Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ladies' Lunch

Currently Reading: Secrets of the Heart, by Al and Joanna Lacy. It starts before the Chicago fire (reminding me of the ditty we used to sing...'One dark night, when we were all in bed. Ole' lady Leary left the lantern in the shed and when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said, "It'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!" Fire!') and following a young girl as she becomes a mail-order bride out of desperation. I hope I'm not infringing on any copywrite laws or offending anyone with that ditty...

E-book: Bought Taming Marie Antoinette by Tilly Green. Will get to it later!


What was in that sweet tea?

Once in a while, the spirit of my grandmother and my mother's influence will make themselves known in my behavior. Today was such a day:)

I remember going on a lunch trip with Grandma, and she informed me "we sit at this end; we're the fun bunch who still smoke and drink." And she let me get a virgin Pina Colada, as I wasn't 21 yet, so I would feel a 'part of her crowd'. And we had a good time! Rowdy jokes, flirting with the wait staff, and whole-heartedly enjoying ourselves. Grandma may have been late 60's/early 70's, but she still knew how to have a good time!

Today, the Head Start moms had a 'Mom's Only' lunch downtown at the ice cream parlor. At my table, shortly after arriving, soon rang with laughter as we recalled yesterday's side trip to the adult store, as Julie and I filled in the other ladies on what we found. Turns out one of the other ladies had also been there, so the talk soon turned raunchy. And I mentioned a couple of books I had read, by a couple of authors mentioned on this blog, should anyone be interested...

And then the Head Person passed out sheets of paper to play a word game. 'See how many words you can make out the phrase, 'Moms, Muffins, and Makeovers'. Well the first word I came up with was, "oh shit...there's no T...so 'studmuffin' is out..."

Next thing you know, 'foam', 'in', 'feminine', and 'suffer' were also tossed around and being giggled at...especially when I asked if we could spell 'come' with a 'K'.

And when we learned the time to start hadn't occurred yet....well, the laughter continued. Especially when the time was up and Julie had 51 words! Someone pointed out that our table had had a head start (pun intended)! But the next closest amount was another woman at our table with 29, so both won the prizes. I only had 14...I know...sad...

But lunch was delicious; I won a beautiful picture frame and a basket of blue pansies. I personalized one of the books I'd donated, and the woman was thrilled! The winner of the other one apparently had to leave early, so I have no idea who she is.

And afterwards, we all got to pick the flavor of ice cream for our cones. I tasted 'Cake batter', 'Brownie Batter' (the two I ended up getting), 'Burnt Sugar and Butter', 'Cake Icing', and 'Milk Chocolate'. I will be taking my children there this summer...

Only 4 More Weeks!

My baby has come a long way. With only a few weeks left in his school year, he has grown an inch, gained 3lbs, and increased not only his vocabulary, but his attentions span, social skills, and can count to 6 (officially; I've heard him count higher!) and knows only 2 letters (although he can sing the ABC song!). I'm not too worried. I wanted this year to be a good learning experience, to play with kids his own age, make friends, and learn that he doesn't have to be joined with me at the hip. I'm very satisfied with his progress, and so is his teacher. Next year, we will focus more on preparing him for kindergarten.

Confirmation Saturday

My oldest is going to officially join the Catholic Church this Saturday. I know what I want to get him; we have family and friends arriving to see the big event. I think as soon as I get off the internet I'm dragging hubby to the Christian Book Store.

Don't forget to stop by Dakota's blog http://www.vampsmut.blogspot.com/ and wish her a happy birthday:) And my fellow Novel Sisterhood author Suzanne joined Blogger the other day, so check out her blog, http://trinityblacio.blogspot.com/ and tell her I sent you. And Jackie's back, posting info on her hubby's health www.jackierogers.blogspot.com; although today, I think she's blogging about pen names...

4 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

sounds like lot's going on in Mollyworld

Bronwyn's Blog said...

The luncheon sounds like a blast!

barbara huffert said...

My grandmom used to take me to fashion show luncheons. I bet they would have been a blast together.

Ashley Ladd said...

I tagged you on my blog. Sounds like the kids are going good.