Monday, August 17, 2015

are we wimps? yer darn tootin's we are!

some backstory. saturday morning, up at 4:30 in order to go and serve at our community hungry man breakfast. we had a great turnout as usual, worked our butts off and then got home to water the garden - it was hot, bright day. after spending several hours working in the yard, we went to have a nap before our friend d's 50th birthday party on saturday night. did we make it to the supper? no. we had naps and slept through the alarm. no one at the party was surprised - they were surprised that we actually made it!!! that's how often we miss things due to getting up super early in the AM and needing afternoon naps - bahahahah!

to be honest, it took all week to get over last saturday night's party where we danced too much, drank too much and partied too much. who the heck in their 40's parties until 4:30 in the morning. us. that's who.

back to our friend d's party - holy moly! what a crazy party! dancing with my besty c the whole night. hanging out with our friends c&b, s&d, r&d....and c&b's kids, r&d's kids, s&b's kids and all of the husbands/wives/boyfriends in between. it was beyond crazy!

we also met up with our friend v who we haven't seen for at least 2 years but were able to re-establish our relationship pretty quick. he's friends with our other friends k&b and b's brother s. and we got to meet k's daughter. she is truly beautiful. and smart.

so now for 2 saturday nights in a row we closed the hall in grand mira. not a good idea. last saturday we went to s&b's cottage after the dance and paid the price. did we learn our lesson? that would be a resounding NO!!!

after this party we all headed back to d&r's...d being who the party was for. it was a jungle. hanging out on d&r's deck, yakking with everyone, having a blast, should NOT have still been drinking! but man did we ever enjoy ourselves! and now for the last 2 days, neither of us have a voice and we have sworn off drinking FOREVER! otherwise known as the next dance!

we didn't get home until 6am!!! ugh - ye gods - HELP! sunday sucked bad as we were really hurting!

today we still were suffering but as it was 29C out - we headed to the river for some river medicine. it worked!


we love hanging out with our friends but 2 weekends in a row??? that's just asking for trouble!

here's our snacks for down at the river.


it was fun taking dips every 20 minutes and helped cleared our heads. it's only 2:00 but we are just not used to that kind of heat and i didn't want us to get sunstroked. after being sick from bug bites for the past 2 months, sunstroke is not what we need!

we need a week of detox and no more parties until september. bahahahahahah! we hope that you all had a nice weekend too!

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like the dance was great. And the river or sea is always a tonic

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    1. Sol - the dance was awesome! what a crazy party! but we really enjoyed ourselves so the pain was worth it! and that river is balm to our souls. thanks hon! xox

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  2. Sounds like your (picnic / dipping) solution is a whole lot better than coffee and asprin... :)

    Don't regret enjoying yourselves - too soon the years pass and those sorts of evenings are just a memory.

    Glad you're having so much fun :D

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    1. Dani - you got our number for sure. i hate coffee (after drinking 3 pots a day for 28 years) and i don't like aspirin. a dip in the river always provides a clear head.

      and thanks for that Dani. we aren't going to have too many more years of partying like maniacs...so we really should enjoy the times that we can.

      we're having a blast buddy - but it hurts - bahahahah! sending much love to you and yours, always! xoxox

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  3. You are gluttons for punishment! hahaha But you had a great time with wonderful friends. Those are good memories. :-)

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    1. oh hobo - gluttons isn't even the word - more like masochists - bahahahah! these memories are going to make for great story-telling for the next 20 years. we'll be boring people's kids with these stories for at least another 50 years - bahahahahaha! xoxo

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  4. Did you kiss any fish? Maybe that's what did it.

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    1. sorry buddy. no fish-kissing. i think i am going to have to rent the hall for a fish-kissing exercise and take pics for you! not a prob buddy! xoxoxox

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  5. amazing that such an isolated place has such a social life. But maybe all small "tribes" are like that. I've been watching the Animal Planet show about people who live on Great Slave Lake, and it seems like although they live fairly independent lives they are always going to parties or throwing parties.

    I wonder if Canadians are descended from Hobbits, since Hobbits always had parties, too.

    You two are getting a big old for heavy boozing, aren't you kymber? The hangovers are so much worse and take so much longer to go away!

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    1. Harry - there are like 60 people in our 2 villages and that's counting the underaged kids! we don't have a lot of people but we do have community spirit. i've seen it all over little canadian villages - we're a party kind of people. who knows - maybe you're right that we descended from hobbits!!!

      and yes we are getting too old - but heck - while we still can - we have to enjoy it! and deal with the hurt afterwards! sending love buddy! xoxo

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  6. Hey kymber,

    You need my secret safety method for not getting totally hammered, when I have a partaken of a goodly amount of beer and or rum and port I just quietly fall asleep wherever I happen to be sitting! Mind you if outdoors especially when camping it is a bit disconcerting waking up by a deserted campfire that has burned down to just embers!

    Sunstroke on a pleasant 29 C day??!! you have such mild weather up there!

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    1. Sgt - thanks for sharing your secret method...do you want me to delete your comment so that no one else learns of your great method? bahahahahah!

      and OMG - we can get sunstroke on a 20C day up here...we're all wimps and are way too used to our snowsuits! xox

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  7. Sweet Kymber,

    Sometimes you just need to have all kinds of fun and forget about everything else. Good to hear you had fun two weekends in a row with friends. A dip in cool water will help liven you up :-)
    Sending hugs and love to you both,
    Sandy

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    1. Sweet Sandy - we had a really good time both weekends and so did our friends and i think everyone needed it! we've been having many dips for the past week and it sure has helped! sending you much love, as always! xoxoxo

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  8. I love your sense of adventure and party ability! However it is strange how we are less able to party like its 1999! I love your cure with your water and super snacks!

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    1. oh Fiona - we used to be able to party like it's 1999 but not anymore!!! that reference was funny! but i think we are hitting the point of going to parties and leaving at 10:30 - bahahahahah! those snacks and the river water saved us for sure!!! we had a great day at the river! xoxox

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  9. Sounds like 'Work hard, play hard' to me x

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    1. Kirsty - i think you got it! everyone here works hard and then during the summer we play hard! but heck - it's actually hard to keep up with these people - bahahahah! xox

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  10. And I'm the poor sod that has to work until 4.30am dj-ing while all the party animals get more and more drunk whilst I'm sober! :D Then you all flake out and I'm left to take down all my gear and drive home! :D

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    1. listen you - when are you going to come for a visit and dj at one of our parties? but i must say that me and jam and a few others always help the dj with his equipment. most of the time the dj doesn't want the help because he doesn't want a bunch of drunk rednecks handling his expensive equipment...but we always insist - bahahahha! sending much love Joe! xox

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  11. kids these days i tell yea, a bunch of crazies.....

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  12. Everything ok up there? It's not like you to go five days without a post?

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