Monday, August 23, 2004

2 Weekend Recaps

This Weekend...

This weekend was completely different from last weekend. Friday after work I left for my father’s house in the country. I didn’t come home until Sunday night. It’s a small town about an hour and a half west of St. Louis. When I was in high school my parents used to have to drag me there but now I go there willingly between 3 and 10 times a summer. I swam, canoed, read, walked, rode four wheelers, helped list some excess inventory at the store on ebay, watched many hours of Direct TV, caught up on local town gossip with some neighbors, and slept. It was very mellow. I didn’t want to drive home and I didn’t want to go to work this morning. The weather is a total downer today.


Last Weekend…

Friday night: I went to a family dinner at my cousin’s new home. We had family in from California and my cousin and her fiancé wanted to show off their new house. I slept at my mothers’ house since I was already in West County and had to be back there at the crack of dawn because I, along with 4 other bridesmaids, gave a tropical pool party bridal shower last Saturday.
Saturday: I was at Sam’s in Town & Country at 8 am. We decorated from 10 am to 11:30 am when people started arriving. The party went pretty well, the pool and decorations looked great, my cousin and her friends had a good time, the food was really good, and I got to be smiley all day. For those of you who don’t know me that well a bridal shower is not my idea of fun. We had a cake that looked like brunette Barbie doll dressed up as a bride. The skirt part was the cake. Why did I need to go into so much detail about the cake? I needed to because it was silly and irritating to me. By 3:30 everyone was gone and I tried to fall asleep but couldn’t get a nap in. I find it very difficult to sleep in the middle of the day.
Saturday Night: 7 pm and the girls from the afternoon starting gathering again at my mother’s home. Saturday night was the bachelorette party. We had dinner at Gino’s on Hampton at 8 pm. Dinner was very good considering we had a party of 16. I decided to toss Atkins out of the window for the evening and had a very nice risotto. The surprise of the evening for my cousin was an SUV limo in front of Gino’s to take us where ever we wanted for the rest of the night. We went to the Chase, the Big Bang on the Landing, and Harry’s. I was finally in bed at about 3 am and it felt really nice. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was anywhere on the Landing. It was quite an experience.
Sunday: I spent the day lounging around @ the pool. I needed to relax and reflect after all that excitement. At least 50% of the women at both parties were either newlywed or engaged. Why do I find I’m constantly wondering why I’m not anywhere near that point in my life or if I ever will be? Are these feelings really my own or do I let what I think everyone around me wants and expects for me effect my thoughts too much?


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