Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Um.... Things Could Be Worse


This is a view from the back deck of the house we are in. It is absolutely gorgeous. All you can see is the Mediterranean.

That is Saige and my friend BA's, thats B then A, not Baaaaa. It is short for Bethanne, her real name Elizaeth Anne, have called her BA forever, anyway, that is BA's niece, who has already been here for a long time but who luckily we get to hang with for a few days. Her name is Leah and Saige has loved having a buddy her own age. Saige also loves BA. I have known her for over 35 years. Her home was my second home as a kid, although I was always getting kicked out because she would get in trouble for one thing or another and a famous line that still has to be repeated over and over again is, "I think it's time for Amy to leave now." Her mom actually said it at BA's wedding to make us all laugh. Saige loves coming to visit here and hearing her tell all the stories from when we were little. Some stories might be better left unsaid but after a long dinner and a few glasses of wine they all come out.
Tonight my friend Lisa is coming to stay for the rest of the time with us. She had to take the same path as us to get here so I am thinking she's flying into Istanbul right now. I told a friend of mine she was coming and she laughed and said, "Oh, you're bringing a wing man?" Uh, yeah, the more the merrier. Although Lisa likes to see sights, these are the sights we will see... the pool and the Med. She does have a few things in Istanbul that she is making me go to. I have agreed to fast tracking by a couple mosques or whatever it is she has in mind as long as she knows we traveled over 30 hours to stare at the ocean and have cocktails for a week. She was down with that.
We are still having a little time change trouble although it doesn't really matter here. We are in no rush to go anywhere or to do anything. BA has a hard and fast rule that only heathens eat before the sun sets and the sun doesn't set here until about 9:30 at night. That can make for a late night. Everyone eats and then there is a little town with tons of restaurants and bars and people and kids and dogs outside, listening, to once again american music, and talking in different languages and smiling and laughing and really there is no where else I can think I would rather be at some moments.

12 comments:

Amy dislocated said...

Is that an ifinity pool? Yeah, that is the jam. I love seeing the pictures. You take the summer thing serious! Travel and lay out!

Meredith said...

Breathtaking, gorgeous, what lucky little girls you are.

Meredith said...

so funny...saw this other comment from another Meredith and thought maybe I got up in the middle of the nite and commented somewhere I didn't remember lol.

Breathtaking doesn't begin to describe.

I will be your wingman any time lady...you travel in style!

Simple Answer said...

That pool is amazing! Take care in the next few weeks!

heather said...

thanks for being specific on the name. B A not Baaa. haha. hope you girls are having a wonderful time while i am stuck here in pa selling cars and well, stuck in pa! the view looks amazing. i'm so jealous. talk soon... don't forget the lovely herbal remedies to help you sleep!

Anonymous said...

hi girls!!!Now that looks amazing.Lisa should be there soon and you guys will continue to have a blast.The doggies say hello and all is well.

Love,
Marc

MarkNYC said...

Tell BA your big brother says hello. I haven't seen her for years. Could you post a close up of her here? Give Saige a kiss for me, too. Lisa, crazy fun Lisa... just tell her you guys need to come to NY again before summer is over. And, you, well, I miss talking to you, a lot. I'm grateful for the blog, but there's nothing like hearing your voice. Love you, sis. Mark

Sarah said...

Hope you are having fun and that Lisa arrived in one piece.

Tiffany said...

Lucky. How relaxing. We had a friend we called BA... but that was for Bare Ass....

Amy said...

Amy, yes, infinity, so cool.
Mom, Totally lucky.
Meredith, Come along anytime. We are all about the more the merrier.
SA' You take good care too. Good luck with your move. I can't wait to hear how it goes.
Heather, Miss you too. See you soon.
Marc, Love you. Thank you. Give Mickey a little belly rub.
Mark, BA has to ok the pix, she hasn't done that yet. It is also really hard to post pictures for some reason. It takes forever. I will try though. I miss talking to you too. Love you.
Sarah- I will do my best. Still haven't called about the cc. I'm lazy.
Tiffany- You're funny. We had a couple other nicknames for BA too.....

WomensDaily said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I need to visit a place like that.

Jenn said...

It looks delightful.