Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Long Weekend (Updated!)

And we're STILL celebrating! Friday, we just took it easy. On Saturday and Sunday, the Evil Twin tackled the yard and outdoor chores while I cleaned inside. I went to the Mart of Wal on Sunday (how brave of me!), cause I wanted to buy everything fresh.

We did a cook out on Monday - we had a friend and her daughter over. They had come in from Florida to visit her family. This would be ETF (the Evil Twin's ex-girlfriend), whom I had not met. We have spoken on the phone quite frequently and always have fun conversations, we have lots in common - I can't tell you what she does for a living, but it impresses the hell out of me. So, she definitely has my respect, as well.

They brought over a lovely (and delicious) fruit platter - I should have taken a picture before we all descended on it like savages! And also a bouquet of beautiful flowers. I'll have to get a pic of those later.

We ate like pigs. We had hamburgers, hot dogs and cajun chicken kebabs (what is it with my trying a new recipe for the first time when company comes by?). Anyway, they turned out great, according to the Evil Twin. We also had pasta salad, potato salad, chips, brownies, the lovely fruit platter and all the fixin's.

After we ate, we sat and chatted. There was much laughing, we also talked about normal things. I'd heard so many of the old stories of when they were together, I could chime in and didn't feel left out at all. Then, there was the drinking of wine and us 3 big girls (ETF, her daughter and yours truly) gathered around my trusty laptop to view a cyst exploding video. Ah, good times, good times!

There was more chatting and more eating and drinking, then came the "highlight" of the day, you might say. I let them bleach the front of my hair and color it purple. Yes, I did! And, yes, I am 42....what of it? It looks great - subtle, like I had wanted it, not over the top bright.

Of course, Buddy rolled his eyes at the prospects of his mama having purple stripes in her hair, but he can get over it! LOL.

It seemed like I had known them forever and I was very sad when it was time for them to go. Unfortunately, it was hotter than blue blazes here, so we didn't get to sit outside, like I had wanted. But that's ok - sitting inside with the nice AC was fun too.

I hope we can get together before they have to head back South!

Happy Tuesday, hooligans!


  1. I always make new recipes when company comes, too. I guess if it's awful and they still come back, then I knew they're true friends, ha!

  2. OK ,wait... you talk about exploding cysts with no link, then about purple hair with no pictures?

    What's up with that?

  3. Yumsters! Well except for the cyst explosion thingy! Now you have ammunition for when Buddy goes around the house singing Justin Bieber songs.

  4. i think its great that you can be friends with evil twins ex... you are a lot like me.. so many people have issues with that!

    I cant wait to see a pic of the hair!! :-)

    God Bless

  5. Love the hair! So what your 42...the 40's are the new 20's..we can do what we like, when we like gosh darn it!! I think it looks

    Glad you had a great 4th! Nothing like having family, friens (even your husband's Ex) over for great food and great company!

    We got rained out. Bummer.

  6. Was that the cyst that looked like they nurtured it along for weeks??? Glad you had fun.

  7. Thanks for the new site - popthatzit.com. It just oozes excitement. It's going at the top of my favorites.

  8. I'm thinking that is HAWT !!!

  9. I think your hair looks awesome, that is a great picture of you, I am glad you enjoyed your weekend, and I am very glad you and ETX got along! Love to you!!!!!

  10. I dig purple hair. Cheers ETW!!

  11. Diggin your hair ! Purple is my fav color !

  12. I am all about hair experimentation and yours looks cool! And heck, why do we live but to make our kids' eyes roll!

  13. Your hair rocks!

    I might do mine too...

  14. I like the hair. No one said you have to be boring after 40.