Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Son's Birthday Celebrations

My vacation's more than half over, and I can't believe it's going by so fast! Only two more days to play before I have to go back to work. Where has the time gone?

We took our son and his girlfriend out for his belated birthday dinner tonight--he picked the location, a local Mexican restaurant that my husband and I hadn't tried before. Oh, the food was wonderful! Our friends, Terry and Lisa, came along too. We tried to get my sister-in-law, Kath, to join us, but she's just moved into a new place and had spent the day cleaning the old one, so she was too pooped to feel much like going out.

The oddest thing happened. When my husband and I arrived at the restaurant at 6:30, everyone else was already there and seated at a table. Now this may not seem odd to most people, but I'm not sure I've ever arranged to meet Lisa and had her arrive first. It was kind of a Twilight Zone moment. To walk in and see everyone already seated despite the line of people waiting for a table made me wonder whether WE were late. Nope. As it turned out, Terry and Lisa were in the area looking for new flooring (because their kitchen pipes broke and flooded their house in the middle of the night on Wednesday) and had finished early and went over to the restaurant. My son and his girlfriend--well, I suspect they wanted to arrive early to see our expressions when we walked in and saw the boat-sized margarita they were sharing! I swear you could have bathed a baby in that glass!

And you know how restaurants will sing happy birthday and sometimes bring the birthday person a dessert? Not this one. This one DID sing happy birthday but instead of a dessert, they brought my son a shot of tequila. Like he needed another?! Good thing his girlfriend was driving! Last weekend, on his REAL birthday, they went out to eat, drink, and play pool, and after all his friends stopped in and bought him various drinks, he went back to his girlfriend's place and threw up in her landlord's patio plants. The landlord discovered my son's little "indiscretion" a day or two later and called his girlfriend to ask her to clean it up. These kids today, huh?! I'm sure I never did anything like that! I'm telling you, he takes after his father!

Since I last posted, I've been doing some sewing on curtains, pillow covers, and a quilt for my daughter's former room. I had found some fabric on sale a couple weeks ago that I thought would look "springy" and cute in there. Here are a couple photos of the curtains and the pillows and quilt--it's just a quilt top so far.

Tomorrow (Sunday), I'll get it pinned and hopefully quilted. I still have a lot of spring decorating I'd like to get to before I go back to work on Tuesday.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend! Thanks for stopping in to see what I'm up to.


Eileen said...

Kim, those curtaina and valence are super. Then with the quilt on the bed and those pillows you have outdone yourself.

Sure glad that your son and GF weren't coming back to your home. You might have had to make him clean up his messes himself. LOL

Better get busy decorating the rest of the house.

Kairle said...

You're redecorating MY room?! How thoughtful!!! The pillows are VERY cute. Can't wait to see how you decorate the rest of the house! Enjoy your last two days off!

Su Bee said...

Ooooo -- pretty!! It's true then, that Spring is actually coming? Guess I better get busy.....
Laughing at your son; boy, aren't you glad you never did that? Me neither....
there's sure a lot of kids out there that take after their fathers!

Erin said...

very pretty I love the colors too! Happy Birthday to your son!!! What a memory he created!

Thimbleanna said...

Yeah, kids these days -- some days I just want to throttle my little cherubs LOL! Love the colors you're using in your daughter's former room.