10/11/10

Well 10/10/10 has passed and I was not blown up.  Instead, we spent the day relaxing and recovering from a perfectly lovely weekend celebrating the birth of the delightful and beautiful Phlegmmy.

I took Friday off from my regular job.  (Are you happy climate weenies?  One day not being a cog in the wheel of a corporation that keeps the cars and trucks on the highways fueled.)  On Friday, I burnt fuel rather than accounted for it.  In the morning, we met with a local business owner about carrying some of Michael’s products.  (Crossing fingers that this turns out to be a mutually beneficial arrangement.  I’ll share details when it’s appropriate.)

We met up with AEPilot Jim at our house and headed south to party.  We made several wrong turns, but arrived at our lodging with just over an hour to spare before the official start of the party.  So we checked in at the B&B.  The Bed and Breakfast was a lovely place with high ceilings and history.  And I failed to take a single picture of it.  Oh well.  There’s always next time.  We were still early but decided to head on over anyway.  Certainly the GPS would not lead us wrong.

And we only passed the house once.  The very hospitable LawDog welcomed us and our four-legged companion.  Who knew she would would be the instigator of so much doggie chaos?  After the obligatory stop in the kitchen (all parties gather in kitchens), we migrated out to the back yard where we were greeted by the FarmDad, FarmMom, and FarmGirl of Blogorado fame.  Who happen to be even more delightful than their well deserved reputation.  We’ve been informed that we are to visit and are anxious to take them up on the invitation.

We also met Alan.  Contrary to the rumors, he does not have a wire coming out of the back of his head leading directly to iMind.  He’s upgraded to wireless now.  I kid.  He did let me play with his iPad, and we confirmed that I really do like tactile keyboards.  The fingernails caused typos on the virtual one.  Because I’m a perfect typist otherwise. (And if you believe that…)

Christina and Vine arrived shortly after we did.  Christina brought her table and chair.  I know, who brings their own table and chair to a party right?  Not that kind of table and chair silly.  Massage table and chair.  And Christina has magic hands.  Everyone left her chair with that dazed look that calls for a cigarette.

Holly and Johnny G graced us with their presence as well.  Warm hugs were exchanged all around.  I’ve said many times and this weekend only reinforced my belief that gunny people are some of the best people in the world.  Also in attendance was Chris and … um … Crap!  I just know I’m forgetting someone.

The evening was filled with lots of laughs, good conversation, and gratuitous ass grabbing.  And maybe even a live edition of Vicious Circle.  (Yikes!  I was right by the microphone drinking my rum punch!)  I would love to tell you what the highlight of the weekend was, but I just can’t narrow it down.  It was just a wonderful visit all together. The pickles are right up there though.

On Friday night, we eventually retired to the B&B and ended the night with a round of drunken spades at the insistence of my hubby.  There are 3 rooms for rent upstairs, and they were all occupied by party-goers.  In the morning, I made an attempt at playing domestic.  I don’t think I fooled anyone, but I was at least in the kitchen without any shoes.  After I cleaned up my mess, we headed over to Phlegmmy’s for a proper second breakfast.

More laughing and great conversation commenced.  Doggies were spoiled with bites of all the delicious things we were eating.  Praline even retrieved part of a sandwich from the tree.  We were oddly entertained by the bug zapper tennis racket and learned that if you cook a fly on it until it smokes, it smells real bad.

By the time the end of the weekend came, it felt like leaving old friends even though some I’d never met in person previously.  It’s always hard to leave, but I’m enriched and revived by the company of truly great people.  It is a pleasure to have made so many new friends.

Yes, there are pictures.  I’ll share some.  If you were there and want to see them all, let me know.

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