Sunday, June 26, 2016

Snippets From The Spanky Ladies' Week In The Sun!

We had a magical week. Six women gathered to talk and enjoy one another's company as we celebrate the beginning of summer. We came from north, south, east and west. All the details and the wonderful conversations are for those attending, but I thought I would share snippets of our time together. I think each of us will tell our adventure from our own perspectives. Here is mine.  

*  a long flight from home to a warm, sunny place

*  an airport meet-up with good friends

*  a town car ride across the bridge

*  excitement as all six of us met in the hotel hallway

*  putting eyes on bloggers who have known for a long time

*  Squealing and laughing, laughing and squealing

*  gathering in comfy clothes to talk, laugh and enjoy one another

*  and the days began to fly by

*  fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice

*  biscuits, rice and beans, sweet tea

*  warm gulf water, lovely sugary, fluffy sand

*  renting two cabanas and six chairs

*  long talks about sexy subjects while bobbing in 
    shoulder deep water..this happened again and again! 

*  warm gulf water and sugary, fluffy sand

*  delicious tropical drinks

*  glorious sunsets

*  hair braiding, makeup lessons

*   a middle of the night fire drill with the firefighters showing up

*  warm gulf water and sugary, fine sand

*  a fun, sexy card game to take home to our husbands

*  very nice restaurants 

*  toasting husbands who all had told us to have a good time 

*  212 became our magic number

*  our two famous authors share their publishing secrets

*  reading glasses, sun glasses

*  the famous spanky gift exchange........ the tradition continues

*  tattoo discussion .......... discussion only!

*  flossing, flossing, flossing

*  3 GAs all around!

*  learning a little "Southern": hair on a frog; dope and nabs 
    in the poke; bless your heart


* a new way to shuffle cards was demonstrated

* slow, slow, slow elevator

* ice cream cones, eaten fast in that heat

*  a poignant good-bye, hugs, kisses  and a promise to return next 

This special time could not have been more special. Time seemed to gallop. Then it was over until next time. The group has grown and it went well. Next year, will it grow again? We will wait and see. 

Homecoming was sweet with Jack. He knew I had had a good time and all was well. 



  1. This is a beautiful, heartfelt post about a lovely gathering of friends who have come together thanks to ttwd. To me it's like a blogger royalty gathering including those I'm in awe of for doing what you do and allowing me to be a small part of it as both reader, commenter, and lurker. Thanks for sharing Meredith. XO

    1. Lol! I have to totally agree with your "blogger royalty gathering" description. You ladies are so generous in your sharing. Most appreciated.

  2. It was all that and more :-) Hugs

  3. Mere,,,glad you all had a good time. : - )


  4. Hi Meredith, this sounds wonderful. Glad you all had such a wonderful time :)


  5. Sounds just wonderful! Wishes........

  6. Indescribably delicious! But you came close.

  7. So nice you had a great time!

  8. Sounds like a lovely time was had by all. Loved the unique way in which you shared some of those special moments.

  9. What a wonderful time had by all you lovely bloggers. Time always flies when you're having fun, so you all obviously enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing Meredith.
    Hugs Lindy

  10. Hi Meredith, I am so happy to hear that you all had such a lovely time
    love Jan, xx

  11. Sounds like your week was jam-packed with fun. Glad a good time was had by all.

  12. Hi Meredith! :) A beautifully written post, about a very special time with some amazing friends! Thank you for writing these snippets down for us. WOW! It went by all too fast!

    Some pretty sweet comments here too! Thanks, you all! The friendships made here are like no other- treasures! Great post Meredith! Many hugs and love,

    <3 Katie

  13. So happy you all had fun. Sounds wonderful.


  14. I was so lovely meeting all of you and so glad you enjoyed the warm water and fine sugary sand - I'm sure you brought some home with you.
    I want a do over.

  15. This sounds so lovely, the friendship, the beautiful beach. So glad you enjoyed your time together. Those types of friendships are priceless.

  16. Hi Meredith,

    It sounds like a holiday in heaven! I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves.


  17. sounds super lovely! sigh...