It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a fun weekend. It’s not that I did a lot, but everything I DID do brought a lot of enjoyment. Friday night I went to bed earlier than my mother does, and slept for twelve hours straight. It was sheer bliss. I don’t think I’ve slept that long since, well, ever.
One would think that sleeping that long would make one productive the rest of the day, but one would be wrong.
I didn’t want to tax my energy because I had to get ready to go to Kellie’s Blogapalooza Party that she had planned for Saturday night. I managed to drag myself into the shower around 3:00 and got dressed in time to make a quick stop at the Philosophy makeup counter before heading to the restaurant. I rarely do makeup counter appointments because I have a hard time saying “no” to getting every little product they put on my face, but I had pre-decided on the purchases I wanted to make before getting there, and other than one additional impulse purchase, I walked out with what I needed, and a little more than what I had bargained for in terms of cheek color, but Kellie and our friend K2 told me that I didn’t look clownish, and I trusted they knew what they were talking about since I know nothing about makeup even though theoretically I was in cosmetic sales for five years.
That may be the longest sentence ever.
So we arrived at the party and I was so tickled to see so many people that I know and love IRL, and got to meet three new-to-me bloggers, and got to hang out with someone that I never thought I’d get the chance to meet, but I did, and it was the highlight of my little bloggy career.
But first, the food.
This was my plate and you will notice the complete and utter absence of vegetables.
This was Kellie’s plate and now you understand the obstacles we have to overcome in our friendship.
We have previously discussed in this space my complete lack of mad photography skillz, but I did manage to document the evening’s attendees.
l. to r. Faithful Reader/blogger “Sally“, my crafty buddy Gretchen, and June
l. to r. Janel and “I don’t have a blog but I just lurk on all of yours” K2, and not pictured because she left before I started taking pictures Jessica
l. to r. Rachel, Heather, Tracey, and Amy
Kellie, Sandy, and Robin
I have previously discussed my love for all things June, and it was such a treat to get to meet her in all her Michigander accent glory. She’s delightfully self-deprecatingly funny, kind, good-natured, down to earth, and so not the blog star diva that she could be given the eighteen jillion people that read and comment on her blog.
Her take on the evening is in true, inimitable June fashion, and if you click on this link, you’ll see a much better picture of me when I hadn’t eaten my lipstick off and you’ll also learn that I have this habit of fixing people’s unmentionables.
Oh, yes, I did.
Have a nice day.
P.S. Be sure and click over to everyone else’s blogs….I promise they will have MUCH better pictures than I have!