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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hey Yall! Yesterday as I was vacuuming the house, I decided that I wanted to move the furniture in the den around. If you have ever been in my den, you will realize that we really have everything arranged in the only position it can be arranged in, well, to be able to see the tv. And isn't that the reason we are in there? I mean, why have a tv with 150 channels that have absolutely nothing worth watching if you aren't going to be watching it. So, I decided to move and push and shove and drag and kick the furniture in a different arrangement. And I did and unfortunately, you could not longer access the den because the furniture had blocked the entire way into that part of the room. Well crap. So I pushed and pulled a walkway into the room and it looks absolutely ridiculous but we decided at the time that we were just too tired from moving furniture and from work to change it back. And you know what? I love how you can lay on the red couch and watch nothing on tv and not have your neck contorted into a painful position. I fell asleep on the couch last night and took a nap this afternoon. This morning when I woke up, I had some pain in my back, radiating from my left hip up the side of my back. And it got much, much worse after my nap. I am waiting just a little while to let the beer I drank in one swig get out of my system so I can take a pain pill I horded from my broken arm incident last year. I am hoping and praying it will take care of it cause it feels pretty bad.

Earlier today when it just kind of hurt, Dick and I went to see I Love You Man. It was funny. Probably funnier to the younger folks in the audience. I am pretty much appalled at the language used today. And there was alot of that and adult themes used. But I laughed out loud a few times and we both agreed that we had seen better.

That's all for now.....until after the meds.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Clean House? In My Dreams.....


Hey Yall! Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was busy trying to straighten some things up around here. I was gone for two weeks and once we brought all our junk back into the house, well, it was a mess. THEN the mail was delivered. Lots and lots of mail to go through and organize and file. Then the bills to pay. Then the HOA of the condo we have in Raleigh somehow didn't credit two months of fees, so I had to get copies of those cancelled checks and try and straighten that out. And they did. So I was up to my neck in paper work. Now I'm only up to my waist.

Today, I took Mr. Frannycakes truck to have the tires rotated. I sat in the waiting room for two hours. The cable tv was out, but the lady that pretty much runs the place had brought a season of "Friends" and had it playing on the big screen TV. She also had made coffee. It has been a while since I have watched "Friends" and I had forgotten just how funny it could be. I found myself laughing out loud. Thankfully, I was the only person in the waiting area. It was kind of nice to know that I could nothing but watch tv and enjoy it.

Our temperature up here is supposed to get colder this weekend. We still have snow. A lot of it. I need to start thinking about what I am going to plant. For some reason, plants and flowers up here know that they have just a small window of opportunity to grow and bloom and they do it faster than I ever seen it in the South. (Notice I capitalized South......) We have some painting to do to touch up a few places and a whole lot of sand to get out of the garage. Once the snow completely melts, it looks like we have had a major wind storm in the yard. Limbs, sticks, leaves, and pine cones are everywhere. It will be a major raking job. Anybody want to come and visit???????? I will buy you a rake and even put your name on it!

Yall be good and I will talk to you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Long Time No Blog

Hey Yall! I have probably lost all of my three readers during my break from blogging. I know I still have one (Daddy) who reminded me daily while I was visiting that I have not been updating my blog. I actually have a pretty good excuse for not blogging and you know that I always have an excuse up my sleeve ready and waiting! You see......my 'puter was real sick. If you remember from a previous post, I got a virus. Then we paid $200 to get it back to working order. (The $200 made me sick.) Then when we got to Raleigh, I opened it up to check emails and other important stuff and my screen was black. The computer was running, but the monitor was dead. Lucky for me, I have a very sweet, loving and caring husband who said he would buy me a new one for my birthday. Birthday, you ask? Yes, Frannycakes had a birthday.....but more about that later. So Mr. Frannycakes bought me a new computer yesterday and after many, many curse words coming from my mouth and mind, I promptly returned it to the store this morning. Then I drove to Portland and purchased a different one at the Best Buy. And it has been a glorious day. Just glorious! Thank you Mr. Frannycakes!

We got back to the frozen tundra on Saturday. Our trip down south was wonderful. The temp's down there are much different than up here. Thankfully, I packed a couple of summer outfits just in case I got hot. And guess what? I got hot. Very hot. I do love the Maine temps.

I have a whole post planned about my different birthday celebrations. I am waiting for pictures. And when they come, I will let you know all about it!

It feels great to blog again.... And if you haven't given up on me...thanks! I will try to do better!

Tootles!