That's right - on the busiest Saturday of the year, I had to spend 6 hours at a lego user group (LUG) meeting. At least I got a lot of knitting done. Also? Great pizza.
I got home in time to barricade the master bathroom against sabotage, because, yes, it was time for us to attend our one adult cocktail party of the year and no, I wasn't going to let Larry start fixing the sink an hour before we had to be there. Not this year, anyway. So I made him wait until I was completely ready (meaning, finished swathing myself in spandex so my dress clothes would fit) before he could even gain access to the bedroom to get dressed himself.
At least I learn from past experience, right?
The party was great, as usual, even though it hurt to stand up because my shoes were too tight, and it hurt to sit down because of the Spanx-type thingy squeezing my middle, so I spent a lot of the evening perfecting my leaning-against-a-wall and leaning-against-the-arm-of-a-chair poses. Maybe, by next year, I will be too mature and confident to do that to myself again. Maybe I will go shopping for something dressy yet not painful, some article of apparel that lets the world know that I am comfortable with what shape I am and don't need to hide it.
But probably not. I'll probably just go for more spandex.
Today, we continue our grueling schedule of holiday merry making. In addition to an ornament exchange this evening, I am also dragging the family to see It's A Wonderful Life at our local theater this afternoon. $5 a ticket, people, for 2 hours of utter cinematic bliss - what's not to like?
Unfortunately, the girls have been complaining for the past 2 weeks that I am making them see that "boring old movie." They keep talking about something called "Star Wars" instead. Kids these days...
|Our own kids no longer gaze at us with adoration, unfortunately.|
This morning I begged off going to church so that I could wrap some gifts and clean the house and generally make things look more Christmas-y around here. So maybe I should actually go do those things? Yes, yes, I should. That's a very good idea.