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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Not so Laborious Labor Day

(This is extremely long, so if you are busy or in a hurry I wouldnt read it)  (Plus it may sound boring to you because you weren't there) So so so fast.  This weekend went by so fast.  Thanks to the Dupre's I got to go to Bailey Island (The island of awesomeness).  It was so nice.  I know you are sick of me talking about this so many times this summer, but I just can't help it.  I am about to describe to you why I love living where I live so much.  Tose tat don't live in the land of milk and honey, sorry. So Friday a ran a bunch of errands including finding a swamp named "Little Hell Hole Pond" and "Little Hell Hole Rd."  Quaint little place it is.  Then I swung by the Dupre's (only an hour later than originally projected) and we headed out.  I love that it takes less than an hour to drive to a little mini paradise.  So Saturday I woke up at the crack of dawn or 8am.  Decided it was too early to get going and took a little morning siesta.  Then I finally got up and Shawn and I rode into the sprawling city of Edisto.  We did a little browsing and then headed to the Pig.  Now I don't know about yall, but I have never been so overstimulated while grocery shopping as I was on Saturday. Apparently everybody and their brother was at the Piggly Wiggly getting their weekend rations...There were people everywhere.  I even saw Nanny which was a delightful surprise.  I tell she was getting overwhelmed my the millions of people ramming buggies into each other.  We got our delicious fried chicken and stuff and headed back to the house.  At 1 o'clock I got to head out with the boys on a dove hunt.  I don't know if you know this, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE bird hunting.  I don't get to go too much, but when I do I love it.  So all week I was trying to play it cool, but was about to bust because of excitement.  Now I was a bit nervous.  I figured there wouldn't be a lot of girls out there. 2 to be exact. Including me.  I wanted to have a cool outfit....It didn't end up being super cool, but it got the job done.  Then I was paranoid I wouldn't hit any of those durn birds.  Plus I didn't want the Dupre boys to think I was a lousy shot..(got keep up the good rep here folks) So after a few days of worry, I calmed down in time for the hunt.  Once we pulled up I immediately felt at ease.  There were trucks everywhere.  Sweet trucks at that.  (You know I love a good truck) And guns all over the place.  These were my kind of people.  They were frying up catfish and tater tots.  Perfect meal before a hunt.  So the people with kids got to be put out first.  So Gervais and I got to be together and Sonny D and Hamlin got to be together.  I will add that we got to be in a pretty sweet spot.  So after a few minutes we started hearing a few shots around us.  I just kept praying that I would hit one...I fired a few shots.  Missed all of them.  Then Gervais missed a few.  I started thinking that this was going to be a LONG day.  Then, somehow, I hit one of those suckers.  Next thing I knew, Gervais hit one and we were on a roll.  I had so much fun.  This is going to sound a bit corny, but there is something kind of cool about being in a field of dried up sunflowers, sitting in dirt, just waiting to pop up and shoot something.  Plus I got to wear my boots (which I love, but never get to sport) and my new camo hat.   I was feeling a bit country.  In a good way.  One with the land if you will.  Plus Gervais and Hamlin were excellent at finding all of the dead birds.  Needless to say, we had a great time.  Only problem was-I shot almost 3 boxes of shells and have a gnarly bruise on my arm.  We headed out around 5 to head back to the house.

I had to head back to Mt. Perfect for baby Wagner's baptism.  The baptism was really sweet and it was good to see all of the Wagner/Hendrix fam.  Shortly after I headed back to paradise.  Put my Doobie Bros cd in and had a good rock out all the way back to Edisto.  Now I thought Saturday was fun, but Sunday may have tied it.  We went in the boat and came back and the Dupre's friends were there.  Funny People.  I laughed a lot.  Then a little bit later I see this boat coming down the creek.  I couldn't quite see who it was, but I kept hearing my name.  Then they kept waving this baby in the air.  I had no stinking idea who the heck it was.  Then I heard the familiar voice of ELIZA! haha.  The Carmody's and the Sutherland's showed up on Bailey Island by boat. Awesome surprise.  So they hung and talked and swam for a while.  Then they headed back to Charleston. Then I happened to catch one of the best sunsets I have seen yet.  Just take a look at the pics.  Gorgeous.  Sunday night supper just may be one of my favorite highlights.  Probably because it was all of my favorite foods piled into one meal and I was laughing a ton.  Just picture fried chicken, fried dove breast, blue crabs, tomato pie, watermelon, loads of corn and some sweet peaches + funny people.  It was so so good.  Thats straight up lowcountry right there my friends.  Labor day was just as nice.  It ended with a few people, including me, getting pushed in the creek.  Who doesn't love a good late afternoon swim.  Sadly we then headed back to Chucktown.  (See the sunset pics below-It was beautiful)

So just when I thought the weekend fun was over-I was pleasantly surprised.  MP called and said to swing by the dock.  Crazy enough, all of the roommates were home so we headed over there together.  We made it just in time for sunset.  It definitely didn't disappoint.  Plus there were a million dogs and babies running around.  So glad we got to end the day there.
Then we headed out for a little roommate date at POE'S.  It was nice to eat all together.  Sadly, we only have Megan for a little while longer...I am going to add something that I think is funny.  So apparently over the weekend Megan picked up our bridesmaids dresses.  Clearly she knows me all too well.  Because she didn't tell me.  She knew that I would get anxiety or a horrible sick feeling.  Not many people know how bridesmaidenship things effect me...ahah.  She said she discreetly went ahead and slipped it in my closet and I could try it on at my leisure.  She even said I didn't have to look at it until I was ready.  Who wouldn't love that. That's a real friend right there.  So now I only have mild anxiety about it.  We will deal with that later....I hope yall had a great weekend.

Shootin guns and eatin peaches,
Betty Bridesmaid

1 comment:

  1. Great Blog. And yes I did read your length warning and but still read every word. I love Bailey Island too!