Sunday, November 12, 2006

11/12 Quick update from the road

On my way to NC, but not without some mini-adventures along the way. Friday night the slumber party was fun. There were five of us, only four old enough to drink. We had several blenders of frozen margaritas and danced to the music while watching the movies Annie Get Your Gun and Unsinkable Molly Brown. It's so fun to watch both Betty Hutton and Debbie Reynolds overact horribly and mug constantly for the camera. Jan made a super salad and homemade pizza, plus hummus and toasted pita chips for snacks. We had a great time.

Saturday we went shopping and I got my gift for Secret Santa. Then five of us sibs and two sis-in-laws--Cindy and Paulette--went to the QND extravaganza, a fund-raising event for our Catholic high school. It was called My Big Fat Greek Extravaganza and of course the food was Greek, and pretty good. You pay a fairly large fee to get in, but then have appetizers and dinner (and dessert), plus all the beer, wine and soft drinks you want. I told my sisters I would be the designated driver. It was music to their ears since both of them always have to be the dd. They definitely took advantage of the situation.

At one point (I was drinking Pepsi, by the way), Jan was drunk and Jane was drunk. I kept saying to Jan, "Give me the keys." I wanted to have them handy for when it was time to go. Jan gave them to me. Only problem was, Jane had driven and it was her car keys I needed. I sure got razzed about that--sober and I still couldn't remember which car we were in.

They had both silent auctions and live auctions and it was sure fun. Most of us got something in the silent auction. I'll post about that later. Right now, I have to boogie. Woke up at 6:30 (after going to bed after 1) and locked my keys in my SUV. It took the locksmith 2 1/2 hours to get there. Had to come from Iowa. Why? Everyone in Illinois and Missouri is out deer hunting. More about that later too.

I'm on my way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

glad you got to share in the evening...usually an evening I enjoy very much, but they sure seemed to act like they'd never done this before, for how unorganized it was. I personally thought the food blah compared to years past, and since I rarely drink, I am always hoping for the best meal possible. It was fun watching everyone enjoy themselves so much...especially Janet...NOT something I've seen often--can't wait to hear of you daily adventures in NC>>>

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I sure had fun...and it was really fun laughing at my sisters.

David said...

Not laughing WITH your sisters?

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I laughed with them today. At them last night.

Beata said...

We can't wait to see you home, Mom. Drive carefully and don't type while driving!!! ;-)

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I'm leaving soon, Bea. Yay.