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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Myrtle Beach, SC

Yesterday was a great day. Stan took me for breakfast at the IHOP and then we drove around until time for the stores to open.

In the past, whenever Stan suggested he take me shopping to buy me some new clothes, I've sort of back pedaled and changed the subject. I was afraid for him to know how much weight I've gained and my new sizes. I was afraid he would be disgusted at me. But I guess, due to feelings about it, I didn't give him enough credit because this time when he suggested taking me shopping and I was doing my usual ignoring and acting like I hadn't heard him, he insisted. So I took a deep breath and told him why I didn't want him to take me shopping. He said it didn't matter to him and that he wanted to buy me something nice. So I tentatively let him have that little part of my heart. We went to the Tanger Outlets and went to the Dress Barn where they have Misses and Woman's sizes. He picked out and I tried on and I bought quite a few outfits. I can't tell you how much it meant for me that he didn't care about my weight or sizes and he was good and generous. I was almost crying when we left and when I told him how I felt. He hugged me and said we were all getting older and we all changed and he didn't love me any less. He even told me he thought I was still attractive and the new clothes looked really good on me! I just about boo hoo'd! I will never forget this shopping trip. I even took photos and plan to journal this on a scrapbook page.

So we had a great time shopping together. We went into one store and found some magnets that were so funny that we both laughed and bought a hand full. Then we went to the Foxworthy store and died laughing at all the tshirts and sayings. I wish they had one of those stores around us!

Then we drove down to Murrell's Inlet and bought some fresh shrimp. He went on the beach to read and nap and I read and napped in the RV. While I took the dogs for a walk, he boiled the shrimp and we peeled shrimp and finished the salad. Gosh, it was good! I cleaned up. I went to be early and read. I have barely watched TV this week but I've read a couple of books.

This morning I made breakfast and then cleaned up and showered. I took the dogs for a short walk and then headed to the coffeehouse to get online. This coffeehouse is so quiet and has soothing music and good coffee. I wonder if it will be this quiet when the season gets cranked up this weekend?

Monday, May 05, 2008

Myrtle Beach, SC

We took our camper to Myrtle Beach Saturday and are staying for the week. We have some wonderful friends who used their truck and time to take the camper for us and we followed behind. We brought 3 of our 5 dogs - Capo, Dresden and Persephone. They have done very well although it took them a couple of hours to get used to the new home. And they still HATE the water! I've tried every day to take the boys to the beach. Dresden won't get off the boardwalk, I have to carry him. Capo will follow me down about halfway to the water and then he balks. Persephone goes into terrors and just climbs me and shakes. I didn't attempt to take her again so I just walk her around the camper. I'm hoping the boys will get more used to the beach so we can walk on the beach. The little munchkins get a lot of attention when I walk them.

Here are the dogs getting used to the camper. It's so comfortable that it didn't take long!

The camper has done well. We've been through some rain and no leaks. We did forget a bunch of stuff no matter how organized I was! But I've cooked breakfast, lunch and dinners and it has gone well. We've been able to easily use our bathroom. (This was the one thing I was most disgusted with in campers...bathrooms that aren't big enough or tough enough to actually be used!) This bathroom is just big enough for us to use.

Stan and I put up a screen room outside and we have some nice zero gravity lounge chairs. But the one time I went out there and sat in the chair, I looked down at my feet and I was being swarmed by fire ants and I got bitten again! I'm allergic to them and this is the 2nd time this year I've been attacked and it's not even summer yet! I took some Benadryl and went to the office to find out where the nearest emergency room was in case I would need a shot like I have the last 2 times. Thankfully, the Benadryl did the trick this time and I didn't need a shot after all. God is good! But now I'm afraid to go outside and sit in the screen room. And it's too hot on the beach. I can't take the heat or the sun (sun poisoning and fair skin and skin cancer runs in my family). So I'm having to stay inside a lot. But that's OK since the camper is so comfortable. I have slept a whole lot and read a lot. I've also done some scrapbooking. The campground has a very nice coffee house with free wifi and this is where I am now. I'm enjoying a good cappucino and enjoying the quiet.

Stan has been on the beach most of the days but has come in at lunch for a couple of hours. Yesterday we went driving around and got some coffee and a sweet. Today we went to the laundromat and read while the clothes washed and dried. Then he went back out on the beach until supper time. I'm taking the dogs on walks and have even ridden Stan's bicycle. We went out tonight, after supper, for another sweet and to drive around. We found the Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets, Boardwalk, etc. We may go shopping some tomorrow.

I made a salad and he grilled steaks and baked potatoes yesterday. Tonight I made spaghetti and the rest of the salad.

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