Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A little vacation

I wasn't going to say anything, but, well, today is my birthday. Not much going on here, but I'm feeling pretty happy. Friday morning Poppy and I are driving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina...Nags Head, to be exact...the beach! We're meeting Andee and Todd there.


Image from Sun Realty   sunrealtync.com

Will I even know how to act?? This will be our birthday party...mine and Andee's, since her birthday was last Thursday, the 8th.

Long skirts and tee shirts pretty much describes my wardrobe. I do have a couple pairs of old jeans that I wear gardening and working here at home...so packing for a few days at the beach...well, let me just say that my half of the suitcase would have been empty. 

The stores just don't carry my kind of clothes any longer so I made a trip to the Goodwill store yesterday... 



all washed and ironed and looking brand new, I now have 2 pairs of shorts, (knee length), new jeans, the tan capri's (is that what those are called now?), 1 pair grey knit pants, and these really cute...



blue striped seersucker shorts...and the cost, $14.00, for everything! Why, Poppy paid $14.00 for his new cap.

Anyhow, better get busy. Can't wait to see the ocean again, walk in the sand, pick up shells, wade in the water...and I do mean wade. I'm afraid of sharks and crabs and seriously do not want to get washed out to sea. I'm kidding... Oh, and eating out three times a day, looking forward to that!!

Love,
Henny








32 comments:

  1. You are going to have a wonderful time . . .
    Enjoy & Happy Birthday!

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  2. Well happy birthday and many happy returns! Your trip will be just the thing----a few days of sea and sun----who could ask for anything more? It sounds wonderful. I know what you mean about looking forward to eating out. It's heaven when someone else buys the food, schleps it to the kitchen, prepares it, serves it and and then cleans up while you leisurely walk out the door. You just can't beat it!

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  3. Happy birthday sweet lady, and also belated birthday wishes to beautiful Andee !
    I would love to be at the beach right now, and feel the warm sea water, and smell that salty sea air...
    Have yourself a 'whale' of a time, and enjoy.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  4. Happy Birthday wishes to you and your daughter! You will have a wonderful little holiday, and the appropriate clothes for it. The blue and white shorts are very beachy ;-) Have lots of fun!!

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  5. Happy Birthday! That area is one of my favorites, been there many times! Enjoy!

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  7. Happy birthday, Henny! Mine is coming up soon, too.
    What a wonderful place to spend your birthday, walking the beach, picking up shells, letting someone else do the cooking. I hope you have wonderful weather and enjoy every minute! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

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  8. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time and don't forget to take lots of pictures to share!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  9. A very Happy Birthday to you Henny. : )
    Have a wonderful time.
    Wow what a great price for all those clothes!!

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  10. A fellow September birthday girl!
    Your purchases are very clever and look brand new to me.
    Scrunch those toes in the sand for me!

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  11. Happy happy birthday! Aren't you smart! I love your new wardrobe. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  12. Oh Henny, Happy Birthday! I hope you and Poppy have a wonderful time on your vacation!

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  13. Have a wonderful time! I've been to Nag's Head and it is so pretty. Great new wardrobe you have there. Enjoy!

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  14. Oh Henny, Wishing you and your daughter a wonderful birthday celebration. It sounds like such fun...and wow...did you find some good things at goodwill. Good for you! Have a great time. I love the sound of the ocean, and walking along the shore. Last time we were there, a man accidentally caught a small shark on his line! He cut it loose of course! Have fun!

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  15. Have fun and I hope the tropical storm doesn't cause problems for you! Good Buys! :)

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  16. Happy Birthday! I know you'll have a wonderful time at the beach not having to cook or care for animals and plants, and most of all, to be with Andee. Even when you love doing things like gardening, it's nice to take a break now and then. Make sure one of the men takes a picture of you and Andee together. You hit the jackpot with those clothes. I love a bargain.

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  17. "Happy Birthday to yooooooooou, dear Henny" love Deb, Annie & Audrey

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  18. Happy Birthday to you! I love the Outer Banks; hope you all have a fabulous time. You purchased some cute clothes at a great price!

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  19. Happy birthday . I hope you have a great day.

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  20. Happy Birthday and Happy birthday to Andee! I love you both so much. I hope that you all have a wonderful time on your birthday vacation. You did great with you finds at Good Will.

    Love you bunches!

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  21. Wow! you know how to shop!
    I am very excited for you! Happy Birthday!

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  22. Happy Birthday!! I always remember your bd because it's also my older grandson's ( today is his 18th).

    You found great stuff at the thrift store; I may have to do likewise because yesterday I got in a tidying up mood and put ten pairs of jeans/pants/capris in my box for the thrift store. They were all either too tight or I just didn't feel good in them. Now my closet is so empty!!

    Have a wonderful time celebrating your and your daughter's birthdays!!

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  23. Belated Birthday wishes to you both. Have a wonderful trip. You certainly have an eye for a bargain, great clothing buys.

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  24. A belated Happy Birthday, Henny! I hope God blesses you with many many more and that you all have a wonderful, blessed weekend. ♥

    You had a lucky GoodWill find, for sure!

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  25. uhhhh, seafood! you're making me jealous. Have a good time. I know all your little pets will be missing you for sure.

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope your vacation is wonderful. I love the beach. =)

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  27. Belated Happy Birthday to you, Henny! What fun you have in store! Loved seeing all of your great finds at Goodwill. What would we ever do without that store?

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  28. Belated Happy Birthday to you, Henny! What fun you have in store! Loved seeing all of your great finds at Goodwill. What would we ever do without that store?

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  29. Enjoy my dear friend. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  30. Oh happy happy birthday my new friend! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful, fun, sunny, breezy, relaxing time at the gorgeous ocean! Hope you get your share of sandy toes and salty knees and fresh air, singing seagulls, and good vacation food and watching the ever changing sea! Safe travels and please bring home lots of pictures to share with us okay please? love your new outfits especially the striped shorts. Yes, isn't it funny we used to call them "pedal pushers" (you know, to push the pedals/ride a bike? ha ha LOL) and now they call them "capris".

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  31. Love you so much Mama!! So glad you are having a good time away from all the work you do!!!
    xo
    Lynn

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