Today was a day for the ladies. My mom and I got to spend the entire afternoon having fun together. First we went to a bridal shower for my future sister- in- Law and had a ball watching her open gifts for her new home. I really think that all wives need to have a shower every 10- 20 years so we can update all of the housewares that are worn-out, out of style, or broken. Can I get an Amen, sisters? I'd like some new linens and my mom needs new dishes. Yellow daisy print went out of style many years ago. Wouldn't that be fun? Now I realize that a few of the items I registered for ten years ago were frivolous, while there were other items that I desperately needed and didn't know it yet. I think every wife's registry would change dramatically with ten years of on- the- job experience under our belts.
Here's a picture of me, my sister- in- law to be, and my mother at the shower.
Here's a dog at the shower that my mom fell in love with and wanted to keep forever.
The Bridal shower had a few games to play, and let's just say that I didn't bring my "A" game today. We had to guess how many candies were in the jar, and I haphazardly scribbled down an answer in the thousands......the three thousands to be exact. The answer was five hundred and something. I was WAY off! What in the world was I thinking? I think someone spiked the iced tea or something. Then I bombed a "How Well do you know the Bride" test. I can see that I'm going to have to start forwarding her those "Twenty Questions" e-mails that I get sometimes. I mean, it's the only real way to get to know people on a deeper level, right? Ha Ha. Just kidding. I'm going to generate a "How well do you know Nell" test, and see how many she gets right. Besides, squeezing information out of my brother is like trying to get info from an FBI agent. He's way too tight lipped. So we may have embarrassed him a time or two with sensitive information, but is that really any reason to kick us out of the loop??? All in all, it was a great day to imagine what my brother's new life will look like in a few months, and I'm excited to get to add a sister to the "Circle of Trust".