Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another Weekend Gone

Was pretty busy all weekend so I haven't been around much. Not a whole lot of interesting stuff to blog but I did go to an awesome party yesterday. It sure does seem like I've been to a party every weekend for months...wait I HAVE! It just doesn't end.
Yesterday's party was for George's best friend Al, who turned 50 on July 1st. The party was given by his wife Marie and two daughters and it was a complete surprise to Al. He never saw it coming, probably because his birthday had come and gone. Al and George have been best friends (and each other's Best Man at their respective weddings) since they were in grade school. Although the Army separated them for a few years, they have always maintained a very close friendship. So when we got the invitation, we naturally had to go.
It was a beautiful afternoon and the party was held at one of Al's daughter's homes a short distance away from George's house. I would estimate about 50 people were there, and I actually knew 5 of them. There was food galore and an ice cold keg of Labatt's beer. I um, tapped (pun intended) into that and got a mighty good buzz going. Mmmmm Canadian beer is pretty good. Of course, it was pretty hot outside so you know, I had to keep hydrated. I wasn't driving so why not? LOL And before anyone asks, there were no baby gates for me to trip over and I managed to stay upright, although I know I was slurring my words just a tad by the time we headed home. There was a pool for those who wanted to go swimming (and for those who went swimming without really wanting to), their neighbor offered his horse shoe pit for those who wanted to do that and once it got dark, they started a fire in the fire pit and we all sat around and shot the breeze.
It was so good to see Al again. I think the last time I saw him was in 1980 and except for being bald now, he hasn't changed a bit. Marie is still a sweetheart and we have tentative plans for the 4 of us to get together real soon. George and I really enjoyed the whole day and hopefully someone will email one of us the group photo that was taken because I would really love to have a copy.
We got up this morning and decided to go out for breakfast at the resort when George's son is a chef. They have an awesome brunch there and Patrick will also make an omelet anyway you like. I had onions, green peppers, mushrooms and cheese in mine and George had ham and cheese. We also filled our plates with selections from the buffet, fruit and home fries, bacon, pancakes, french toast, waffles, there was so much to choose from. I skipped the dessert bar but OMG the Whoopie Pies looked so darn good. Maybe next time.
Just as we were finishing up, George's other son Jon and his fiancee Nikki showed up. We visited with them for awhile before going to WalMart, and then went back to his house. Before I left there to come home, I gave George a much needed haircut. I'm getting pretty good with the clippers. :-)
I also had to work on Saturday morning for a few hours. We are behind again so I will probably be working late every night this week. I don't mind, I can use the extra money.
Time to get myself ready for the upcoming week. Hope everyone had a nice weekend and has a good week.


Kerry said...

You are becoming quite the party girl!!! Go Labatts Go!!! it is good beer lmao

ROTFLMAO @ no baby gates

AliceKay said...

Sounds like a fun party. It's good to hear you're having so much fun with George and friends. :)

ChicagoLady said...

Molsen is better, lol. Since you didn't trip on any baby gates, were you the one who took the unintentional dip in the pool? lmao

Sounds like the party was a lot of fun! I'm glad you're getting the chance to reconnect with your long lost gang.

Lainie said...

I didn't get close enough to the pool to 'fall' in. LOL

We're having an awesome time together. It's great to see him back to feeling good again.

Intense Guy said...

Alrighty! Curious George is back!

I'm getting old. Just reading about all these parties and hijinks makes me want to pull out the false teeth, put 'em in a glass, and settle into me rocker.

I've heard once you "Go Canadian, you never go back".

LadyStyx said...

LOL! You're not the only one that's dangerous around baby gates!!

Sounds like a fine time was had by all. We're looking forward to that pic.

Intense Guy said...

*drops in just to give Lainie a hug*

Karla said...

ohhhhhh I wanna play too! LOL Glad you are having such a full life now *hugss* one of these nights I'm gonna get around to calling you (IF you ever stay home lol)

Lainie said...

Smiles real big @Iggy's hug.

Karla, I am home most evenings during the week, especially Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Thursday. Those would be the best nights to catch me. Or let me know when a good time would be to call you and I will do just that!