Monday, February 07, 2011
Sat morning I went to real estate school and Spouse went to the gym. When I returned home shortly before 5pm I was greeted by the smiles of our dear friends Kerry & Hugh, Kerry's father (and our dear friend) George, Kerry & Hugh's neighbors Harriet & Bob, and Kerry's friend Allison and her 15-year old son Antonio and 13-year old son Gabe. They had arrived around 2:30.
We sat and talked for about an hour until everyone was ready for dinner. The 10 of us made our way to Casa diLeo where we all enjoyed pizza, strombolis, calzones, salads, and pasta. Afterward we returned home and talked until midnight. It was really great to spend time with our friends whom we don't see as often as we'd like.
Sun morning I went to real estate school again and left Spouse in charge of the gang. Hugh had run to Surf Bagel and brought everyone bagels and cream cheese and scones. Spouse said they had 3 or 4 pots of coffee with breakfast and afterward as they hung out together. Finally they got prepared for and participated in the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. Here's a video of what it looks like. The air temperature was 42 degrees and the water temperature was 36 degrees. This year there were almost 3,100 registered who raised over $550K for Special Olympics. After showering they had lunch together at Irish Eyes and a few of them were treated to a ride in Big Ella. They packed up and left for home at about 3pm. I got home from school at 4:30.
Steven & Thad invited us to join them for dinner and to watch the beginning of the Super Bowl so we did. Spouse & I got home as the halftime show was going on. I thought the visuals were interesting, especially the people in the white body suits that lit up, but there seemed to be something wrong with the sound. None of the singers sounded good and the volume seemed to fade in and out. Then Spouse & I watched the 2nd 1/2 of the Super Bowl, which neither of us has done in years. It was an interesting game to watch and I actually enjoyed it even though I'd not been following the season. Then we watched the special Super Bowl-inspired episode of Glee.