Sunday, April 23, 2006

The morning after the night before....

Well, it went fine. It did. In the first half of the evening all the families turned up, lots of kids, lots of the people I know. The food was great. (Anyone want a couple of dirt cheap, inventive, very professional lady caterers?) I survived...well, I was too busy to do anything else. It quietened down a bit once the kids went and that`s when the serious drinking started. Not sure when Hubby rolled home....kids and I were in bed by midnight.

I think the person who most enjoyed themselves was Mairi! She`s very good at going to evening parties...though she`s four and a half and daytime naps are a long gone thing, she`s always willing to go for an afternoon sleep if there`s a party in store. So she was bright as a button and raring to go...she even made me take a second outfit for her so she could change from pretty party princess to disco diva half-way through the evening, lol.

And today is a lovely sunny day, and I`m off to the allotment for my committeee meeting and a planting session. April is a busy month for gardeners in this part of the world. I love it....busy busy busy, things are starting to grow and it`s a pleasure to be outdoors.

I wonder if preferring four hours gardening on a fine sunny day to four hours of party is a sign I`m getting very old? I prefer camping to hotels, gardens to parties, barbecues to dress up functions. At the moment one of my favourite low-key pleasures in life is an afternnoon spent knitting and gossiping with my good pal
Gourdongirl in the outside garden of our local industrial heritage museum, Prestongrange, while the kids run riot in the woods in their best LOTR outfits.

Older or maturity? Who knows? I`m off to plant the potatoes....

6 comments:

Wye Sue said...

Glad it all went well, see nothing to worry about !
My spuds are being well watered this morning, so sitting knitting instead of weeding in the rain ;-)

sal the spider said...

Common bloody sense is all. Why would anyone want to do stuffy stuff when you can barbie in your comfy gear?! :-) Glad it went OK
Sal x

gourdongirl said...

Great night was had by all. Wonderful party!!
Like you I spent the day out doors, but not gardening, shouting at Ronan and the rest of the Mussie P5 Rugby team who romped home to victory at Murrayfield!!!! Now between shouting over loud music last night and shouting encouragement at the kids today I hope I have enough voice left for the "chat" at Prestongrange tomorrow after school!!!!! I'm sure I'll manage!

Sharon said...

So glad all went well.

minka said...

I'm only 30 and I prefer all those things to, please don't tell me I'm getting old! Glad it all went well.

Zippianna said...

yeay! your hubby's party was a success, and that is great. Sure, write down you system, and hire out as caterers! =0)