Barn Dance

On Saturday, Alison and Mike and Sarah and Kate came over to join me and the Professor for supper, potluck style. I roasted a chicken–Stephanie’s recipe–and it was yum. Folks brought cornbread casserole, a delicious salad, pesto mashed potatoes, and pie divine.
Then Alison, Mike, the Professor, and I went to a barn dance in Colbert, a fund-raiser for a women’s build for Habitat for Humanity. It was fun. I forgot what hard work that dancing is–run around this person, run around that person, spin around, hold hands and run in a circle one way, then the other. I could barely breathe between laughing and spinning.
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They had a great live band, and lots of folks willing to play. There was also a Mommy-Calling Contest, in which kids had to scream “MOMMY” as loud as they could. Mommy was played by friend and coworker David. He was stunning in this floral number.
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You could also sponsor a 2×4 and then draw pictures or write good wishes on it. I wonder now why I didn’t take pictures of the artwork. Mike should be a tattoo artist. Alison likes frogs who smile. The Professor wrote nice, inspiring messages. I drew a cat making a pun on “purr” and a rainbow. It was really hard to think of something “nice” to draw. My doodling usually follows my mind into the gutter, or involves writing Pushkin’s verses in perfect Cyrillic script. I tried to draw like I did in fourth grade. Without the Smurfs.
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Today I celebrated Mother’s Day with my parents and the Professor, and in the midst of good times I completely forgot to take pictures. Daddy and the Professor grilled filet mignon in my backyard while I finished up the rolls and drinks and roasted veggies. We finished with key lime pie, lots of talk, and a lawn mower tune up. A lovely day. I love my momma.

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1 Response to Barn Dance

  1. Melanie says:

    Aww! Looks like you guys had fun! Thanks for your comment; I can’t wait to hang out again!

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