I like a simple life. I'm fine with being a homebody, having not much more to do than garden, watch tv and peruse blogs and facebook. I might take the occasional trip to Dallas or Oklahoma City for a little fun. I won't turn down an invitation to dinner on any night of the week (as long as it doesn't interfere with LOST, ahem). I just don't do busy. But that's just what I've had over the last several days. Between birthday parties, church events, graduation parties, wedding receptions and bridal showers, this girl is tuckered out! The homebody in me is crying out for a whole lotta nothing for the next several days. This weekend was crazy busy.
Thursday night we celebrated a birthday of a friend of mine at a favorite mexican restaurant (the one where I donned a sombrero while seranaded by my friends last month) here in town. One of Brandi's friends made her a birthday cake from scratch. From scratch, people! While I am still being a semi-good weight watchers girl, I did partake. And I'm still on a sugar high, in case you were wondering.
Friday night our ladies group at church had a Oklahoma luau (what, you've never heard of one of those?) at our pastor's home to celebrate our high school graduates. They have a beautiful backyard with a swimming pool and lots of shade, but nonetheless it was stiffingly hot. But the pineapple was yummy.
Saturday I got lots of gardening done (because this homebody loves her garden!) in the morning before the heat caught up with me and I went to lunch with my parents at one of my favorite burger places here in town. I've decided than despite my commitment to weight loss and good health no matter what I will not forsake the Hamburger Inn, it's delicious fried onion burgers, hand cut fries or chocolate meringue pie. Never. Even if it's just in small doses of awesome.
That evening we went to the graduation party/sendoff to the Marines of the son of one of my mom's dearest friends. More food, more people, not any heat (a/c how I love you!). We listened as Drew's parents, friends and loved ones told stories and sang songs (his brother-in-law Steve is quite the musician, and until you've heard lyrical poetry detailing leg cramps, shooting guns and playing drums, well you just haven't lived). There is nothing sweeter than a family that is so devoted to each other as this family is. They blessed my heart so much.
Yesterday after church we had a fellowship/reception for a lady in our church who eloped a couple weeks ago. She is a divorced middle aged woman and God finally brought her the love of her life and she just couldn't wait to spend hers with him so on a random Thursday they went and got hitched. We wanted to do something for them so the ladies in the church found a bakery and got a beautiful wedding and grooms cake made and we had a reception for them. Ziral and Robert give this old single girl hope.
After the reception my mom and I had to speed on over to a fun little shower/pool party at my bosses mom's house for a girl who used to work with us. Sara got back last year from a mission/teaching trip in China and now is getting married to another man who also did mission stuff in China too. It was fun to sit back poolside and talk with some of my favorite people (my co-workers, past and present) about all things life and love.
So it was a crazy busy weekend, but it was full of people I love and lots of fun. Just don't ask me to go anywhere tonight, okay?