All Things Considered ...

All things considered, The Party went incredibly well. LOTS of relatives, lots of good food, lots of giggles. Even from people who don't normally giggle. Or hang out with others that giggle. One uncle had this kinda dazed look like he had fallen down the rabbit-hole and I was the White Rabbit. The best quote of the reunion came from him, muttered to mostly himself and a little to me (as he was watching me rearrange the buffet table when no one was around) "Hmmm. THIS is different and interesting." It warms the cockles of my heart to know that I've impacted his view of the family-world to the point that he's talking to himself. Trust me, his view is now a better one. A little bit like someone who's colorblind suddenly seeing color for the first time! Not that I'm saying I'm ALL that great, but I'm certainly saying I'm all that different from their typical family dynamic which was a mind-bending revelation to him. Just a little culture shock. Think LegallyBlonde meets MyBigFatGreekWedding!

Another particularly great quote was from my brother-in-law. When pushed for an itemized time-table and adgenda, I said "I'm trying to not be so neurotic!" To which my brother-in-law respondedly absent-mindedly, "Why? You're so good at it!" Which elicited crazed gasps from those around us, and a full-body laugh from me. Isn't it sweet that he's paid such close attention over the years!?!

Another running gag was my proclomations that "THIS will not be the reunion where ..." You know, like ...where someone drowns rafting because they didn't wear a vest because then people will talk about me... where someone dies because they fell off the porch and hit their head on a rock because then people will talk about me ... where someone mixes up nair and shampoo and goes home bald because someone will talk about me ... where I give people food poisoning because ... where non-married but related people of opposite genders save water by doubling up in the shower ... where everyone gets fleas from the dogs ... where someone is bitten by a rabid armadillo ... etc.

ARGH! I'm out of time! Have to post ... or else. I'll have "real" computer access again in a few days. Maybe :( Meanwhile, I'm signing off so my husband will give me the last piece of pizza and let me see the mail!


Glad to hear that things went well. And glad to see you back and blogging!

Paul Burgess | 06/15/2007 - 03:39 PM

Sounds like you had SO much fun! Yeay!!! Looking forward to more stories. Good to see you.

Leni | 06/15/2007 - 03:40 PM

Just wait for the story about how I got high on M&M's :)

And, yes, I mean the pretty candy you can buy at any Walmart ...

Lucy | 06/16/2007 - 10:27 PM

Lucy, I can't take it! Come back! Tell me the M&M story! Tell me the Atheist Bimbo story! Tell me what you had for breakfast. ANYTHING!

Leni | 06/26/2007 - 10:15 PM

I saw this book at sewing weenekd in Beaver Dam and snapped it up.a0 My first photo art quilt turned out great! I love it.a0 Also, the image editing site has the posterize effect that you can use for free to create your pattern.

Tyler | 07/26/2012 - 05:23 AM

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