Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some Come a Dollar

After ending things with the old 'Man Friend' I needed to get away and since I'm as broke as a toothless monkey, I escaped to the cabin with my parents and some aunts and uncles for the weekend. It was really the most perfect escape I could of had.

Colleen and Kevin came up for the weekend and Kathy and Dick were up at their cabin as well. Most mornings at the cabin start out slow. Everyone sleeps in, we take our time in the kitchen preparing a big breakfast, and then the day begins. We started with mimosas and bloody's on the deck while we planned out our day.

The weather was pretty perfect. It wasn't too hot, but cool enough that you didn't need to spend the whole day in the lake.

We loaded up the boat with coolers, dogs and food and took a cruise around the lake to the Kotoski's. We picked up Dick and Kathy and headed out to the sand bar to relax and get some sun.

Colleen had this little table top grill she brought out and cooked up some shrimp. It was pretty cool because all you needed was a sterno. It was a tad windy on the boat, but the shrimp cooked up and I even ate one...or two.

Leave it to me, the youngest one for the weekend, to be the responsible one. I checked the clock and it was quarter to eight in the PM and we were starting to run out of beer and wine, so I suggested we head back and make dinner. Check out this beautiful sunset as we were coming in for the day.

Amazeballs, right??

Our cabin neighbor was having an auction to sell all the crap precious knick-knacks she's collected over the billion years she's been alive. The auctioneers were setting up the yard, so needless to say, some folks got distracted and we didn't eat dinner until 11:30 PM.

We were all pretty shwasted and our dinner conversation turned into talking about Scientology and why I've had bad friendships/relationships. Pretty much I let people walk all over me and don't stand up for what I want, but will do anything for others. I'm going to get a tad off topic here, but in the last couple of months, I've let go of a lot of relationships because I was not getting the gratification that you should get when you have a good group of friends. I said to my parents that it's a great thing I think I'm funny and enjoy my own company because it's a lonely world when everyone just cares about themselves and not about others. That goes for friendships and romantic relationships, which is why I had to end things. There just wasn't the respect I deserved.

Ok, back to the weekend! Sunday's I usually get up and head home, but there was a large art festival in my neighborhood so I knew I wasn't going to be able to find any parking, and there was an auction going on at the cabin. Dad and I decided we should probably make a drink to really enjoy this auction, so he made a Bloody and I had a Screwdriver, we walked next door and this is what we saw!

There was SO much stuff! My dad bought the little boy up top and gave it to my uncle Dick. He loves stuff like that...well, mainly because we thought it was two boys. That was probably because we first saw it when it was dark and we had all been drinking. They brought in this nifty potty trailer, with a men and womens side. If the trailers-a-rockin, don't come-a-knockin! They also brought in a food trailer!

We were all having so much fun at this auction, meeting new folks, bidding on silly things and drinking too many screwdrivers, that I decided to stay an extra night and get up at the butt crack of dawn to head back to Minneapolis for work.

I was again the responsible one that night and started to get dinner going so we could eat before the sun went down. How yummy is this!

We had some veggies we wanted to use up so I threw them on a grill pan and grilled them up along with some chicken breasts.

What kind of mom would I be if I didn't share a little collage of my baby girl. She loves the cabin and is starting to go in the water all by herself!

It was a great weekend with good family, good food, and good conversation. It was kind of a treat to be the only kid up there with everyone too. I was up at 5:00 Monday to be home for work by 9:00. I love a good sunrise.

Sunrise coming home to Minneapolis

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