So I survived my girls weekend in Canada with my wonderful sisters in law! Okay, well, barely survived. It was a much needed escape and bonding time. Let me tell you, those women can shop!! I picked up a gorgeous pair of celtic earrings, and beautiful mood bracelet (changes colors with my body heat) from a local artisan. After spending most of the day in the trendy little town of Westport, we headed back to camp. And you guessed it, started happy hour.
Sailor Jerry came to play, and knowing others were going to join us, we made a run to the local package store to grab the Captain. (okay, that just sounds wrong!!) Trust me, I introduced my family to the wonders of spiced rum and diet cherry pepsi - my new obsession (maybe not so much now, at least for a while). We snacked and looked at pictures from Kathy's trip to Ireland with her quilting group. Gorgeous pics! I sooo want to go someday - it's on my list. Now, I'm a 2 shot girl. I like my drinks strong. Kathy is a bit of a lightweight, but Diane and I kept pace with each other. Our Red Solo Cups were empty before we refilled.
Apparently Diane is like my hubby. Either that or there was a conspiracy. I SWEAR, I'd only had 3 drinks and they hit me like a ton of bricks. I kid you not. I can't remember the last time I drank so much I could not speak. I used hand signals people!
Oh yeah....they thought it was extremely funny. And then I realized I needed to go to bed. My bed was out on the porch (screened in, cool at night and peaceful in the morning. I could have lived there!) So Diane made up my bed and Barbie Jo went "night-nights". Except I wasn't totally out for the count. Uh-Uh. This Irish girl still had some spunk. I could hear them talking, and they even called the hubby to tell him "The Princess has fallen!" Oh, remember, they had been drinking too! My poor hubby. #1) He couldn't figure out who was calling him, #2) Who was the Princess #3) How did I fall? And then...you guessed it....it was picture time! They showed no mercy! Thank GOD the porch was too dark and the pics didn't come out. I surprised them by saying I could hear every word they said (I just couldn't open my eyes, sit up, or carry on conversation). And I think at one point I called them bitches for taking pictures of me. OMG, it was too funny.
Believe it or not, I woke up the next morning all bright-eyed and ready for coffee! NO Hangover!! YAY!!!! I'm still trying to figure out how Diane was not as drunk as I was. Unless SHE made my drinks stronger than hers....Hmmm...... I think the fact that we shopped and never had lunch was a factor as well. I do remember Eileen's husband BBQ'ing our chicken for us, and I remember devouring it at some point. Oh boy.....
But that's the camping story. I love it in Canada. I needed the relaxation, and I did get some tweaking done on another short story I was trying to lengthen so I feel good that I was able to do some "work" for a couple hours each morning. Looking forward to it again next year!! (except maybe a little less Sailor Jerry. I never saw the Captain). So what do I do now?????
But this has been the last week of sports games with the kids (soccer and volleyball). I'm looking forward to the next couple of week nights off so that MAYBE I can get some serious writing done. Yeah...remember those 200 pages mentioned last week???? They still need to be written. And in between all of this are college visits with #1 son, and our family vacation.
2 weeks, 200 pages HAS to happen. The spiced men in my life need to stay away. Maybe they shall be my reward? Yes, there will be an Autumn girls retreat in my future. In celebration of deadline met.
Now I'm off to prepare for my Diva's bday party. 12 girls and a huge scavenger hunt. No writing today!!
Stay cool this weekend, folks! enjoy some family time and here's hoping SOMEONE gets their pages in for the day!!