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.