Hello! I had a wonderful, rejuvenating, love-filled weekend. It was a bit like a slumber party... Claudie (Aunty Claudie grew up next to my Dad, and her son was my very first ever boyfriend. We were one year old. He had these sweet ringlets. Now, he has a son with sweet ringlets.) and Marylou and I giggled and they bossed me around in the best way possible. We shopped, which was not my intention "You make sure and wee wee at the airport, honey, cuz we are going STRAIGHT to the mall." "Focus! Focus! What's on the list?" "List? I wasn't going to shop this weekend, remember?" "Aaaak! Honey, you need a list. Get a pen. Here, use mine."
The result was that I got great and sensible clothes on sale so that when we go to England I will not freeze. For someone who wasn't going to do any shopping I seemed to acquire a lot of luggage!
I had a ball at Vicks' wedding: "You. Twenty minute nap. Coffee at three o'clock, then get dressed." I got to the house early, and everything was so gorgeous. Flowers, lanterns, SUSHI BAR! Great wine, great people. I like hubby's family. His sister made a tearful speech, "The most loving, thoughtful... *sniff*... wonderful man..." Everyone else made a speech saying "... At LAST!" I am so happy for them both.
It was refreshing not to be the responsible adult. I am used to being IN CHARGE all the time. It's not that I am a control freak, I don't think, but it has worked out that way. Having a weekend where I had no decisions to make beyond "Sugar?Milk?" was absolutely wonderful. I think Claudie and Marylou realised that I was incapable of making any major decisions so they just fed me and took me where the sales were and showered love and appreciation upon me, so now I feel revitalized and well-dressed.
And there's nothing like feeling revitalized and well-dressed!