Monday, December 29, 2008

Nokomis Beach Drum Circle


~My Holiday~

My son showed up late for dinner Thursday, and still under the influence from the previous few days and I have no idea what else he was on when he arrived. The holidays do mean a celebration of Love to me. When I was giving my son his gifts he handed me a card that appeared like it was the last lonely card on the shelf at 7-11 and that he probably picked it up on his way here. I found myself wondering if I wanted to give him his last gift, a digital camera. Yes I did. I just couldn't find it in my heart not to.
I am hurt, though. And will have a talk with him about his selfishness and drinking binge. We do talk about these things, but I know that when a person is drunk that is not the time to confront.

Soooo...on to the good part of the weekend!

Shelly (xxRoxyxx), her hubby, and son picked me up and we went down to Nokomis beach Saturday afternoon. It's about a 1 1/2 hour drive from here. Shelly and I talked the entire way down. We met up with Sharon (tpiez4me) and Angie (from Ohio). I had never met Angie before. We hugged, sat on the beach, watched the sunset, listened to the drummer's, & watched the dancer's. A great time with great people. Then off to Pop's Sunset Grill for dinner and much more talking. And what did we talk about?
PSP of course!
These are some of the Drummer's at the Drum Circle




This dancer was shake, shake, shakin' those ta-ta's


A Snowman made of Sea Urchin's that Sharon's daughter & I found on the beach


Kite flying


Sunny Set



Here you can see Venus, bright and high in the sky. I believe that is Jupiter in the center and right, lower in the sky. But, it could be an Orb. Shelly's photo's were full of Orb's.


After the sun was gone for a while we hung out and listened to the drums for a while and watched the dancing chicks dance with lit hula hoops.


Then went to Pop's Sunset Grill which was a beach bar on the water.


~The Food~

Shelly and Sharon had Coconut Shrimp.


I had some very sweet and succulent Fried Oysters



3 Amiga's


The flowers in Shelly and Sharon's hair were bought for them by their children.

Well sort of, they begged the money off their Mama's.

Then while we were waiting for our food Sharon went and got one for me. Wasn't that the nicest! Mine is on the right side because I am a single woman. Jake got a case of the giggles when he heard that his Mom and Sharon had to wear theirs on the left because they are married. LOL~ Now that I look at the pic's I laugh too. They are really BIG flowers!


Dannelle said...

I am glad I waited to see these pictures! What fun you had, a glorious day and evening. Glad you all connected- wish I lived on the other coast! Dannelle

Coelha :B said...

Beautiful pictures :) I hope you and your son can talk soon. Hugs - Julie Cassie) said...

I really enjoyed those pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

garnett109 said...

Looked like a great time had by all

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Great pictures. Looks & sounds like a great and fun time. In the last pic all 3 of you are beautiful.

LYN said...


Missie said...

It's so neat that you guys got to meet and spend time together! I'm jealous!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Bethe, those are some fantastic photos! I do believe that is Jupiter and Venus. Looks like about the right proximity. Have a wonderful New Year!

Lisa said...

Looks like such a good time!!!! Really enjoyed seeing the pictures, very nice.

Shelly said...

Awesome!!!! You got some great shots!! We shouldn't wait a whole year to do it again. : )

Sharon said...

Gorgeous pictures! What a magical time on the beach listening to those drums. I'm glad you got a pic of the snowman, cause I forgot to and Miss T would have been upset! It was great seeing you - you are a gem!! Love Venus and Jupiter! Too bad we didn't have a moon....well, at least in the sky!

Martha said...

I am so sorry I missed our chance to get together! I have been so sick, still not all better! Thank you for stopping by for a little shout out and thanks for sharing your photos! I can't believe I was right down the street and still couldn't be there :-(

Martha said...

PS - Happy New Year! :-)

Lazarai said...

Looks like fun!! Nokomis is one of the most gorgeous beaches around here IMHO. The water looks Caribbean in person, doesn't it? I'm glad you and Sharon and Shelly were all able to get together!!!


P.S. Sorry to hear about your son's behavior regarding Xmas. :( He needs to turn over a new leaf for '09!!! GEESH Hang in there, Babycakes!!

Teresa said...

I apologize for being so behind on my commenting... you know why so that's good I guess.
It looks like you had a marvelous time! I've been to those beaches in that area, Venice Beach, Nokomis etc. etc. I still prefer my beautiful PNW LOL. Don't think anyone or anything can change that.
Love the pics and you look beautiful with your flower in your hair!
I'd be pinchin' your son's ear off treating you like that...grrrrrr I'm sorry about his treatment of you.
Peace, Love and Brightest of Blessings Sistah Dear...Teresa

Robin said...

You look so cute with your flower!

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