Monday, August 11, 2008

See Saw of a Weekend

IN THE NEWS: "Charleston police said a man tried to rob a movie rental store with an unusual weapon , an empty cheesecake box. " READ MORE HERE. (Thanks, Chicki!)

My weekend emotions were like a see saw. Saturday they were up. Sunday they were down. Allow me to explain...

Saturday, we met friends on the beach and had a great time. Later that night, our neighbors had a little party where everyone brought a seafood dish. (I brought a catered platter since I knew I wouldn't have time to prepare anything: crab balls) They were like mini crab cakes. YUM.

I was asked to bring my IPod too, since the girls wanted to hear my 80's music. I even downloaded a few extras: Michael Jackson's Wanna Be Startin' Something, Men Without Hat's Safety Dance, and Dead or Alive's You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). We had so much fun dancing!

See? Emotions UP.

Sunday, after church, we met other friends (who have three kids of their own and were watching their little niece and nephew) at the beach. The weather was a bit iffy, but we decided to go anyway and see if we could squeeze a little time in. Well, the waves were ROUGH, it was cloudy, and windy as all get out. I really didn't like my daughter being in such treacherous surf (namely because I was not prepared to dive in and save her if need be). So I called my hubby over to watch. Well, as soon as I did that and headed back, all the kids followed me to the chairs. Apparently the lifeguard called everyone out of the water. I think a storm was coming and/or the water was too rough.

That's when we notice we're missing a child.

My friends are quickly off in search of their nephew and I'm left standing with the kids as I watch everyone leaving the beach in a mass exit. It's chaos on the beach at this point, and I'm thinking the little boy is nowhere and HAS to be in the water. I'm physically ill at this point, especially when his sister keeps asking me where her brother is and I have no answer.

After a few minutes, someone DOES find him. The little boy buried himself in the sand up by the dunes. UGH. We left the beach immediately and I think all needed a nap after that.

Emotions DOWN.

Anyhew, keeping on a nice even keel today, I have a small excerpt posted on Ecataromance for their Smooch of the Day. Feel free to leave a comment!


Nadia said...

I'm just glad everyone's safe. *hugs*

Kristen Painter said...

I would have been freaking out too!

Chicki said...

That is so frightening. Thank God he was safe.

We had an awful situation over in my daughter's subdivision last night. Some man tried to abduct a little girl who is the same age as my granddaughter, Imani. A section of their subdivision is a bird sanctuary, and parts of it a somewhat isolated. Thanks to my daughter, who was riding past, and questioned the little girl as to why she was walking towards the wooded area with this man, he got scared and ran off.

I know what you mean about see-saw emotions.

Diane Craver said...

So glad you had a happy ending and the little boy was fine.

Debora Dennis said...

I'm glad everyone is safe too - I hate the beach. When I take the kids to the beach without hubby they all know the rule "don't go out further than mom can swim" - which pretty much means they can't go past their knees! hahahahaha