July 19, 2008 (Saturday)
The Lord’s Hand in my Life: Not getting burned by the sun as bad as I could have.
We thought we were sleeping in this morning. Apparently we were not…Elyse came in at 7:15 and woke us up. I have to admit I was a bit cranky about it, but Whitney and I dragged ourselves out of bed. I guess Deanna wanted to get to the beach bright and early. Deanna is a Romanian worker from the orphanage who is our age. She and her 11-year-old cousin are the ones who invited us to come in the first place. They are both very sweet girls.
Right as we were all putting SPF 50 sunscreen and multiple layers of clothing to protect us from the sun Elyse passed out…She did that once before when we were at Brashov. It gives us a heart attack every time. I guess she passes out from pain. Let’s just say we all have really bad sunburns and touch is very sensitive. Luckily she ended up being okay, but Deanna made her carry the huge umbrella over her head to block the sun as we walked to the beach. She also gave her a lovely foofy hat to wear. Elyse was very excited about it. Then she made her sit under the umbrella while we were there. It was awesome.
When we got to the beach Saturn we played volleyball in the water for a few hours. Luckily it was a lot less crowded than the beach from yesterday. I liked it much better. There was actually room to play and run around. A lady in a thong came up to us and asked if she could play volleyball – we figured why not…It ended up being a lot of fun except we kind of sucked at playing today. Not that any of us are really good at volleyball, but we couldn’t even make it to 15 hits without dropping it…oh well we had fun.
The rest of the time on the beach consisted of reading, sporadically taking pictures and reapplying sun block every five seconds. We were already hurting and another full day out in the sun could be quite miserable if we weren’t careful. I had a shirt or shorts on the majority of the time we were outside. I didn’t want to get burned anymore than needed.
I also painted my toenails. That was a dumb idea. I painted them and I thought they were dry. Then I turned over to lay down, and when I looked down I had sand stuck in the toenail polish of my feet. It actually ended up looking kind of cool. It looks like I put a layer of sparkles over my pink toenail polish. I’m going to get to take some Black Sea home with me after all.
Besides eating and laying out we did find time to bury Mindy and MacKenzie in the sand. It was great. Mindy kept trying to get out of it…she was a bit apprehensive, but in the end she did it. Mindy said she wanted to have a size DD chest so we made it happen for her. Then we buried MacKenzie in the sand. She wanted us to make her a pregnant lady. We did…Mindy’s and MacKenzie’s dreams came true – even if it was only for a day.
Later in the afternoon it started to rain all of a sudden so we all huddled under the umbrella and shivered. After it calmed we decided it was time to get dinner. We treated Deanna to dinner for her hospitality and then we headed home to get all that sand out of our hair.
For the rest of the night we relaxed, packed and watched the movie She’s The Man. Although that movie is the cheesiest ever I love it! There are so many good quotes that can be taken from that movie it’s ridiculous. My favorite part is when Duke smacks Malcom in the back of the head with the towel in the bathroom. I laugh hysterically every time without fail.