Excuses, excuses. Sorry there has been no post! First the holiday bustle, then my home computer crashed. I've always heard of these "crashes" but this is a first experience for me--not good! Anyway, after delay, let me give you the lowdown promised on my "big girl sleepover!"
We had a great time! This is going to be an annual event, I'm certain. We had two "newbies" in the crowd, so the evening meal and activities were a bit surface. Boy, by breakfast time had that ever changed! There's just something about a sleepover and arriving at breakfast table sleepy-eyed and with bed hair that breaks down walls. We sat--and this is quite literally--for three hours, making pot after pot of coffee and listening to the conversation deepening.
Several in our midst were going through "stuff" (including yours truly). There was no contrivance to the conversation, no steering, it just went. What happened was healing and helpful. Those of us who were in distress were able to speak about it and, lo and behold, what we found was that every, single person around the table had some experience that related to what we were discussing and a point of view to help. It was great!
My sleepover was meant to be just a fun get-together with good food and good fun and chick flicks (we watched "Where the Heart Is"), not the therapy session it turned into. But, you know, I just think that's a bonus! And it makes me want to shout out to all you cowgirls out there: "Don't forget your girlfriends--keep 'em close, because they understand!"
Now, for the cheap tricks I used (in addition to those nifty Dollar Tree martini glasses I posted about a couple weeks ago), check out the cheap tricks column on the right. These little items enhanced our little party immensely, although I'm sure those bellinis heightened our appreciation!
Happy Holidays to you all! - C