Monday, August 06, 2007

Last Night of the Season

It is with sad news that I post on closing up Riverside for the season. Pout. I'm sure we will be down in the fall sometime; but just in case we don't make it, I'm seeing to it that everything is getting done. As you can see, my handy sidekick is supervising--making sure I get everything put away as it should be.

I found these wonderful canvas "bags" to put all my sheets in so they will be fresh when we (or guests) return. I love them. This is the kid's room. All fresh and tidy. I'm trying to be as organized as possible. I also found these great HUGE zip-lock baggies (can't find them in TN!) to put food products in. There's one in the fridge completely sealed with my spices and such. We'll see if they are air tight the next time we're down and open the cracker box, right? Don't know. All I know is that it is better than leaving ANY food products out to entice any varmint to enter the house. Lord forbid. That is my worst nightmare here. Knock wood, we've been fortunate so far. Of course, we have the occasional bug here and there--which totally freaks me out; but overall, for the climate and area we are in, I can't complain.

I found these cute shell "cases" to make a vignette in the kid's room. We found them at the store where I got the sofa. I told you it was a great place, didn't I? Speaking of sofas, here's the one in our bedroom. I finally got the hub's desk up there too with a great little lamp and a glass fish. Perfect for him to begin his writings, I hope. (Finger's crossed.) I moved the little deco table over to my window in the kitchen after we found a nice farmhouse table. (I opted against the old 40s desk.) Of course, we had to stain it the table--nothing is ever perfect.

Think I will have to paint it some more before I am happy with it. Time ran out this trip; so the stain will have to do. Do you remember the table cloth Peggy sent me in a swap? It is once again being used with lotsa love. Thank you Peggy for sharing such a special piece of you with me.
MJ has been here since Friday and we have been having a heck of a good time. Friday, our downstairs air conditioning was acting up and, of course, the repair man couldn't come until Monday. Saturday was so hot that we moved upstairs to my bedroom and played games all night. In fact, we ordered pizza and ate it up there while we played. It was too fun (and cool!). Sunday, we made it over to the beach where we found several weddings taking place. As you can tell, he water was a lot greener. I would love to find out what makes it that way. Several days before, it was crystal clear blues. We stopped for shaved ice on our way back home. I chose watermelon, and it was soooo good (and refweshing)!! Yum.

We have been having so much fun playing board games--Parcheesi, Uno, Sorry, Monopoly. OMG. What fun! It's been a while since we've whipped out the old games. Let me tell you, MJ tore our behinds up at Monopoly! Gee whiz. She hit the jackpot three times! The pic above is just before she won. This pot had over $6 k in there!!! After I landed on HER Boardwalk (with only three houses) and the bank couldn't afford to pay me for selling my hotels and mortgaging my property, we decided to call it a night (at Monopoly, anyway). As you can see, SHE had all the money!!
We then moved on to Sorry!. As you can see, I won that game (I was yellow).

Phew, I think I'm almost caught up on blogging and now it's time for bed. I'm tired. (Or is it the three pina colada's kicking in???)

13 comments:

Lisa'Oceandreamer' S. said...

I'm telling you Rosa I get such a great feeling looking at the photos of what you've done at Riverside. It looks so light and airy. I can see why it's sad to close it up for the season.
I love board games, years back my family would all get together at my parents house and we'd do marathons!
XOXO

PG said...

That is a truly beautiful hideaway Rosa, I don't know how you can bear to leave it!

SOINSPIRED said...

What a blast of a summer you've had. You've been making great memories.

Peggy said...

I just love the photos of riverside. Its like we are right there with you. So happy you are enjoying the tablecloth! I had a blooming tea this morning from one of your tea cups so a part of you was right here with me. Sorry its so hot and humid here, come back this fall. LOL

Vallen said...

The story about the ocean I think is whatever is in the river that dumps into it makes the color change. The water in the Caribbean is bright turquoise because there are no silty rivers flowing into them. I want to take classes from you on organizing. I thought I was good but you are a pro!!!

Susie said...

I bet it was so hard to leave your peaceful getaway behind. Didn't summer just fly by for you??
xo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Riverside is truely a beautiful place! I'd love to have such a wonderful house... You have decorated it really well!

Dianne said...

I must say that I will miss postings about the riverfront house. It's beautiful and someday I will visit the town. Was going to in August but we already have too many travel plans. I have airplane butt.

AnnieElf said...

Good grief Rosie. Where have I been. I just read a month's worth of postings. Loved it all. So relaxing and now you are closing up for the season. I'm betting the holidays are going to be jumping around there for you though.

PEA said...

But...but...but...there's the whole month of August yet!!! Why must you close down Riverside so early?? I just love everything you've done with it, the perfect place to relax and have fun:-) Gosh, it's been ages since I played any of these boardgames!!! xox

weirdbunny said...

So is riverside not just by a river, but near the sea too?

Linda said...

Wow, I thought you place would be rustic, if you know what I mean. It's so new looking, really fabulous. I would hate to leave it too.

Beth said...

Riverside should be called Dreamside as it is just so beautiful. I love all the deco you have been doing,,such talent you have for that. What fun to play the board games. Glad you finally won a game,,lol.
xoxoxoxoxoxo

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