Monday, March 28, 2016

The Upswing and the party she made for herself.

Let's  have a party, she said...sick of being morose....
I decided to have my tight widow group to my house on Saturday night.
Wishing that my other widow friends would come to our St.Gabe group too
Second Tuesday of the month..

It was a stretch for me, considering it all..but so worth it.
10 people (widow/widowers) at a pot-luck, dinner, on the screened in porch, laughing.,
wrapped in quilts with candles on the we were all 30 instead of seniors...OMG
Can you believe this??
Emily helped me.  I sent her to Trader Joe's for 10 bottles of wine, two of each..5 kinds.  I marked half with  numbers 1 thru 5 and put them into the pantry.  The other matching 5, I covered with duct tape...yes quilting duct tape!!, marked them with numbers, uncorked them and put them out on the table.
Sooo fun for the wine snobs..and so fun for the rest of us too.
At the end of the evening, I took out the ones labeled and each noted their favorites.
The favorite was a $5 special...none were over $7..Too much fun.

#5, the winner!!

 I made a cake...
Because it was my cake, I sampled it before the party...
No excuses...just because I could..hee hee
I mean really...gotta know if it was good.
They stayed from 5:30 to 10:30..I was delighted to feel normal again..
(even before the wine)
Emily and her man came over on Easter...cleaned up around here and made a roast  lamb
just for the three of us. I love you Emily and Bri...Thank you mucho.
Beside the big events, I slept almost the entire rest of the weekend.
And so it goes up and down...
You all are saints for even reading this crazy blog!!


Michele Bilyeu said...

Good for you! I love this so much!

Karen said...

Glad you had a good time with your group!

ES said...

Being social!! Sounds fab :)

smazoochie said...

So happy you gathered your tribe & that you all had a good time.
Big squeeze-y hug.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Gosh I wasn't even at the party but I had a great time just reading about it. I love that people were wrapped in quilts and that you did a blind wine tasting, and that you sampled the cake ( it really does makes sense to sample it). I love the table cloth and the colourful flower plates in the cake photo too.

Karaquilts said...

Bravo, my friend! Well done. Great party, great friends, precious daughter and SIL. and what a chart ~ ~ as if any of us ever fit into a mold!!

Unknown said...

I bet it was a wonderful party!! So glad you did it.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Yep, that's my experience with grief too!