Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hello Internets!

I hate the word "internets". Yet I used it in my title. And a little thing about me is I never ever edit what I've written. Hell, I rarely proof read. I betcha couldn't tell over the years, eh?

Well, my best friend was here and ~whew~. I'm exhausted. Hauling around 3 of my children around the state acting as tour guide is hard! BUT ... totally worth it. I wouldn't change anyday.

*Friday*

They came into town an entire day early, which flew me into a panic trying to get everything ready. Then my blackberry reset itself and I lost all my contacts which was also panicking. (Julie, I missed your party on saturday because of them coming in early and I couldn't call you because of my freaking phone. I am so very sorry to simply be a no-show. Forgive me!)

*Saturday*

They had driven the entire day before (from phx) so we chilled out and the kids got to know one another a bit. Then they took off to a ghost town museum while mine napped and we had a chill evening with lots of pizza and talking.

*Sunday*

Zoo day. Got there late morning and stayed hours. Then we went home and I made my famous award winning chili (Okay, so I've entered one contest and won first place, so I'm calling it award winning!) and she made her famous cheesecake. AND, after knowing her for, um, 19 years, being there for one another through everything, I introduced her to her husband (karl) and was there within hours of his sudden death (35 weeks pregnant to boot). She flew in for just a day to be there for me to try on my wedding dress. I flew out there to attend showers, etc. Let's just say are best friends for a reason. And finally, after all that, I got her secret cheesecake recipe. This is huge. And I'll take it to my death.

*Monday*

Denver. Shopping for the girls (I spent too much at urban outfitters) and fast as fuck gokarts for the boys (60mph!). Lunch at pf changs. yum. Came home and I bbq'd for everyone. Butter burgers. Oh yes.

*Tuesday*
LONG, tiring day. Went first to Bishop's Castle, which is a real castle this guy has been building, by hand, my himself, since 1969. I highly suggest this destination. The kids loved it. I'm scared of heights (metal, spiral staircases going up to the heavens)...



So while the kids went climbing all over the place, I stayed at the bottom with karl ...



The we went to the Royal Gorge and did the touristy thing. It was SO freaking cold and windy! We were all in shorts and tank tops so I was forced to buy the girls (and myself) sweatshirts. I bet those gift shops made bank that day.

*Wednesday*

Ryan and her family packed up and left about 3pm. Two seconds later the sky opened up and dumped a foot of rain and a bunch of hail on us. It was awesome.

This picture has nothing at all to do with the story, but it's funny. This is a sign in old colorado showing where you can't skateboard and fun stuff like that. Notice the bottom shows the grey portions to be the areas affected by the ordinance. Then notice how much of the map is colored grey. Heh.



I was exhausted, but had a show to go to. My wonderful friend Laurel babysat the troop while we went to see The Supersuckers. It was awesome...



*cha*cha*cha*

Heh. The story behind cha cha cha is funny and any supersuckers fans out there will get it. But it's not one of those explainable things.

I may have mentioned I went to the Mile High Music Fest with our friends Pete and Laurel. I just downloaded some of the pictures. Here are The Black Keys. They FUCKING RULE...




So there. I've been a busy out of work girl. I'll catch up with all of you soon, but I've got a full day tomorrow (pedicure! waxing!) which culminates in seeing Sonic Youth. Then I get up bright and early and hop on a plane to St Petersburg, Florida. Yay. Beach. Sun. Nothing to do except avoid being eaten by a shark. I. Can't. Wait.

19 comments:

Poltzie said...

YAY for a fun weekend! I've been thinking about you but it seems like you're doing great what with all the shopping, spa stuff and vaca! Glad things are back on track!

Suzy said...

Looks like you've been having lots of fun!

~a fellow Braces Buncher~

Melissa said...

Busy!! Aw, your BFF sounds amazing. I hope you have a relaxing vacation!

m said...

dood, you are making me tired.

Have a kick ass time in FL!

jill said...

Wow sounds like a great time :) Good to take your mind off other... not-so-great things.

What is a butter burger?

Ella said...

You're one busy mama! Sounds like you had a great time. BFFs are priceless. Have a great time in FL!

Kristin said...

OMG...Bishop Castle is amazing. I want that dragon.

Y'all have a friendship like my bff and I have. Its an amazing thing.

Sarah R said...

Looks like you had fun!

I am afraid of heights when it comes to staircases. I hate metal stairs you can see through--freaks me out!

PS, I like the word "internets" because sometimes DH uses the term to make fun of stupid people ("The internets is broken" or "The internets has been shut down").

Robin said...

It's hot as hell here in Florida right now so beware!

Sound like you had an awesome visit with your friend. Everyone needs someone they bond with like that in their lives..

Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Glad to see that happy things are finally happening in NancyLand!

areyoukiddingme said...

That sounds waaay better than my week!

jenn said...

I'm so glad that some happy times have come your way! And yay for beach time! I would love me some sun & sand, alas it is not to be...

Enjoy & relax & I've missed you- but seeing you smile in that cute pic with Mr. Karl is awesome!

Peeveme said...

I tired just reading that. Glad you had fun!

Seraphim said...

I've tagged you Nancy. Cos you know how I love you. xxxx

theclam said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

xxx

KimboSue said...

Glad you're having good times with friends to take your mind off of not so good times...

What is a butter burger?

Io said...

Do not get eaten by a shark!
Glad you had such a good time with your friend!

Anonymous said...

Hope FL was nice!

...and why am i NOT surprised old CO city has s sign like that.

- elcubana

Lilith Silvermane said...

Hey... thinking about you.

You okay?

I think I'll text ya.