Thursday, June 5, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing

So, I know you're all wondering, how'd it go last night? Well, my friend pulled her usual MO, when she knows I'll be at the same event. She was a no show. Her husband said she went to go meet a friend who happened to be in town for the night and honestly, I wasn't surprised she didn't show up. That's happened more than on one occasion, but still, I was a little miffed. We've had our little "thing" happen but, sheesh!, we're adults and I know I can handle being in the same room with her with grace and poise. It would be nice if she had enough confidence to do the same. Oh well... whatever.

I had a wonderful time last night. It was fun to be an adult without The Little Miss for one night. I got to dress up a little, which for me means actually blow drying my hair and a little make-up, get out of the house and have conversations with adults without being interrupted by any children. I saw friends who I hadn't seen in over a year and caught up on what's been happening in their lives. I heard of travels to foreign countries, grand kids being born, job lay-offs, kids graduating from high school, it ran the gamut. But when I was posed with that question, "what have I been up to?" I was at a loss. I came up with my stock, but true answer of just busy with work and the family. It doesn't seem that exciting and I suppose it really isn't full of day to day excitement but it's a pretty darn good life in my book.

There was plenty of great food there and I tried really hard not to stand right by it all and stuff my face. Luckily the plates that were there to use were small and so I stuck to smaller portions and only went back a time or two. I tasted most of the dishes, which were delish, so I didn't feel as though I was missing out on anything. I've noticed lately that since I'm eating less, weighing less and drinking less, that the times I do partake in adult beverages, I feel the effects much more profoundly. To counteract that and to stave off any hint of a hangover, I was a really good girl and drank lots of water in between the wine tastings. It worked. When the alarm sounded this morning at 5:30, I felt great. I made it through the evening without a hitch.

8 comments:

Thinking Thin said...

Sounds like a great night. I went and read the post about the friend. I know you aren't soliciting advice but what can I say that post brought tears to my eyes because it hit home. Many years ago, my best friend from high school and I had parting ways. I never forgot her and always regretted the words that were exchanged. About 2-3 years of not speaking, I finally gained enough courage to approach her. It didn't matter anymore what was said, who said what, etc. I apologized and told her that I missed her and I was sorry. It was tearful. Things weren't the same as they were before our parting at first but in time, we were best friends again. Now, we don't talk as much as we used to. Our lives are busy, she has a family but we are still great friends after 24 years. Sometimes, the smallest gesture means a lot. If you miss her, tell her. She may miss you too.

Alli said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I am sorry that girl was a no show. I hope someday you can reconnect with her though-- that might take you going out of your way unfortunately.

Sagan Morrow said...

I'm so glad that it went so well for you! It's always fun to get a little dressed up and go out to nice social gatherings.

Fab Kate said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and was able to participate in eating and drinking in moderation. I know how tough the moderation part can be sometimes!

40 by 40 said...

Great job on going, being ready/having the courage to face that person,getting all dolled up, avoiding temptations and enjoying the evening!!! Well done! Friendships can get so complicated! Keep up the good work..oh..can I join your Walking Challenge!?!?

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

I am glad you had a good time!

Christa D said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time--it's so important to have those nights where you get to be the "woman" you and not "mommy" you.

goodbyetoallfat said...

"Well, my friend pulled her usual MO .... She was a no show."

That is so sad. It is your friend who is missing out.

At least you can hold your head high, and know that YOU had the confidence to be there, that YOU were willing to hold out the olive branch to rekindle the friendship.

I really don't get people like that. I've got one "on/off" friend like that myself. At the moment (following an absence of a few years) we have reached the "email once in a while stage" but she still doesn't want to swap addresses or invite me round.

Glad you had a good time.