Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 4 November 2012

10 Amazing Memories from a
Not-so-Distant Past...

“Ducky” who blogs over at Batcrap Crazy picked this week’s Monday Listicles topic and what perfect timing! Having just returned from a girls getaway to sunny Palm Springs, California last Sunday, I decided to start writing my list as soon as I got back. Too bad that meant missing out on Bridget’s topic "10 Firsts". Hey…the ol’ memory just ain’t what it used to be so had to get to it while things were still fresh in my mind. 

Of course a weekend away with girlfriends I have known forever (1 sister; 2 from elementary school and 1 from high school) would mean nothing but Amazing memories…good and uhhh some not-as-good. 

1.      Even though our first flight was delayed on the way down…with no spouses or spawns in the picture we were footloose and fancy-free.



2.      Even though we would have missed our connecting flight…thankfully it was delayed too! Unfortunately by
1-1/2 hours. Until 12 midnight. On a weeknight. Well past our bedtime. Yes we are getting old.


3.      Even though none of us are real beer drinkers…we could not resist buying the 24 pack of baby Coronitas. Ole! 

4.      Even though we still love to go shopping it is no longer about who buys the most…it is now all about who buys the most for the least amount of money. Call us thrifty but whoever wins is one step closer to auditioning for TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates.


5.      Even though my girlfriend likes her pool warmer rather than cooler…95°F was even too warm (ya think?!?) for her.

6.      Even though it was a girls only weekend…rushing back from dinner to watch Grey’s Anatomy at 10pm is considered an Amazing memory. Personally I could not stand the excitement and went to bed just after we got home. It had nothing to do with the Happy Hour portions of alcohol they served. Welllll……maybe. Just a little. OK. It was the wine.

7.      Even though my girlfriend just about poked her eye out on our first night out and could not open it for the rest of the weekend…she still had the use of both hands. I was not so lucky. Vegetable peelers can be nasty and my right thumb was in a bandaid dressing for the rest of the weekend AND more! Just sayin’...

8.      Even though we like to think we are as energetic as we were in our younger years…now at 11pm we are ready for bed rather than ready to go out. 

9.      Even though we have all celebrated our golden birthday…we were keen to have a go at a game of Bum Darts. NO not out in public. Paleez we still have some dignity. We thought Loonies would be a better idea as opposed to quarters for fear that we would never ever see those quarters again. HA! Luckily we never had to put those to the test. After 3 rousing games of pool we were too tired and decided to race each other to bed instead.




10.   Even though our lives have gone in different directions...when we get together, nothing has changed and THAT is pretty AMAZING!!!

Be sure to head on over to Stasha's and check out what everybody else came up with.  Enjoy your week!


46 comments:

  1. Ha! I like the Grey's Anatomy one...that's my favorite show :)
    Sounds like such a fun time!!

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    1. 20 years ago we would never EVER have thought we would be doing that! :D

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend getaway!

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    1. It was a ton of fun! Nothing like a girls weekend away to feel rejuvenated. :)

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  3. Having life long friends to make memories with is priceless!

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    1. Got that right Robbie!!! It sure helps that very few of us have moved any further than an hour away.

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  4. Sounds like a fun adventure and a fabulous getaway with the girls. Nuttin like a little girl time to rejuvenate the soul :)

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    1. Always a fun adventure with the girls. Lucky to have friends with homes away from home. :)

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  5. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! (And perhaps a little dangerous, too?) I'm envious!!

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    1. Trust me...now that we are all in our "golden" years we are not nearly as dangerous. Just happy to be alive! HA!

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  6. Sounds like an excellent weekend! I especially love number 10!

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    1. Sure was! Hard to believe we can still finish each other's sentences...only now it's out of necessity. ;P

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  7. A fantastic weekend it sounds!! Funny how those change over the years but we enjoy them just as much. I'm with you on the early bedtimes!!!

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    1. There is something to be said about getting ummmm "more mature"...I think it's you just don't give a crap any more. Haahaa!

      Great topic Ducky! :D

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  8. So fun! Midnight is WAY past my bedtime too ;)

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    1. I used to be such a night owl. Guess it was bound to catch up on me. :(

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  9. What a fun time. You've made me want to get together with my longtime friends!

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    1. It's not easy getting a group of friends together is it. Sometimes it seems to take forever to connect. This time things just seemed to work for everyone so it was great!

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  10. That sounds like my kind of weekend! And for some reason whenever my girlfriends and I spend more than a day together we end up with random and strange injuries too. Haha! I blame the wine.

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    1. If the same thing happens to you...it must be the wine! Only common denominator I can see. Tee hee.

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  11. Lifelong friends are the very best. And being able to spend time with them throughout life just makes it all the sweeter. Loved your listicles!

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    1. Got that right Terri! It's a wonderful thing being able to be around a group of women and not worry about those awkward silences. Not that there are ever any of those but... ;P

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  12. I feel rejuvenated just reading this. What a GREAT weekend. Hope the eye and thumb are better. Thank you for NOT posting pictures of them. :)

    And you cracked me up with your competitive shopping. The most for the least! My husband would approve.

    Ellen

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    1. You just wait...another 10 years or so and you and Erin will be trying to outdo each other at the mall. :)

      The thumb is coming along nicely. Didn't want to have to add a warning about explicit content so spared everyone. Haaaahaaa!

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  13. I'm jealous. The last time I was in Palm Springs I was in college. -- Oh how I'd love to be by that pool right now. Even at 95 degrees. And I agree, I turn in way to early, but I get up pretty early too. Glad you had such a great time (well, besides your friend's eye being poked.)

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    1. Oh how I'd love to be by that pool right now too! Ha! It's rainy and cold here so 95 degrees sounds like heaven. What were we thinking?!?!

      On the upside...it was her house and she's going down again this weekend so we decided it was a forced holiday for her to just relax. You know...just to make her feel better. :)

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  14. Weekends with old friends always bring out such wonderful memories! Glad you had such an amazing weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks Clarinda! Sounds like you had a pretty awesome weekend too! :)

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  15. Oh, that's a great list! I read it while listening to the Footloose song - so fun! That video took me back. Way back. Did Kevin Bacon do his own dancing in that movie? Any of his own dancing, I wonder? He was such a young pup back then.

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    1. I think I remember reading that he did do some of the dancing himself. As a matter of fact I have the LP Soundtrack (yes...as in vinyl) to that movie in my basement. Yup yup yup...I'm THAT old! Haaahaaa!

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  16. I am a big fan of the warm pool! That sounds like it was a great trip though. I really like reading about peoples trip experiences for some reason...

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    1. I much prefer to be the one doing the travelling. ;P

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  17. Okay....your post brought ME some amazing memories as I ventured to Palm Springs for a "girls getaway" last year. What a blast for a Pennsylvania gal :). Girlfriends, how would we survive without them? :)

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    1. I am with you there...don't think I could survive without my gal pals!! Glad this brought back some amazing memories for you too.

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  18. It sounds like you had an amazing trip! And I love that you guys are rushing back to watch gray's anatomy and finding out who can spend the least!

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    1. We are one exciting group Audrey! Haahaaa! Just you wait.

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  19. Hope you were using the vegetable peeler to open those Coronas ;)
    Love this list, you girls must be a riot to vacation with.

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    1. I needed more than a couple of Coronitas to ease the pain. ;P Pretty sure I lost at least a mil of blood.

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  20. Wow, that weekend sounds like a lot of fun! Ha ha, and only girls would rush back to watch GA ;-)

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    1. We are a wild bunch...in the "senior's" category that is. Lol!

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  21. You made it to midnight?!? I never could especially with alcohol :/. It looked like such a blast!!

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    1. I had no choice on the flight down. None of my friends offered to carry me on the plane. Can you believe that!! ;)

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  22. It's so nice to have a group of close girlfriends to make amazing memories with. Now you've got me craving a girls' trip of my own!

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    1. Just so you know...we never took these kinds of trips when our kids were little like yours. Stayed much closer to home back in the "olden days". :D

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  23. No kids? No hubs? Woot, woot!!! Glad you got some time with the girls, it does center us, and laughter is good for the soul. I was dying laughing just reading this and it made me miss my girlfriends...pretty sure you and I could hang, D.

    Also, got my Kevin Bacon on with the Footloose clip...had there been "repeat" back in the day, I would've used it on that scene, but alas, the old "rewind" had to suffice. No fights, Willard!!!

    Check out my stache, ahem, thanks, hope it pops up when I post this.

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    1. LOVE it!!! The stache that is. You look very sophisticated. ;P

      Cassette tapes and rewind...I remember it well. I'm pretty sure we could do some damage together. Ha!

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