Sunday, March 30, 2008

There is was....gone. The Weekend That Is


and a beautiful weekend we had. One of the highlights of my weekend were lots of phone calls from family, and MSN chatting with lots of people.

Saturday night was a wonderful night of laughing with all my heart and having a ton of fun with 5 other ladies. I was invited to Jill's place for crafts and nibbles as a sort of thank you for helping with her mom's awesome birthday party... which, in itself was totally awesome...and NO THANKS was necessary... I was thankful to be a part of it. BUT, I wasn't going to turn down a chance to spend an evening with such fantastic women. In respect for National "Earth Hour", we spend from 8:00-9:00pm in darkness around the table, which was lit by kerosene lanterns. We enjoyed a full hour of BANANAGRAM which is a new game out that we got addicted to at Easter, when I bought the game for Stephanie and Sean (in desperation, when I couldn't find a kite that I thought would be fun for them). After they left (with their game) I went out the next day and bought our own. I brought it to work to show my friends and we played a game at lunch...which lead to Jill buying it that day. she and her family have been playing it after supper. Terry plays it by himself and tonight we played against each other and when we "Peeled" we took two tiles instead of one. 144 tiles... one at a time.... long game. Then Terry did an entire crossword himself while I watched TV.... taking 5 tiles at a time (after the first 21) When he was finally done his big project, I checked his work and he had spelled Broccoli wrong (I think I may have lead him astray on that word, since he asked me how to spell it and I really wasn't paying attention when I spelled it back to him)... anyway, he had to revamp his entire crossword to correct it... but he did it....
Oh, now I have gotten right off track. So, after the lights came back on at Jill's, we started our crafts by folding a card box and then made three adorable cards.... Jill is so amazing in her creativity and color sauvy.... I am in complete and total awe and admiration of her. How lucky am I to have Jilly in my life. The pictures do not do these cards justice because you can't see that the birthday card opens in the middle, or the polka dot card has a slide out card in it, and the pink card is embossed!!! They are amazing cards...

I haven't laughed so much in ages and it was a wonderful night and definitely, we need to get together more often... Griff, Pat, Taryn, Jill and Sara.....Thanks for all the fun & the yummy nibbles. I won't mention the strawberries and dark chocolate sauce, the peanut butter frozen cake thing, or the cream dips with bread and chips.... nope, not gonna talk about those things.

7 comments:

GailM. said...

I'll have to try that game.. Sounds like you had a fabulous day...

Taryn said...

Rats! Seems I left too early...missed the nibbles! I did have a preview of the project and it was beautiful. It was great to see you all again, Donna et al!

Jill said...

I am so glad you had fun!
I am lucky to have you in my life!

My sister tells me that my friends are "HYSTERICAL"...I think she's talking about you and your story about Brian...

ancient one said...

Hey Donna, I found your directions to chaches in my spam box. I don't have the right kind of GPs.. I got the simple one that tells streets etc.. anyway I've lost your email address.. saved the directions though (don't know how I did that).. I would like some of your scarlet beans... my email is Afirstof7@aol.com... please send me an email and we will discuss the other stuff...OK?

SAM said...

ummm so i saw jill the same day she had played the bananagrams game at kingston..and she convinced me to buy it...said it was awesome...so I bought it and now I am getting addicted to it!!! haha good game!

cpm said...

Oh that Terry...he's always playing with himself! LOL!

now I too want to hear the story about Brian!

I want to be president of the Jill McDonald Fan Club!!!!

Happy Stamper said...

Hi Donna,
I HAD to pop by and see the card box Jill was talking about on her blog...you are SO right, she is a genius with the color combos and the cards look FAB even without the little perks you described. TFS!