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A Reunion of Friends

Do you have people in your life who just exhaust you?  I am not talking about the ones who are a little bit annoying, or the ones who just don’t know better.  I am talking about people who are sure they are better than you and lord it over you every single minute, even though you know that they are not better than you at all?  Those people?  Let me tell you about my weekend.

Stefan, Röbby’s best friend since forever, was in town last week for a meeting with some investors.  I am not really clear about what he does for a living, but it is entrepreneurialish and he makes a lot of money. He had to stay in a downtown hotel during the week and then moved over to one of our guest rooms on Friday.  Of course his wife, Kathy had to make a big effing deal about how important she is at work (adjunct faculty at a community college) and couldn’t make it until Saturday morning.  Who cares?  She is a pill.

Stefan is completely delightful and we had so much fun Friday night with some burgers on the grill and a little trip down memory lane with Röbby.  I had Röb’s mother send over some funny photos of the boys growing up and we just laughed and laughed.  I also found some videos that they had made as teenagers.  They thought they were going to join the cast of Jackass apparently.  I left them downstairs with those and a case of IPAs and went upstairs and watched chick flicks.  I don’t think Röbby made it up before 3 AM, but they had such fun.

Also, did I mention? Kinda hot.

Also, did I mention? Kinda hot

It is amazing how damaging an unhappy woman can be to a happy get together…

Kathy showed up on Saturday morning in total “look at me” mode.  Oh look at the special and expensive hostess gift I bought you!  Aren’t I special, watching football with the men instead of hanging out with the other gal in the house?  Look how much I know about everything!

By dinner time I was DONE.  I had spent a lot of time picking up the side dishes from the catererers and it was not easy to get the Merlin to fold the napkins the way I wanted him to.  Hostessing, especially hostessing a someone like Kathy, is exhausting.  They were planning to  go and meet a couple of people from the PhD program she and Röb had been in together after dinner and I felt a lil’ my grain coming on.  Then I heard her outside (helping the guys cook the steaks, of course) asking Röbby if he had been in touch with Claire.

Rude bitch. Yes, that is what she wore to go out. "Look how much more casual I can be!"

Rude bitch. Yes, that is what she wore to go out. “Look how much more casual I can be!” You look like a moose, Kathy.

What the heck?!  Röbert is happily married with a beautiful home and a beautiful wife and a beautiful daughter and two sons!  He even has a dog!  He is NOT thinking about his dreary old girlfriend.  I am sure Kathy talks to her all of the time and has to listen to her pining away for the “one who got away”, but that is not Röb’s problemo. Was Claire going to be in the group they were meeting later?  That I wanted to see.

Good bye my grain!  I ran upstairs and threw on some skinny jeans and a cute top I had in my closet and came down to join them.

You should have seen Röbert's and Stefan's faces when I came back down. You should also have seen Kathy's LOL. Game, set, match community college instructor!

You should have seen Röbert’s and Stefan’s faces when I came back down. You should also have seen Kathy’s LOL. Game, set, match, community college instructor!

The rest of the night was pretty dull until I got their fat friend Brad to do a few too many shots and twerk with Krystyn, who was at the bar with some of her friends.  Brad’s wife is also a real sourpuss, by the way.  Claire was not there after all (at some kind of dig thing in Spain or something) but I had forgotten how popular I was with the other guys in the PhD program.

I think Kathy was hoping Röbert would regret dropping out and taking a job in software sales to get married, but obviously he has a wonderful life.  I wonder why she is so bitter?

 

 

 

 

Yoga in the Park

There is a new yoga studio in town where all of the ladies who can’t keep up with those of us who really know yoga have been going.  We all call it it “Stretches for Betches”.  I guess they are having a hard time attracting members (LOL) so they sponsored a free yoga in the park session yesterday afternoon.  It was right next to the cute little cafe that my posse likes to frequent, and it just so happens that we were all there having a lil’ espresso when the session began.

There were some real try-hards who showed up and a bunch of older women who looked like they got lost on the way to their water aerobics meeting.

Guess who was leading the class?

No wonder she can't keep a boyfriend, she looks like she is carrying a little extra junk in her trunk.

No wonder she can’t keep a boyfriend, she looks like she is carrying a little extra junk in her trunk.

For an expert yogi she sure teaches an easy peasy beginners class.  I would never want to learn from someone who didn’t at least try to challenge me.

Of course some people aren’t so discerning.

Haha, that is more than a little junk in her trunk!  She might be carrying the contents of an entire yard sale in those stretch pants

Haha, that is more than a little junk in her trunk! She might be carrying the contents of an entire yard sale in those stretch pants.

Well, good for them for trying.  And good for them for giving my friends and I some well deserved lulz.

 

Leaving in the AM

I can’t believe it is only one more day to our perfect family vacay.  Cari and Krystyn are going to stop by every day to collect mail, switch our lights, and make sure that snake, Karen Sullivan, isn’t up to anything!

I am trying to whittle down my suitcases to two large ones and a big duffle bag.  It is so hard! I am thinking this top will work for the car ride up tomorrow.  It is a little Yodel-lay-ee-hoo/Heidi looking which is just the right note for the mountains, and comfy for the car.

I want to be comfortable and casual, and I think this works.

I want to be comfortable and casual, and I think this works.

I keep wondering if I should run out and buy something gingham.  Do I need a gingham dress?

Mr. Funny, aka Röbert told me last night that he would show me a photo of the house.  Then he showed me this:

Hahaha...so funny.  I would NOT be happy in a trailer.

Hahaha…so funny. I would NOT be happy in a trailer.

He said he knew that I would love it with the firepit and the twinkle lights.  I don’t know why I stay married to this guy!

Do I need cowboy boots?  What do you think.  I have a pair, but they may not be cute enough.  And I should probably get some fancy hiking boots, just in case.

Trip Planning

I have to confess that I had not been looking forward to having Merlin home this week, and I even tried to find a camp that would take him for the rest of the summer.  It is not that I don’t just adore that kid, but he is very chatty, constantly going on and on about who knows what, and I am so busy this week, getting ready for our vacation next week.  Incredibly enough, Merlin has been a complete delight since he got home though, entertaining his siblings for hours so that I can get everything done.

He taught Starling some silly game he learned at camp and they have been out back laughing away all morning.  Look at how much fun Starling is having!

He taught Starling some silly game he learned at camp and they have been out back laughing away all morning. Look at how much fun Starling is having!

I have been trying to plan for all of our photo ops during the trip, because everyone knows that if you don’t take lots of pictures, it doesn’t count.  Röbby still hasn’t given me the exact deets on where we are going.  He says he wants to surprise me.  Urgh, i hate surprises.  He did say that picture of the ramshackle cabin was a joke, and he did do a lovely job with the overnight trip to the lake, so I guess I will trust him.  LOL.

 

Photos Don’t Lie!

Yesterday afternoon Starling was complaining about being bored, so I sent her out with a lil’ art project.  She took her camera and the telephoto lens and tried to get “arty” closeup shots of some of our neighbors.  She caught Renata out looking for Dementor mid-afternoon.  Poor Renata is not looking cute. Her skin is all broken out and she has dark circles under her eyes like she isn’t getting enough sleep. if I didn’t know better, I would say she contracted a bad case of pink eye too. Amber got it at horse camp last week, and Cari said you have to be very careful to change your sheets regularly. I hope she doesn’t end up with impetigo too, Amber also brought that back from horsey camp and it is very unsightly.

"Pretty Lady"

“Pretty Lady”

Amber and Starling were off to their art camp this morning, where I am sure they won’t be picking up skin diseases.  It is a very high end and expensive camp.  I raced over to drop Hummus at the gym and had a fun lunch with Cari and Krystyn.  We were looking at funny pictures and laughing and laughing.

Another Day at the Beach

This morning Cari and I got up bright and early to drop off all of the kiddos with her former sister-in-law for the day.  She seemed surprised to see my three, but I am sure she ended up enjoying them, everyone does.  Cari and I have tans to attend to!

This summer Mitch is staying at the beach condo he usually rents out for the summer and he has the big cottage that was Karen’s pride and joy rented out to a group of young people for the whole summer.  Cari found these kids through her volunteer work at the local soup kitchen and they are doing what is known as a “share”.  I have no idea what that means, but I am sure they will take wonderful care of Karen’s dream home.

He looked so cute in front of his 4000 SF beachfront condo.

He looked so cute in front of his 4000 SF beachfront condo.

Mitch was already outside on the hammock when we got there.  He had mixed up a big batch of vodka and diet tonics for us and we had a wonderful morning frolicking in the surf.  I was so glad I didn’t have to keep track of my littles all day.  They are forever wandering away and forgetting to remind me to reapply sunscreen, so the beach is just better without children.

After lunch, Mitch and Cari went for a romantic walk and I lay down on the hammock for a little snooze.  When I woke up who should I see but our newly engaged lovebirds.  They were walking down the beach towards me, but I guess they didn’t see me because they headed back the other way after I waved them over.  I must say that the body language between them was not good at all.  Renata was leaning towards Ty, but he was leaning away and had his body turned from her too.  There must be trouble in paradise already.

The poor man looks like he wants to be rescued!

The poor man looks like he wants to be rescued!

I really wanted to talk to Ty, but I hadn’t seen him at all since the engagement announcement. I guess he was trying to enjoy a lil’ beach vacay and got stuck with the old ball and chain, poor guy.

Afternoon at the Pool

I saw Karen packing up her car for a trip of some sort today, so I decided to invite Cari and Amber over for a fun afternoon at her pool.  I know Mitch would want us to enjoy it, as long as we didn’t disturb Karen, so this was the perfect opportunity.

The kids were all having a wonderful time (except Merlin, who still had to mow the lawn and finish cleaning the playroom).  Cari brought “James” along to liven up the party.  He chose not to swim, but it was good to hang around with him!  According to Cari, he absolutely loves her new car and has been driving it everywhere since they bought it.  Everyone loves a convertible!

Just friends, but so adorable together!

Just friends, but so adorable together!

Röbert won’t be home until late tonight so I think I will throw a lil’ pool party for my book group!  Margaritas and mysteries anyone?