Monday, January 07, 2008

A different sort of day.

I woke up at 5 AM today. I was having a coughing fit. I think it was too warm and dry in my room. I was going to turn over and go back to sleep, but somehow when I do that I end up being upset with myself because I have wasted part of the day. (Leftovers from my upbringing) It's all good.
I sat at the computer for hours drinking my coffee. (What is the difference wasting the day this way and wasting it sleeping? Really, is there a difference?) Made myself some bacon, biscuits and gravy for breakfast, and then decided to get dressed. I literally walked in circles for a while, cause I wanted to get something done, but I wasn't quite sure of what it was that I wanted to do first. I finally just grabbed up some tools and went out to clean up that window that was broken by my dtr last month. Got that done and my oldest dtr and I went to pick up another tool I needed to put the new glass in the window. We stopped at the grocery store and picked up some stuff for dinner. One of my coworkers, her partner and her partner's sister were coming over to do some crafting and have dinner. They were going to bring tri-tips that she cut in half and marinated in two different flavors. (Jamaican jerk and teriyaki)
While we were out my friend texted me and told me to go through my pictures and pick out some that meant something to me, because they were bringing material over to do a collage. When we got home my dtr got ready for work and I set up all the food things I needed to for dinner and then set out to figure out what pics I wanted to use. I basically went with a family theme.
When the girls all got here, we picked out background paper and stickers and then I cut my pictures to make them prettier to look at. When my oldest got home I had her and her sister help with the collage. Then my friends framed it for me and we hung it up.
We cleared the table of crafty things and put out the food, and feasted. I laughed and joked and had such a good time. You know, I just love having friends around.
This is a big first for me. We usually don't have much company. When we do it's family from out of town and we sit and catch up on the rest of the family who aren't here. (I would have said gossip, but ya know...)
My daughters really enjoyed having my friends here. Of course the friends are closer in age to my kids than they are to me. Now, it's 11PM and I am finally tired. I get reved up when I do something different, like I don't want to let go of the feeling, and if I go to sleep it will go away. I am going to bed and will probably be up at 5AM again tomorrow. Oh well, it's all good.


kim-d said...

Okay, Claudia, this is getting bizarre-er and bizarre-er because I could have written your whole post. Except the part about fixing the broken window myself. I have the broken window, I just don't have a clue how to fix it (and don't want a clue)--plus, I don't even know who to call to fix it. I just keep the wooden blind on that window closed :) HA! But, everything else you said? I KNOW! Your friends sound great, and the whole evening that you described just makes me smile! And wish I was there. Good friends, good family, good food and good fun--hey, that is what life is all about. Gosh, I'm happy for you. I can't think of anyone more deserving of a nice, relaxing, MELLOW evening spent amongst people who are happy and like each other and don't have an agenda! Ahhhm GOOD TIMES--and I hope for many more of them for you. I just wish I was there, too! I am seriously craft challenged, but I SO want to learn. Just got myself a digital camera this past fall, and now I'd really love to learn some scrapping. I probably will at some point, but that is one of those things that, to me, would be a lot more fun when doing it the way all of you did last night! And then to actually get it framed and up on the wall the same night? COOL!!! I bought some prints in October and they're still in the tube! HAHAHA--how pathetic is that? Every time I have company, all I can think of is how I'd like to have more company more often--you know like playing cards, playing games, potluck dinners, movies, all the fun stuff! And that your daughters participated and had such a good time? ICING ON THE CAKE! Tell them "hi" for me. And, my dear friend, I wish you many, many more evenings just like last evening. That would be because I LUVYAMUCH-er!!! MUCH-er more every day!


The Silver Thistle said...

Sounds like having friends over has done you the power of good! I'm not a one for having friends over much either (other than family for quick visits) and I think the longer I go between get-togethers, the more I become.... well I'm not sure what it's called but I get stressy at the thought of company popping over and making a day of it, lol.

I think of it as probably 'set in my ways'....but it's likely to be more 'anti-social' than anything else, heheheh.

monique said...

Oh my gosh, me too! There are MANY nights that I don't want to go to sleep because that would mean the day was really over!