Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vacation? What vacation?

As I type, my vacation is submerging itself into the "Distant Memories" folder of my life. How is it possible that 40 hours of work is the equivalent of watching paint dry, and 40 hours of vacation is gone in 60 seconds??? Doesn't seem fair...

It's possible that we were distracted by the air conditioning unit that went out. Twice. Or, perhaps, the attack of the killer yellow jackets who had taken up residence under the porch furniture. CB is allergic, and I was stung in a place comparable to the wounds of Forrest Gump. (No, I did not photograph THAT for my blog....although, it was tempting. Nothing like a good Pity Party to make a girl feel better!) But, I still don't understand how an entire week can pass unaccounted for.

Well, there WAS this little event for which we were preparing. Perhaps the stress of it all put us into a state of denial. Perhaps the thought of feeding 150 people, and trying to ensure they had a good time, completely short-circuited my already-full-to-capacity pea brain. We may never know. What I DO know is that I wouldn't trade the memories for anything...and that I had to go back to work WAY too soon!!

Cool Breeze and I have dreamed of having a large party at our home for YEARS! A few months ago, we decided that NOW was the time, and we set a date. Little did we know that the A/C would act up, and the garage enclosure (for which the building permit is dated FEBRUARY 11) would not be complete. NO!!! We entered into this venture BLIND!!! On a wing and a prayer! Fortunately, we have VERY understanding friends. They know we're a bit neurotic, and they talk about us behind our backs love us anyway!

Once the party was underway, the stress seemed to evaporate. Wait, maybe that was the humidity. Either way, it was the perfect evening to celebrate life with friends and family, and a birthday with Mom x 2!!! Having Noe-Noe Girl here helped as well:)

"Grandaddy" and "The Captain" go WAY back! They were happy to have some time to catch up on old plundering and pillaging stories! There may have been rum...

The local boys came out and ROCKED THE HOUSE!!! There's nothing better than a good ol' country boy!!!

The Waldorf Estoria Hillbilly Hotel prepared one of their best rooms for Marlene & her man...

...they had to bathe in the Cement Pond!!

What? Did you actually think we had indoor plumbing??? Silly Bloggers!!

I could have NEVER gotten everything done if it had not been for the help of my good friend, Sasquatch. He was my right hand man...literally.

Although, he DID develop a disturbing attachment to my Diet Coke. Go figure!

With THAT "little" event out of the way, I am now focusing on BLOG FEST 2009 IN MATHEWS, VIRGINIA!!! YAY!! Of course, next week is Vacation Bible School at church, and then Snow White's Opera follows.....but I CANNOT think about that right now!!! I'm too obsessed excited about meeting all of you people who live in my computer!!! Heehee!
Wishing all of you attendees safe travels. Can't wait for the festivities to begin!!


Country Girl said...

Damn girl, you are busy. Your sasquatch looks thirsty, too.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Can you bring Sasquatch with you?

Please? Pretty please?

The photo ops are limitless.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY - we'll continue celebrating this week. Do not worry about bringing a thing. (Or as they say around here, don't bring nare thing.)

Living on the Spit said...

What a blast of a party you and CB threw.

Next year, take two weeks off and have the party in the middle!!!

Grandma J said...

What a great party! I'm with are but a flash in the pan, and the work day drags in slo mo.

See you soon!

Suz Broughton said...

At least he has good taste! Diet Coke rules!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

AWESOME throw down girl! You and CB really outdid yourselves!

Vacations do fly by! Cant wait for the blogfest! It's gonna be another rockin' time!

Email me and we can plan?? haha!

Keetha said...

Oh, MY. Looks like a whole heap of fun. And work. I hope you rest up and enjoy the Virginia Blogfest!

I am Barking Mad said...

Well I reckon I'm just gonna be happy to get out of this danged computer...seeing as how I "live here"! *lol*

Can't wait to meet you!

And I can't believe I am almost completely packed. Yayyyy!

Auds at Barking Mad! said...

And I wish soooo much that I could go! If for no other reason than to get out of this damn computer! ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

You are really amazing! I can not believe you pulled all of that off. Did I ever tell you that I think you are a super star? I surely do! I can't wait to hear about blog fest. I wish I could come. Maybe, I will still be able to come.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Girl, you'll be all peopled-out by the time we pull out of Mathews next weekend!

Do bring Sasquatch. Huh-LAREE-us.

Anonymous said...

Soooo jealous! I wanna have a big party, too.
I'm sure that my invite to yours got loss in the mail. Silly mailman!

Missed ya. Just stopped by to see what you've been up to lately.

Anonymous said...

wow...any party that requires the rental of portable toilets is one I needed to be at. Looks like everyone had fun!

The Incredible Woody said...

It's just not a party without Sasquatch and portajohns!!