Re: June 2013
posted at 6/9/2013 7:28 PM EDT
Hello. Posted a long post which disappeared - probably just as well, as I was venting about a friend of my DIL's who at all gatherings brings an overkill of dessert platters. Aggravates the h*ll out of me. I find it insulting, as tho she thinks if she doesn't bring all the desserts no one else will contribute anything of any value. Today, she brought not 2, but 3 platters of whoopie pies, plus 4 other overflowing platters of cookies. If these affairs were mine, I would have clued her in long ago that if she wanted to bring something, 2 platters would be plenty.
Another interesting episode was when I was standing by pumpkin, trying to put his shoe back on that had fallen off in the grass, lost my balance, and I tipped over into the grass. Upon which time, the dog thinking I was playing with him, jumped on me! I'm calling, "Would someone get the dog off me, I can't get up," and they all thought I was joking around. LOL What a sight. It took a couple of them finally to come over and after they got the dog off, lift me upright by my elbows. Would have made a good family movie.
Did have a nice afternoon. It was comfortable in the yard in the shade, and it was a congenial group. We have one more family gathering this summer, and that's the end of the month at pumpkin's house, a gathering to welcome his baby brother who will arrive next month. In the meantime, I'll be looking around for some balance exercise classes!
Glad you had a good time, Miscricket. Any overachievers at your group?
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