Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy Weekend

I had a busy, but wonderful weekend.  It started Friday evening. We met my Mom and Step-Dad for dinner, which I always enjoy.  After dinner, we met two friends for beer and music, all of which were wonderful.  The band was great and played a wide variety of music and the female lead singer had an amazing voice. Jane and Andy are always entertaining.

Saturday, we drove to Cary for the Lazy Daze Street Festival.  All I can say is "Wow!" Rows upon rows of beautiful, unique, hand crafted items.  My heart was doing a little happy dance as I took in all the color, texture and talent.  (It also made me realize that I need to get off my rear end and refresh the's looking a little blah....Oh, to have an unlimited budget. I would spend so much of it an Anthropologie.......I must stay on topic....) Later, after melting in the heat and humidity, we met up with some friends for lunch and I have to say that it was such a wonderful surprise.

Car Guy and I met Daryl years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest (who turns 15 in December...Yikes!).  He and my husband became great friends.  Daryl is truly a wonderful person.  At the time we met him, he was single, so he'd come to visit and get my husband out of my hair while I dealt with our two small children.  It really was great because they were off doing man stuff and I could spend the day with baby spittle on my shirt and a two year holding onto my leg and just be a crazy semi-new mom without my husband asking questions like: "Why is he crying?" "Can you make him stop?" "Are you going to take a shower today?"  "Why are you tired?  The baby only woke up four times last night..."  In case you're wondering, I was extremely lazy on the week-ends because during the week I had to go into work and act like I had it all together and any woman who is a working mother of two small children does not have it together.....just ask one.

Anyway, the wonderful surprise was Daryl's wife Anne.  We haven't ever spent any time together.  Circumstances just haven't worked in our favor.  When she and Daryl first got together, we had small children, so we didn't go out a lot.  Then, once our children were older, more manageable and traveled better, Daryl and Anne had started their family, so they weren't too keen on driving an hour and a half to visit.  I totally understand, but suffice it to say, I didn't know a thing about Anne.  Honestly, I was a little nervous.  Yes, I'm almost 42 years old and I still get nervous meeting some new people.  But this was important.  You see, Daryl and my husband are close in their own way.  Daryl means the world to my husband.  They understand each other and genuinely like spending time together, so it was important to me that Anne and I get along.  As it turns out, I had nothing to be worried about.  Anne is a wonderfully delightful woman.  She's funny, intelligent, with just the right amount of irreverent humor to appeal to my sarcastic nature. She's a mom and a writer, so she understand the craziness of motherhood and the desire to do something creative and she possibly has one of the most beautiful smiles I've ever seen.  I am so looking forward to getting to know her better and spending more time with them all.

Yesterday we went to breakfast and then I went to my Mom's and watched "Julie and Julia."  This was a delightful movie that, among other things, showed the importance of butter......Did I miss the bigger picture?

So we had a busy, wonderful weekend. And I managed to drag my tired but contented self to work.....Is it 5:00 yet?  I need a nap.


  1. Ummmm, I am bit older than 42 (sob) and I still feel nervous and tongue tied meeting new people. I don't have a partner either so I really have to push myself to go to parties etc on my own. Must admit I don't go if I don't know most of the people. I think I have lost the art of conversing.
    You had a wonderful weekend and isn't it lovely to meet someone that you like and get along with.
    Hugs Sandi xx

  2. I think if I didn't have a hubby and two kids, I'd stay in my little cave, crochet, make jewelry, read, watch the occasional TV program and be quite content. I'm a social person, but only when I have to be. Does that make sense? My husband said that I'd be a hermit if he let me and there is some truth to that.

    By the way, love the yarn you bought! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

  3. I am like you, sociable when I feel like getting out. Hermit, yes I think I am, I love to sit and craft whilst watching tv. I still have two of my kids home (21 and 19) I do go to dance 'things' and work casual hours at my daughters dance school and do a lot of 'socialising' there talking to the mums, dads and students.
    Sandi xx

  4. We have something in common..... I still get nervous meeting new people AND I'm confused. Did I miss something too? I also thought Julia and Julia was based on the true story of "BUTTER"

  5. hiya- thanks for leaving a comment, entering my giveaway and becomming my latest follower- phew, you had a busy morning!

    We came to NC earlier this year to visit cousins who have moved to SC and go to the Metrolina.
    You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world.
    Hope to meet up again

  6. Stephanie - I think you are right. That movie a all about butter - YUM!

    Ted and Bunny - Thanks, I love it here. Isn't the Metrolina amazing?! If you ever get over here around Labor Day (the first Monday in September) you need to go to Hillsville, Virginia. The whole town becomes a giant flea market. It's incredible. There is no way to see everything, but there are some great finds.