Monday, November 16, 2009

I Felt The Beat From The Tambourine

What a weekend! Full of shopping, laughing, eating, sipping, story-telling, and memory-making. The girls in my family are just so much fun to spend time with, and when we all get together, there's never a dull moment -- far from it. Every moment is entertaining. It was so nice to be the entertained rather than the entertainer for a few days.

And let me tell you, I was heavily entertained on Saturday night. I have photos. I have video. What I don't have is permission to share the evidence, as it is highly embarrassing (so they say.) You'll have to settle for a teasing description when the real thing was just so much better than any words can tell.

Three grandmas -- my mom, my aunt, and my sister-in-law's mom -- worked for a good 6 weeks on a little dance and lip sync number inspired by Mama Mia's Dancing Queen. They made sequin-studded, hip-hugging, jaw-dropping costumes. They choreographed moves for the entire song. They were decked out with glitter, platform shoes, head ornaments, and FAKE LASHES to top it all off. They rocked the house. We screamed with laughter as only a houseful of 18 women can, and sang and danced together because the music was too loud and too catching to stand still. It was SO much fun.

We stayed up too late each night, giggling like high-schoolers and discussing things our husbands have surely grown tired of listening to by now: babies, bras, fragrances, recipes, books, movies, and on and on into eternity. We missed our kids and those ever-patient husbands we left them in the care of. And if we're telling deep dark secrets here, I should say that I missed my internets. My blog buddies. A weekend away feels like forever to this home-dwelling lady, but it at least it was a fun weekend away. My time was well spent.

And now I'm back.

(From outer space.) (Sorry - once the 70's songs filter in, they're hard to evict.)

It's good to be home.

11 comments:

  1. I have to admit that once over the weekend I wondered to myself, "Where is Sarah?" And then I remembered and thought, "Well... drat." So... Welcome back! I am jealous of your weekend... I don't even know if I would recall how to behave in the company of that many women at one time, seeing as how it's a testosterone party in my house all day, every day :)

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  2. What a fun bunch of grannies you have in your family! I'm so glad you had a weekend of laughter, refreshment and 70s groovin'. Glad you're back, too.

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  3. hah, wow! Dancing queen? That sounds SO SO funny.

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  4. Oh, too fun! Sounds like such a great time! Next time you MUST get permission to share the video though!

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  5. What a fun family you have! Fake eye-lashes and all. Love. it. :)

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  6. Oh such fun! I can't imagine. Good for all of you to have that time together. Welcome back to the Land of Blog.

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  7. Sarah...welcome home...both to your place of residence and to your blog. I have to admit (she says addictedly - is that a word?), I checked your blog each day just in case you needed to express yourself even while you were away! Missed you!

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  8. What a great sounding weekend. I love the idea, but sadly I don't have a family that would enjoy anything like that at all.

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  9. Oh. My. That sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you all had such a good time... but you shouldn't have said that there is video, because now I want to see it! :)

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  10. That sounds so fun! Glad you had a good time. And glad you're back amongst your blog friends again :)

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