Tomorrow evening we’re going to be going out of town to celebrate our brother-in-laws birthday. We’ll be going to an old friends of ours’ home to have a feast.
Our friend, J, loves to cook. Whenever she has these parties (and believe me, she’ll use any excuse to have a dinner party) the meals are always HUGE. Like 8 to 10 courses and three to five desserts! If she invites 10 people to her dinner party there’s enough food to serve 50!
Oh and it’s not light fair. It’s full of fats, sugars and all the bad stuff. It’s usually delicious, but I’m sure if we were to attend her dinner parties regularly we’d soon have clogged arteries!
We have one major problem though. Since this dinner party is out of town we normally stay over at Chris’ parents whenever J has a party. Too much food and too much drink isn’t a good mix for a two hour drive home!
We can’t bring our dog! J hates, hates, hates … did I say hate? Yeah, she hates dogs. So there’s no way we could bring Midnight with us. Plus … Chris’ parents have been invited to the dinner party as well, so they won’t be able to take care of our puppy either. Midnight’s so hyperactive anyway, I wouldn’t saddle them with her, she’d probably end up knocking one of them over or dragging them own the street. She certainly drags me around!
On top of all of that, Chris’ sister and our brother-in-law will be moving in October, so they’ve asked if Chris could come over and help with a few things around their house to help prepare them for the big move. So … Chris is going to drive to Waterloo this evening, help our brother-in-law with a few things and then drive back to Toronto tomorrow morning … well, I know him … he probably won’t get back until early afternoon.
I’ll stay home and take care of the dog while Chris is gone.
Then, sometime late tomorrow afternoon we’ll drive to Paris for the dinner party … but we can’t party too hard as we’ll be leaving Midnight at home alone (in her crate) and we’ll have to drive home sometime after the big FEAST is over.
Don’t count on any new posts on Sunday … There’s a good chance I might be a little hung over and or my tummy might be upset by all that food. Most of J’s dinner menus usually don’t go well with my Crohn’s and she’s the type of person that doesn’t seem to understand if you beg off eating something she’s cooked (simply because you can’t digest it!). LOL So I guess I’ll be eating a variety of tasty food, but probably paying for what I ate on Sunday and who knows … maybe well into next week if it irritates my already irritated Crohn’s affected system. Ugh …. (don’t worry I won’t be too stupid about what I eat.)
So I guess I’m going to try to do a day or two’s worth of posts this evening! Hope my fingers don’t cramp up with all the typing!
What are your plans for the weekend? Any dinner parties or family trips planned?
BTW I haven’t been to one of J’s parties for a while (Chris has, but I haven’t). The last one I went to was in the summer of 2006. Long time readers of this blog might remember that that’s when I tripped and fell on a weirdly shaped curb and tore a tendon in my knee (took 8 or more months to heal and hasn’t been the same since). Luckily for me that was my last most spectacular klutzy move. I haven’t done anything nearly as self-injury causing since that time. Let’s hope that if I go tomorrow night I don’t trip and fall or klutz out in any way!