Friday, December 12, 2008

Finally....

Sorry I have been neglectful to my blog…it’s a love/hate thing. See, all my relationships are dysfunctional… At least the first step is acknowledging the problem. That’s usually as far as I get with the 12 step approach. After 40 years, not quite sure what the other steps are since I can’t seem to get off of this one. There you go…I acknowledged that problem too.

Anyway, what has happened in the last four weeks…Retail Therapy, Happy Hour, Thanksgiving, Dog Sitting, Baby Shower, and Bout with the Flu? Yep, that’s about it. Trust me; I have saved you all a GREAT deal of time in not writing about all these trivial events. But, I will try to cover Thanksgiving, Dog Sitting and the Baby Shower. You will have to use your imagination for the others.

After years and years of emotionally charged, door slamming, stressful Thanksgiving get togethers, my family has finally gotten to a point (by eliminating the bad elements) where it is something to look forward to. So, it was turkey two ways (smoked and fried). I knew we were off to a good start when I was promptly handed a Bloody Mary when I walked in the door. Do we all know each other or what?? And let me tell you, my BEAUTIFUL cousin Erin makes a mean Bloody Mary. Much turkey and wine were consumed and fun was had by all…Thank you my precious family…I really am thankful for their continual support and love for me. These guys are the best of the bunch!


The family and beautiful Erin...the Bloody Mary Master



The boys on dish duty



The gluttony never ends...


As for the Dog Sitting...Barkley is currently staying with us. As he has put on some pounds, he has been enrolled in Doggie Fat Camp…he thought he was on vacation. His father will barely recognize him and I will be grateful for the weight loss as Barkley is convinced he is a lap dog. Personally, I think he looks like Winston Churchill with a butt-hurt face. Poor little fella looks like he could use a drink or two.


Belly up to the bar Barkley....


Finally, we come to the Baby Shower. Our friend Graham is expecting a daughter in January. Although the situation is unconventional, it is still a reason to celebrate…however; we really don’t need a reason. Breathing and having a pulse would work too. Nothing like a drunken baby shower to welcome the impending new arrival… And boy do we know how to bring it! The baby might as well know what’s in store for her… Daddy’s friends will be mixing the drinks, not changing the diapers. We offer our own unique kind of support.


Tanya's not so subtle hint to Graham to keep his fellas in check


Let the drinks and conversations flow


and flow


A little game of Pin the Pacifier on the Baby

George is loving the game...or maybe most of his Saturday evenings are spent blindfolded in the arms of a lady...

8 comments:

Marc said...

Girl, I can so relate on the blog posting, as you well know!

Love Barkley. He is so cute, what a face!

Very funny cake.

I, too, love and make a fabulous Bloody Mary. When they are done right, they are terrific, but when they aren't, they are terrible!

Glad to see you back! The dogs say to tell you hello, and Bernice gives a special happy holidays paw-up to Nadine!

buffalodick said...

Glad you're alive! I'll drink V-8, and I'll drink vodka- but never together! They both make each other taste funny...

Tanya Kristine said...

two pix of kevin and none of me??? told you, you had a crush on him.

Michelle Ann said...

Marc-unfortunately, I keep postponing dealing with my procrastination. At least I'm consistent. Barkley is a lot of dog in girth and personality. I will be ready for his visit to end... You MUST give me your bloody mary recipe. Honey, it's the one social acceptable way to get smashed at breakfast. Happy Holidays to you, Jess and the four-legged ones!

Buff-I see the first problem. Any civilized person knows to NOT use V-8 to make bloody marys. But, you and I still have vodka in common..that love affair won't end anytime soon!!!

Tanya-if I follow your logic, apparently I have crushes on Glen, George and Janet as well. However, Janet is kinda hot...

Kitt said...

Wow, that's a long time between posts! I think I need a bloody mary to drink while catching up.

Barkley looks like a doll.

TavoLini said...

This looks like fun all around :D

The cake made me crack up!!

T. said...

that cake is awesome.

garbonzo said...

Looks like so much fun! But then again you left out the icky stuff!

Welcome back!