Wow, Mary Ann, are you another Grace??? lol!
Good morning, except it's 9:45pm Sat nite here!! I did read thru the Sat GM thread, and enjoyed following it, however late I was!
We spent the afternoon in Oceanside (which is about 1 hr 15 min from where we live), with dh's mom and his bro and bro's ds and dd. Had a nice lunch at Claim Jumper (no, I tried to be good: soup and salad [and a few french fries, OH, but they were their garlic-parmesan shoestring fries!!!! I HAD to eat a few!! ])
, then visited till we left around 6.
We dropped the ds's off at 7pm at a friend's house for a party (that started at 5pm). Party was to last till 10:00. I get a call at 9pm, "Mom, the party's winding down, would you come pick us up?" Dh and I look at each other, thinking the worst: the party is going somewhere the kids don't want to go, and this is a cleverly-disguised distress call!!
So I race over to pick them up, and when they get in the car, I start the quizzing. Mind you, the "kids" present at the party are the same kids the ds's hang out with all the time, just usually at another kid's house. This is the first time they've congregated at this house. So after a few well-placed questions
I confirm our suspicions: something WAS going on at the party, of which the ds's wanted no part. What was it? I asked.
Rap music. "yeah, they played techno for the first hour, then changed to Rap, and we said, 'we're outta here (but politely).'" I'm pretty sure they're telling the truth. . . (yanno, there's always that nagging thought in the back of one's brain . . ) But for now I'll believe them.
Anyhoo, it's good to be home. Got the sheets changed, the wash sorted and a load in the washer. I know, I know, such an exciting life!!
See you all in the a.m.!!!