Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When Mike was in high school he and some friends and a country/bluegrass band. Gail (his sister) and I were in sixth or seventh grade at the time and we’d hang around when they practiced. They humored us by letting us sing duets to their accompaniment, mostly Patsy Kline and other old country stuff or bluegrass standards. Gail’s not here, so when Mike borrowed a guitar and suggested I sing the duets with him. I’d enough to drink so I did; it was fun and brought back a bunch of memories.

Saturday afternoon the guys took the children, six of them under four if you can believe it, and went off, leaving us to ourselves. That was enjoyable, it was good to see Janna and Elyse, while we haven’t fallen out of touch; we no longer talk as frequently as we once did. Janna and her partner said that they would like a child; they’ll be great parents but I can’t imagine the difficulty for a lesbian couple having children in Poland. Elyse is taking classes and working toward a BA and being a mom. She joked that if she wanted to go back to modeling she’d need to do it as a plus size, but in honesty she looks great.

Around five the guys and kids came back and the little ones needed to tell us all about their afternoon, which was cute. The dad’s were glad to turn the kids over to mom and have a beer. Dinner was prepared and the kids were asleep by seven, all except for Katariina (Elyse & Mike’s baby) slept on a spare mattress covered with a couple of blankets. A pallet of cuteness if I’d ever saw one.

We had a wild and crazy weekend. I didn’t count how many wandered through, but there were a bunch. Maybe it’s because we are older and better fixed, but we didn’t have guests crashing on the floor, they stayed at hotels. But we did go through a lot of food.



Blogger Gillette said...

Sounds like a nice time, Kim.

I hear there's a baby boomlette happening. Sounds like that might be true in your neck of the woods.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous VJ said...

"A pallet of cuteness if I’d ever saw one." Sounds like fun indeed. And reminds me of an old Louie Armstrong number: 'make me a pallet on your floor...'. Cheers & Good Luck! 'VJ'

9:14 AM  

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