Monday, June 30, 2008

Baby-sitter: $30. Gag gifts: $25. Drinking too much with old friends: PRICELESS.

First - I must post my winner from last week's gas card giveaway. Somehow my post announcing the winner on Friday night was saved as a draft and not published, so I apologize! Drum roll, please...SUZIE from Up the Hill Backwards! My dear - email me your address and I'll make sure the place I buy the gift card from is in your area.

Now, on to our regularly scheduled "Moment for Me Monday."

This week's post includes no pictures since I was too drunk busy reminiscing with friends to take them. Forgive me - but it doesn't much matter as they would have been funny to me and not so much anyone else who reads my blog anyway.

We took the family to visit good friends in Green Bay and got a sitter for Saturday night. We almost didn't go - gas is expensive (duh) and well, we were invited to no less than FOUR different parties for various friends and family members for the same day.

But now that we all have kids, we don't get to see this group of people all that often. So it took quite a bit of juggling - but it was sooooo worth it.

We may all have more crow's feet than we used to, and more kids, but when we get together we might as well all be 22 again. Somehow, when you're with good friends you revert back to the true "you" - not the you-who-has-kids-and-can-successfully-juggle-potty-training-and-a-dinner-party, but the you who swigs beer and laughs so hard you nearly pee your pants over something so stupid as a fart joke. (Or a picture of a grown man's poop - not that we really did that.) The you who goes to Spencer's Gifts to buy the birthday boy a mohawk drink hat and thinks its the funniest thing you've ever seen.

Yes, admittedly, we headed home much earlier than we might ever have in the past, but we still went. And I can't wait for the "Hair Bash" in August.


THopgood said...

Ahhh, cheers, *clink clink*, to becoming 22 again...even if only in our minds.

To answer your question about the digital pages. I just started this through the CM digital story books program. I made one for my FIL for father's day ("Grandpa's brag book) and the same one for my MIL (they're divorced) for her birthday. CM prints them for you and creates a hard cover bound book of your pages. It's a fantastic program. I'm really enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

The perfect hat for punk shows. AND it's on sale. It doesn't get any better than that.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a good time. Getting out without the kids and with friends is refreshing!

Marni Tiani Self said...

Isn't partying with the friends so rejuvenating? Ok, exhausting, but well worth it. :)

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

That's exactly IT - when with friends you become your younger self, free of the day's worries and able to let loose.

Glad you had the chance to do so. :)

Christy said...

I haven't partied for YEARS. Obviously, I need to stop procreating.

Glad you had a good time!

Happy2bme said...

Its always fun to let loose!!! I do it occassionally myself. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Tamra said...

Here's to having a blast with good friends, who not only think you're still cool when you laugh uncontrollably and pee yourself, but also join in with you!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

I love those moments when you laugh so hard at stuff you wouldn't normally find funny.

It's nice to relax and be yourself.