Wednesday, March 25, 2009
50th Birthday.....The Bluff
Hey Yall! I told you I would be back with details of all the birthday fun I had. I had the pleasure of being invited to Girls Weekend at the Bluff. The Bluff is a house at the bluff, the name I will not disclose because I'm not sure my friend whose family owns the house would want the whole world, or the three of you who read this blog, to know exactly where their house is located. Anyway, it is located in the Charleston area, so we had lots and lots of shopping available and restaurants to sample. On our last night there, my buds took me to the Sewee Restaurant, in Sewee, no less, for the birthday dinner. They had given me a birthday hat which said "Fabulous Fifty". And of course that is exactly what I am now. Anywho, they made me wear it at the restaurant. I got two kisses from strange men while I was there....don't worry Mr. Frannycakes.....on the cheek only. We had a fabulous meal, then waddled to the car to go back to the undisclosed bluff.
Back at the undisclosed Bluff, I was instructed to put back on my birthday hat. I had to remove it in the car because the both of us could not get into the car together! After replacing the hat, I was given Ms. Bluff, dressed up in birthday wrapping paper. Ms. Bluff decorates every Girls Weekend. Her presence is required. Don't judge us! It is just a ritual that must be abided by. Anyway, While I held Ms. Bluff, I opened presents. And presents I got! Unfortunately, I am unable to mention any of them here because my children read this blog (also Mr. Frannycakes) and I don't want to gross any of them out. Of course, Julianne was there for this part of the party and was totally and completely disgusted and particularly disappointed in Ms. Elaines card. Ms. Elaine made me read it out loud and it was hard for my child to hear these things.....You should be ashamed Ms. Elaine!
The little girls, as we like to call Emily (Elaine's daughter) and Julianne, cause they are the little girls of the families, stayed around to take some pictures. No one will ever accuse us of being photogenic! After viewing the pictures on the camera, Virginia announced that she wanted them taken over because she looked like a stroke victim that had been posed next to me on the couch for pictures! After closer inspection, she was right. Now if we could just get her a job in Hollywood playing stroke victims in the movies.......she would be rich and famous! Cause it is obviously her calling! I can say I knew her when.....
Somehow through all the pictures, I maintain to keep the same smile on my face while every one cracked up. Beth completely lost it and we had to suspend pictures while she laughed about Virginia and her stroke pose. Sick group we are. And proud of it.
Girls, I love you! I needed this weekend so much. And I treasure our friendships. Thanks for being my friend.