a fun, family and friend fourth

i’m still recovering from the long holiday weekend.

out of four days together, joe and i got to spend about a couple hours together. that’s it.

on friday we went shopping for things we needed for our trip. on saturday, we got up early and headed to joe’s parents’ cabin in blue ridge, georgia. it’s so pretty and peaceful up there. we sat out on the glider rocker on the porch with our books and got through about two pages before passing out for several hours. that night we cooked out and then went to a double feature at the drive-in: war of the worlds and batman begins. ticket price? $5. yep. you read right. five freakin dollars for two of the summer’s biggest movies. too bad i didn’t stay awake through most of them. since it’s outside the movies didn’t start until it was dark, which was around 9:30 p.m., and we didn’t get home until around 2:30 a.m. my poor body can’t stay awake past 10 p.m.

on sunday we left after joe’s sister and her fiance arrived, napped for a couple of hours at my house and then headed out for dinner and fireworks with julisa, one of my close friends who was visiting from memphis. we passed out after fireworks.

we woke up around 10 a.m. on monday and were going to have a leisurely morning with nothing really to do, but then joe’s friend jon called and wanted us to meet him for lunch. we both like hanging out with jon, so we headed back to cartersville early to meet him. then it was off to town center mall in kennesaw to hang out with joe’s other friend named john for about an hour before meeting phillip, wendy and one of phillip’s friends at the theater for war of the worlds.

whew. i’m getting tired just recapping everything!

after the movie, joe and i locked ourselves in his apartment and sat on the deck and watched fireworks. that is, until, i somehow broke out in a rash on one side of my face and my neck. so it was off to the quik trip for benedryl and then to bed.

what a weekend. we’re busy again this weekend, but next weekend we’re locking ourselves in and not answering the phones.

out of our leagues

it started off great.

we all sat around jennifer’s kitchen table, everyone taking turns either tossing chips into the pot, folding or knocking their knuckles on the table when they checked. we were in the middle of a rousing game of loose poker. me, joe, his friend billy and a bunch of lawyers with their significant others.

then it began.

rebekah wandered back into the kitchen after looking around jennifer’s living room.

“jennifer, did you clean the wax off your candles?”

“oh, the maids must have done it,” jennifer said nonchalantly as she prepared more snack food.

i thought it was a joke.

“how often do they come?” rebekah asked, placing her glass of wine on the table.

“twice a week,” jennifer replied.

then i realized they were serious.

“we love our maid,” rebekah said.

the girl sitting next to me looked up. “can you email me her phone number? we need to get one.”

as i’m sitting there in the midst of talk about maids, i started thinking that i could add to the conversation.

“i can pay for groceries every week with my paycheck!”

yeah, i was way out of my league.

btw…joe kicked their asses in poker, coming out $5 ahead while they were all under the $10 they had bought in with. i’m so proud!

loving the three-day weekends

i thought it was sunday all day yesterday. i’m not used to having three day weekends, but how nice they are when they pop up. saturday joe and i napped a lot of the day before getting ready to have dinner and a movie at my place with my friend julisa and her boyfriend. on sunday we had lunch at my grandparents’ to celebrate my grandma’s birthday, my parents’ anniversary and my brother’s girlfriend’s birthday. then we drove back to cartersville, hung out with joe’s friend jon and then went to bed.

yesterday was not the ideal memorial day. i know many people plan outdoor activities, and we were no exception. we were going to spend the afternoon at the park with a picnic and our frisbee and books, but it drizzled all day long. instead, we went out to lunch, watched movies, played a card game and napped until joe left to go to a concert in atlanta with his friend, brandon. i stayed at joe’s with the diz, did some laundry he needed for today and watched romy and michelle’s high school reunion and romy and michelle in the beginning (yes, i’m a dork).

i also learned your not supposed to put ties in the washer (please hold your laughter back to a minimum). i didn’t know this. joe had a tie in the laundry basket, so i figured it needed to be washed and in it went. well. i think i may have ruined it. he said he’s going to take it to the dry cleaners and see if they can fix it, but i feel terrible. it’s probably something i should have known, but at least i’ll never do it again now!

take me out to the baaaaallgaaaame

i love baseball season. last sunday joe had planned to watch the braves-mets game on tv. when i got back from church on saturday, he asked me if i minded watching it with him. of course not. “well good, because i figured we’d watch it at the stadium.” his friend had two extra tickets to the game, so we went along. it was great. his friend, billy, and his girlfriend, jennifer, were very nice and the game was great. we had kick ass seats in the 11th row right between home plate and the visiting team’s dugout. the braves were doing great until they took the starting pitcher out at the top of the 8th. the mets scored three home runs and ended up winning the game. going to the game with joe was definitely the best time i’ve had at a baseball game. we had fun…until i got sick from the sun exposure that is. but that’s another story…

party, party, party

last saturday night, we went to a surprise party for joe’s parents’ friend brian’s 50th birthday. brian’s kids and their significant others, as well as another couple, met us at joe’s parents’ cabin for snacks and then we all caravaned to doris and carl’s cabin. brian was totally surprised. he thought everyone was getting together for a neighborhood cookout.

we all…well, most of us…ok, us younguns put on party hats and got into the celebration. it was great fun. we cooked out (even grillers for moi, the vegetarian) and just hung out and talked and watched brian open his presents, most of which were gag gifts.

the picture joe’s mom took of us sitting on the couch is i think by far the cutest we have of us.

happy birthday

today is stacey’s birthday! happy birthday! can’t wait to hear how costello was!! 🙂