Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Avoidance

Psst. It's me. I'm hiding from Christmas. Don't give me away.
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Let's talk about something else. Last Saturday I went to a wedding. I haven't been to a lovely wedding in some time.

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Here are the bride and groom and little Ky. He's darling and so very 3.

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This was the dinner - of which I ate too much.

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This beautiful candy table was done by Dana. There were beautiful cellophane bags and curly sparkly pipe cleaners to close them with. Chocolate covered pistachios, jordan almonds, kisses, ribbon candy...

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And then, Holy Crap what is that! A chocolate fountain complete with oreos and Rice Krispies treats. I think I was back there at least three times.

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Dana and Jerome. Mother and father of the groom. Dana is looking quite fabulous in the skirt I haphazardly made and the beaded bag which was my first knitting project ever. And just look at those fabulously sexy shoes.

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Here's me and my darlin'. I got a new outfit for the shindig.

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Honestly, I don't like knitting this. That is why I hadn't touched it on over a year. I started it over two years ago and finally finished the front just after Thanksgiving. I know it will be appreciated when it is finished so I'm plugging along. Think I can finish by Monday? If not, think I could finish it by the 1st and give an IOU in the box? Sleeve Island my butt. More like sleeve rock. Sleeve Alcatraz. I hate this sweater. Boring. Boring and Boring.

And something else. There's a problem with privacy in my house. I will not be having any pictures to illustrate this portion of the post and you'll see why - I hope.

Tonight, I picked up the kids from Kirstynn / Dana's house (they stay there on Wednesdays while I'm at the shop). When we got home it was after 6PM. I fed the dog and gave the kids each some milk and a cookie. I asked them to stay downstairs and finish their snacks and I was going to get my jammies on.

5 minutes later I am undressed and doing the quick wash in the sink thing in MY bathroom. The kids are in the hallway.

"Can we come in?"

"No, go downstairs."

"Please?"

NO, go downstairs!"

I hear a sound and turn around to Ryan opening my bathroom door.

"GET OUT!!!"

Finish what I'm doing and, crap, I forgot my fresh undies in my room along with the pajamas.

I open the door from my bathroom into my bedroom. Out pops Maggie from behind my bed.

"I SAID GET OUT!!!!!!!!!"

Maggie runs out into the hallway to join Ryan and I hear, "Mom's no fun." Ryan says,"yeah."

Would you be fun if the last time you went into the bathroom without someone looking at you was 2001?

I'd better go knit. Times like this I wish I could drink coffee.

9 comments:

jessie said...

Privacy? What's privacy? Having your teenage boy barge into your bedroom (door closed), just after bedtime (hint, hint), to borrow the phone and then, not five minutes later, barge back into your room (door closed again) to return the phone, apparently without the slightest fear of his retinas being permanently damaged from the horror of it all, that is a serious lack of privacy.

Tracey, in MI said...

hmmm how bout 1999?

but someday--- I shall pee without and audience- or some one rushing me.

Kate A. said...

Holy chocolate fountain. Holy. Chocolate. FOUNTAIN. I mean - my god.

Tee hee. Anyway - thanks for the photos - had no idea you were a red-head! You and your hottie look adorable all dressed up.

You're scarin' me about the kids, though. Had no idea motherhood meant not ever peeing without an audience for years and years. That is serious food for thought.

Nora's lulu said...

Ok,here's the funny thing:
I don't close the door anymore. My adult children (and spouse)live with us again and I close my bedroom door, but not the bathroom door. MY bathroom is in my bedroom. I guess you kind of get used to it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful day on your blog. I think this is the best snap I've seen yet of the trio. oxox

MeatGel said...

So Jimmy won't shut up about shindig being one word. He wants to know if by "shin dig" you mean really pointy boot? His hero is Lee if that means anything to you.

I have been peeing in front of an audience since 1987. Alright, not true. I had that one time with Mark Cummins when I was 5 for a quarter ... ask Aunt Jean if you need the details.

Beth said...

I made it one word. Shindig. I don't know if it's right but I don't want Jimmy to have a breakdown.

Nora's Lulu (Ky's too) said...

http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/cheeses/cream/fraiche.htm

Nora's Lulu said...

You are THE WINNER once again. The bride and groom recieved many very nice and generous gifts. The groom informed me the best gift was from Beth and LouSmith. This was a totally unsolicited remark. But didn't we all know it anyway... Beth, you are... once again, or stil... THE WINNER.

Malcolm L Shearer said...

Lou looks really good in that picture. No I mean REALLY good!