Oh me, oh my, it's Monday.
The sun is shining and it looks like it's going to be a nice day.
I think I have a pretty easy day ahead, which is nice - since I'm still recovering from the weekend. Or should I say my liver is recovering from the weekend?
Friday night, our friends from New York arrived and we invited a few local friends over for a little BBQ. (and lots of beer) It was great to see all of them and take my word for it - there is nothing like watching two drunks trying to play Wii Mario Kart.
It was a very fun night!
Saturday morning we got up and had a big breakfast (made by Jim) which was EXCELLENT.
I said my goodbyes and headed out to my softball game.
We had a GREAT game and won, which is always nice. After the game, I headed to my sister-in-law's house where they were celebrating my niece's First Communion. It was nice seeing everyone and even better to eat. :-) I get hungry after softball!!
Fun little side note - my mother-in-law ended up getting the cake for free because when she went to go pick it up, she told the woman that it was a little 'gaudy' and not what she wanted. She'd asked for white frosting with pale pink, and instead got white frosting with HOT pink frosting. While it would have been fine for your average run-of-the-mill teen girl's birthday party....it wasn't exactly what I'd expect to see as a First Communion cake.
Clearly the cake decorator hasn't ever met a Catholic.
That being said....the cake was great....and in addition to that, Jim's sister made ambrosia.
People are always making fun of me for liking it, but I'm not ashamed to admit I really love the stuff.
After eating my fill,we took off for home. Jim napped while I showered and then we headed into Boston for my softball team's fundraiser. On the way into the city, we stopped at my sister's house to drop off her birthday present....belated Happy Birthday wishes, sis! (Her birthday was Friday the 8th)
We chatted for a bit and then went to FRITZ for the fundraiser.
We had a really good time at the event and made lots of money. I spent a majority of the evening selling 50/50 raffle tickets, which allowed me to chat with several strangers and take their money...which is always fun. After all, I AM a 'people person'.
Sunday morning, Jim's Mom and Dad stopped by for coffee so we could give her her Mother's Day gift and see her for a bit before we took off for the day. As luck would have it, shortly after they arrived, we discovered that Jim's sister (who lives in South Boston) was locked out of her apartment, and had NO way to get back in. Yikes.
Since Jim and I were heading into the city (I had 2 softball games) we said that we'd stop by and let her in. With our Mother's Day visit cut short, Jim and I quickly got out stuff together and flew out the door to save his sister.
When we arrived, she was sitting in her pajamas on the stairs outside her door (thankfully, one of her neighbors had let her back into the building) and had read the entire Sunday Globe and done the crossword. We let her in, and then we took off for the softball fields.
We had two games and won both. The first one was kind of a massacre (sorry RG!) but in their defense, they really don't belong in Division 2. I'm pretty sure that the team knows that, but for some reason (which RG can maybe explain?) they didn't move down a division in spite of the fact that they have a really new team. Either way - they were still a very fun team to play, and never got angry or discouraged. Hip, hip hooray for them!!!
The second game was against the team that we had beat on Saturday afternoon. This time it was more of a challenge, but we managed to keep it together, played really well and won the game.
OK - enough of all this chatter...I'm heading to get some coffee!!
This afternoon I have to go to a meeting in another office, which means that I'm leaving here at noon, and should be leaving for the day at 3!!! That's awesome.
Have a GREAT Monday!!