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CARPE WEEKEND
4 days is too long to go without journaling. There is a sense of slippage, of retreat. Life swells, full up, and takes over, and I'm swept away in the current of busyness. Dinner out with 2 friends, one good and older, one good and newer, a chance to just sit and relax and talk and laugh about everything and anything after a long busy week. Just what I needed. Then the deadline of guests arriving, forcing me to hit that perfect beat, boy, and get the damned house cleaned up. I swept into Roomba-mode and motored through the morning on Saturday washing laundrying dusting polishing picking up and vacuuming. Everything finalized on time to pick up the first guest and her little boy who arrived a day early to spend the night.

We hung out and I crossed the last things off my list, finalizing the layout for the choir concert program, and doing the preparations for the lunch, including baking chocolate-banana bread (her) and moose poop cookies (me). I boiled eggs for deviling and we even went to bed at a reasonable hour. This morning nothing felt rushed or crazy-making, and the guests all arrived on time to help finish putting the buffet together. Meeting up with LJ friends is starting to be a theme this year, and I'm quite pleased about it. All you internet psychos are so nice! And you all make great food. :) And to end the day on a high note (heh!), the concert went off well and our director was quite pleased with the performance. And apparently no one in the audience heard anything rude when we sang "Fac Me" so that's a relief! :D

Poor Anders didn't have quite as good a weekend as he had planned, however. He was supposed to play in a hockey tournament in Denmark all weekend, staying overnight in a nice hotel and playing all day on Saturday and part of Sunday with the highlight being that MATS NÄSLUND was playing on their team with them! But on Thursday night, while playing an evening match, Anders and another player collided and Anders badly wrenched his neck and upper back, ending up in the emergency room until 2 a.m. :( X-rays showed nothing, but he was in a lot of pain and couldn't lift his arms or move his head much; subsequent hockey was out of the question. I felt really bad, as he was very bummed out, until this exchange, which cracked me up:

Anders: *sigh* Hockey is just not a game for old men.
Liz: *trying to make him feel better* Aw honey, you're not old and there are a lot of activities you can still engage in.
Anders: *dejectedly* Yeah...like Bingo.

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Beautiful Bright Boundless, and Belated, Birthday Wishes to reebert!

Note to Yahoo! Please quit with the animated infected toenail advertisements. I can't take it anymore.
 relieved
mood: relieved
music: Stranglers—Golden Brown


Comments

THANK YOU LIZ!!!!!!

We had a great time. Thank you so much for everything.

Dee & Gavin

You're so welcome! I'm so glad you came and that I had a the chance to finally meet you and that adorable bundle of energy you have for a kid :)

(Anonymous)

Glad to hear what a great week-end you had. I sure am sorry for Anders - missing the hockey game. I hope he is feeling better and able to move more by now. Hey, Bingo isn't all bad.....he can win MONEY!!! Which could help pay for the hockey wrecks, since I can't believe he'll give that up yet! Love, Lizardmom

Uffda, poor Anders!!

Poor Anders, I can identify, I've been having back/neck problems for the last month and a half. What really sucks, is the doctor has basically told me, you're getting old! Augh!

There are solutions for that... :)

For getting old?

Poor Anders! You're such a great hostess...you always sound so calm and relaxed in your hostessing role. :)

....fac me....?

It was a referral to this post. :)

(Anonymous)

I wish I had a Roomba-mode.

~Sprigs

(Anonymous)
oh poor Anders

at least he is still FUNNY!

So glad your weekend was so fun-filled.

~bluepoppy

I'm almost afraid to ask...

I I've got to know! What are "moose-poop" cookies?

Re: I'm almost afraid to ask...

LOL! They're "Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies"...we made them for Christmas the first time and they were a huge hit. I got the recipe from an LJ friend. :)

Re: I'm almost afraid to ask...

Let's not forget to mention that they are absolutely delish and sinful!

Liz, thanks for being a great hostess. You seemed so relaxed. I don't know how you can be with the schedule you keep. Kudos to you!

Oh, and poor Anders. I didn't know. Good thing that I didn't force a hug on him. :)


I took the link to the Petite Viking, and I understand why Anders would be completely disppointed - the man sounds like an absolute, and complete, legend of the game.

As someone who is still trying to play hockey - note it is grass though!!! - I understand his pain. The best solution is to coach from the sidelines, whilst ensuring your beer does not warm up to much in the bottle....

or there is always tiddly-winks.... :)

Bingo...hahahahaha! He is too funny. :)

Glad nothing was broken, though. Ouchie ouch!

Hey, I just friended you when I saw you were linked on Paper Napkin. Just saying hello and looking forward to reading your web site. :)

Welcome! :)

(Anonymous)

Roomba! (what is that?) It was obviously THE weekend for devilled eggs - I ate TWO yesterday, yummy. So sorry Anders injured himself, it sounds like quite a crash. Hope he's all better for Bingo soon. ;)

~samiam

Yummmm...deviled eggs. We loves them. I made some regular (mayo, dried mustard, salt, pepper, garnished with paprika) and some zingy with a dab of wasabi for garnish.

Roomba is a robot vacuum cleaner that trundles about the house and cleans as he goes. And just now, googling the link to give you, I found THIS! Only in America! HAHA! I love it!

AND! O! Be still my beating heart! There's also a robot that washes floors! I want one! OH! O O O O!

(Anonymous)
next concert --

Next time, you should tape some of the concert and then put a sample of it online so we can hear! (preferably "Fac Me")

Neil
http://www.citizenofthemonth.com

Re: next concert --

Maybe you should just take that European vacation already. You can sleep in the playroom, amongst the Bionicle bits and the Happy Meal toys!

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