Oh, The Anticipation

August 18, 2009 at 9:37 am 11 comments

Last Friday I told you to come back on Monday so we could all talk about our weekends. Then I went and saw Julie & Julia and couldn’t think straight. So I had to get yesterday’s post out of my system and now I”m back to my normal self. Back to the uninspiring posts about Rookie’s seasonal allergies and my frozen Double Stuf Oreo addiction. I apologize. You probably read yesterday’s post and thought, “Wow. She’s really growing. She’s becoming a much more serious writer. This is fabulous.” Nope. I’m not. It was a fluke.

I almost peed my pants on Saturday night.

See. Back to normal.

Really though. Stephen and I went to Austin on Saturday morning. Our friends were in town from Germany. They had limited time in Austin so we made sure to force them to see us as much as possible. We think that if we force ourselves upon people and do our best to be funny and charming, we’ll convince them all to move to Houston. I don’t know if it’s working or not, but we’re not going to let up any time soon.

Some of our old community group met up for lunch at Trudy’s. We ate food that was too spicy for me and I reapplied my Chaptick about 428,9347 times. We caught up and went through the required questions. How are you? How’s your job? How’s your church? How’s your dog? Are you pregnant? etc. etc. etc. So Saturday night when we all met up again, we could just go straight to where we all left off before we all married each other and moved off to random places.

We had a blast. We sat around and talked for a while. Made the boys go outside and talk about us so that we could stay inside and talk about them. Then we gathered again over burgers and beer. We decided to play Catch Phrase. There is almost nothing more fun than playing Catch Phrase with a group of people who share many of the same inside jokes. It was probably the best ab workout I’ve had since I started ignoring Jillian in my DVD player.

Throughout the evening we pumped ourselves up about our upcoming vacation. Ten of us are heading down to Galveston at an undisclosed date to hang out for the weekend. (It’s only undisclosed to you since you aren’t invited. They all know the date.) The more we talked about it, the more excited we got. Cooking, laying out, sitting on the porch at night, playing games, drinking beer. That’s the life. We are counting down the days and can’t wait until it’s finally here.

I love that group of friends. When we get together we laugh until we cry and almost pee our pants. We have history. We knew each other when we were single. Before we had jobs and houses and responsibilities. We’d hang out until all hours of the night because we could.

I’m in the process of developing a friend like that here. Lauren. Remember her? My blog soul mate? My friend date? We live about an hour and a half apart but we are doing everything in our power to pretend that we are actually neighbors. This Saturday we have great plans to hang out all the live long day. We’ll be cooking! This week, Stephen and I are eating our very last meal from our freezer stock. Time to replenish. I’ll tell you more about it later and we have a surprise in store for you on Monday. If you read her blog, you’ll see what the surprise is. If you don’t, you’ll just have to wait and see!!

I know, the anticipation is killing you. Me too.

What did you do this weekend? Anything exciting that would make me jealous? Anything totally boring that will make me appreciate my weekend even more?

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren From Texas  |  August 18, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I want to be invited to the undisclosed date! I already know the place. I will trick you into telling me the date and then “accidentally” show up. I AM SO COOL LIKE THAT.

    haha. Just kidding. Awkward.

    I am so excited for Saturday!!! Yay neighbor!

  • 2. Lyndsey  |  August 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I think you should be trying to get me to move back to the great state first. baby steps.

    I can’t wait to see your pictures from your cooking fun.

    PS I know the surprise!

  • 3. Pam  |  August 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I love friends like that! And it does take a lot of time to cultivate them, but so worth it when you do! Have fun on your girls trip!

  • 4. Caroline  |  August 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I have the same chapstick addiction!!!

  • 5. Sarah Johnson  |  August 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I played Quelf- it will be a requirement for the weekend we attend. And you will be jealous.

  • 6. Jill  |  August 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Saturday, hubby and I went to the home of his new boss. It was his twin daughter’s birthday party and he had invited us (which is surely a good sign since there were hardly any people there that weren’t family?!). Once people @ the party learned we were from Kentucky, we had to answer lots of questions about Kentucky bourbon…

  • 7. Samantha  |  August 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    My weekend was pretty laidback and uneventful, so you can appreciate your weekend even more at my expense.

    I am addicted to Chapstick, too. Just thought I’d share. 🙂

    I read Lauren’s blog earlier and know what the Monday surprise is! Can’t wait!

  • 8. osarah  |  August 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Here’s something that will leave you quivering with antici…………..pation – we did something completely nuts this weekend. I will tell you soon, just not via blog comments.

    PS We had a blast this weekend. Thanks again for hanging out with us!

  • 9. Ashley  |  August 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I hung out at the beach and a waterpark with The Boyfriend because we aren’t cool enough for the 16-year olds to hang out with… sad.

  • 10. Debbie  |  August 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    you guys should play cornhole at the beach! 🙂

    umm, hello Trudy’s. i love your food. YUM!

    and Catch phrase, I dont know that I need to get into my gaming addiction again. but CP is definitely top 5 and you’re right it’s way better playing with people you know well. so fun!

  • 11. Rachel  |  August 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    My weekend? I spent it dreading Monday… which was our first day of inservice.

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