This weekend was really great. It started off with happy hour on Thursday night with the office. We had to work late and it inadvertently turned into a late night happy hour. It was fun. The more I drink with these people the more I learn about them. They crack me up. We had Friday off as well since we’re doing a bit of remodeling around the office. I took advantage of the time off from work and the fact that my little person was at school and I went to read my International Relations chapter poolside. It was such a beautiful day. In fact, it was gorgeous out. My friend left work early to join me. She had broken up with her boyfriend the night before and was having a tough time dealing with it. I feel so bad for her. I know all too well what that pain is like. I don’t wish it on anyone. Everyone always says that time cures it all. Yes, I believe that but I also believe that some of us are for more affected by that pain in the long term than others. I know so many people that are capable of loving, hurting and moving on to the next romantic adventure as if the pain had never been there. I hope she’s one of those people. I envy those people. I am definitely not one of those people. I recover well and quickly but I have not forgotten what heartache feels like. I’ll do whatever it takes never to subject myself to that again.
Saturday we went to Rapids up in West Palm Beach aka End of The World. We had a blast! My baby girl had no clue we were going to spend the day there. I surprised her. She was so excited when she noticed the water slides from the parallel road that turned into the parking lot. “Are we going to Rapids?!”, she gasped. “Yes” I replied smugly. I was proud of myself and my great idea. Ha! We got there nice and early so we started the day off with a small crowd of people. The day was absolutely perfect for being out under the sun and for frolicking (love this word; it connotes so much playful innocence) in the water. I rented a small cabana which was honestly a great idea. It provided much needed and scarcely provided shade. It was good to get away to for lunch time as well. We avoided crowds and long lines at the concession stands. It was a good call.
There were a few water slides that my little person wasn’t adventurous enough to ride on; which was fine. I didn’t want her to try it, dread it and then have the rest of the day ruined by the experience. We stuck to the less intimidating slides, the wave pool and the lazy river. Let me tell you about the lazy river. Love it! I could have spent the entire day on one of those floats just letting the current drag me along. All that was desperately needed was a Beefeater and a splash of tonic. Sadly, Rapids does not serve alcohol. Wish this was mentioned somewhere on their website. Ha!
Yesterday, we spent the day out by the pool. Did a little shopping in the afternoon. Got our nails done and then grabbed a quick bite for dinner and then went home to watch a movie. I started reading “The Great Gatsby”. I couldn’t remember it well from high school and I was praying for a better ending than the one in Leonardo Dicaprio’s version. I finished the book this morning. It’s a very short book; thank God. While the ending was slightly more dignified than the movie version, my frustration remains the same. But this time I remembered more why I hadn’t enjoyed the book the first time around; Fitzgerald’s bombastic and overtly grandiloquent writing style. He strikes me as one of those people that likes to hear himself speak. Ultimately, Gatsby remains foolish bordering on ridiculous and gullible yet my heart still breaks over this character’s irrational optimism and naivety. Poor fool.
Anyway, today is a holiday and the day is young. We are heading out to breakfast and maybe a day at the beach. We shall see. How has your weekend been thus far???