What a Night! – Friday Fictioneers

Hey!  It’s still Wednesday night.  I’ve just returned from my week in the sun in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  While waiting for my flight, the airport had WiFi so I though I’d check out Rochelle’s email for Friday Fictioneers.  Would you lookit that?  My picture!  And, as we know, Rochelle always titles her F.F. post with Friday’s date which just so happens to by my birthday.  Double special, wouldn’t you agree?  Do you think our hostess knew that?  She must have magical powers, I tell ya.  Okay, okay, I’ll shut up now and leave you with my version!

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She painfully pried open her leftover make-up encrusted eyes.  Someone had surely shit in her mouth overnight; it was like paste.

What the hell happened here? She picked up the arm lying over her chest and moved it aside while untangling their legs and dragged herself, clothes askew, off the couch.  What a mess!  The detritus of last night’s party was everywhere.

After the shouts of “Surprise!” there was laughter and dancing and food and booze.   All of her friends had come to celebrate her birthday.

Last thing she remembered was…


And Paolo.

She never could resist that combination…

Sunday Gratitude – September 13, 2015

I feel like I spent the whole week in front of the stove!  Not a lunch, not a dinner with friends all week!  I did a heck of a lot of cooking and grocery shopping and cooking and more grocery shopping, though.  Eesh.

Tina 50th Surprise

Tina 50th Surprise

Gratitude List

  1. Helped out at the school for picture day.  Always fun to see the boys’ friends and have them come over to chat/hug/joke around with

  2. Finally went for one of my walks with Zeke – sans camera (!).  It had been too long as the heat and humidity have been too high for both of us.

  3. Couldn’t have prepared Tina’s surprise birthday party feast without the help of Emma who was a HUGE help!  Thanks also to Michèle, Luch & Oli.  Every little bit helped.  (The guests enjoyed, too!)

  4. Had a great time at Tina’s surprise 50th party – yes, she was surprised – especially by some of her friends who came from afar!

  5. Had the house to myself most of the day so was able to cook in peace while watching my “chick flicks”!

  6. Really glad I decided to make those almond cupcakes with buttercream frosting and salted caramel drizzle at Emma’s suggestion.  Oh my….