, I would change it if I could. We really are who we are. And I would bet that you also put a lot of positive energy into your life and those you love. Just try not to let the stress of worrying take over. It can really take a toll on your mind and body.

    ‘Paranormal Activity’ temporarily scared the crap out of me! Ooh–if you ever have a chat about ghosts/spirits/demons, I have some dandies! I don’t just believe that this stuff happens, I know it does! My mother, grandmother, best girlfriend, both sons and Robert have all witnessed crazy stuff as well. There is much more to this world than most people like to believe. But I have no real fear; you just have to know how to handle it. I didn’t find an answer through my former church, but I went to a Native American Shaman here in Montana, and she helped me.

    • Laura says:

      I soooo wish that picture was my family!! Alas, it’s one that I found through Google Images!! But it does look like fun, doesn’t it?

  9. Sue says:

    We were on vacation last week and then had a busy weekend so I don’t even know where to begin. We had a GREAT vacation, but as always it’s good to be home. Last weekend I ran a 5k race Saturday morning then we had a wedding and a grad party to go to in the afternoon/evening. Surprisingly we made it to everything! Father’s Day was nice. We went to the cabin for a bit and then my mom/dad and siblings came to our house for supper. Tonight it’s back to run run run!

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