... the blogging wagon, that is. Lately, blogging has been the equivalent of scrapbooking for me, and that isn't a good thing. My poor son-- his scrapbook has every single freakin' thing the boy did from birth to age two, and then... NOTHING. I like to and want to scrapbook, and I have the best of intentions on doing it. I have even went through and developed tons of pictures from the last several years. But then that's as far as I've gotten!
And that's how my blog has been for the last 13 days... but who's counting (oh, wait, my b-i-law is counting, aren't you, Luke?!?) I have been crazy busy at work, and with some volunteer stuff, and Jace has had several tests each week. Between everything, blogging has definitely fallen off the radar. I've had a post in mind, about a couple of books I've been reading, but I knew it would take quite a bit of work to write about it, so I have been procrastinating on that.
Last weekend I headed to KC to see my brother and friends Garry and Heather while Jace was with his dad. Thom and I ate at Kona Grill, then I met a high school friend, Duane, for drinks at Kona. It was great to catch up with Duane, I hadn't seen him in 7 or 8 years at least. After saying goodbye to Duane, Thom and I headed up to North KC to hang with Garry and Heather for the evening. Friends Brent and Laura came over as well, since they had a babysitter for their son Carter for a couple of hours.
It was the first time I've seen any of them since D and I split, so Brent and Laura brought a bottle of Hot Damn for us to share a few shots and toast to new beginnings. Laura was the only one who was exempt from the shots, since she's expecting baby #2 in September! Here are a few pics from the evening:
I think this is mine and Garry's second shot....woo hoo!
CHEERS!! (minus Miss Heather, behind the camera!)
It was a great evening, and so nice to catch up with all of them again. Garry had awesome tunes playing all evening, which of course was one of my (and his) favorite things! Thomas left us about 8:30 that night to go hang with the cool kids back down by his place, and leave all of us old folks to our own revelry! Brent and Laura headed home fairly early, and the remaining three of us capped of the evening with a trip to Ruby Tuesdays about 5 minutes away. I don't really know why, since we had plenty of wine at their house, but we each ordered a glass of wine AND shared two decadent desserts (a fudge cake with ice cream and a piece of strawberry shortcake! Yum!!!)
Fabulous weekend with my brother Thom, and with my four friends. I'm so glad to be "keeping them" in the divorce! Of course they will still be D's friends too, as they were his for 5+ years before I ever met them. But nice that we can both maintain the friendships, because they're some of my very favorite people and I would miss them greatly!
This weekend I'm heading to St. Clair with Jace; he and I are going to a surprise party for a friend on Saturday, and then I'm catching up with some high school friends Saturday night while he spends some time with Mimi (grandma). More pictures soon, and I promise it won't be 13 days before I post again.