Mom turned 75 on Friday. This meant all sorts of family time all weekend! Even S1 flew in from out of state for the festivities! We took her out to dinner at the fanciest place in town on Friday night. Had to be the fanciest. By big town standards, it was probably a normal, even cheap evening. Here? Not so much. But it was fun! We did opt out, however, from heading next door to the dive bar and do shots. Mom was tipsy enough from the wine! I'll hopefully get some of the pictures off of BIL3's camera soon...
Saturday was watching the nephew play football (freshman team), and then watching college football and grilling for the rest of the day/night. N2's boyfriend plays for Montana State, so there was some pretty heated debate about MSU and UofM. Can't wait for November!
I had something happen Friday night. One of those "OMG, now what do I do?" moments. After dinner, I drove my parents home, and met up with the younger folks for an after dinner beer. And in front of my other sisters, my BIL, one of my nieces and my nephew, and pretty much the rest of the Brewhouse, she drops the bombshell--"Oh, by the way, I found your blog!" Fortunately, no one else seemed terribly interested, and I steered the conversation to Facebook or something.
I'm not sure what I think about it. It's not like I write anything terribly secretive, or anything that would really embarrass me. And the family dynamic is so positive that I can't even think of a time where I've written anything I wouldn't want anyone to read. But still...is this going to affect the way I blog? I'm not sure. Some of you would immediate go into panic mode. Many already have. I just don't see the need. Do I prefer that she hadn't found it? Of course. Am I going to switch things up so she can't find me anymore? Not hardly. Would I have preferred not knowing that she knew? Not sure.
I did ask how long she's known. "Oh, a few months", she said. Lovely. She's seen my bare ass floating around at Tony's pool party.
I hope you've all donated to see the boobies over at Boobie-Thon this weekend! Many of your favorite HNTers are over there (numerous times over, even!). It continues through Thursday, so be sure to stop by soon!
Speaking of football--two of my three teams won. I'm not so sure that my HS team's going to recover. Their cockiness from their previous year's success is going to be their downfall. Oh, well. As for the NFL, I was in a suicide league. Until this afternoon. The damned Bengals screwed me. On the positive side, I don't have to worry about picking winners for the rest of the season!
The Bears/Giants game really sucked. Bad enough for me to find my next new favorite show! I don't know the exact name, but it's three of the "Ice Road Truckers" running off to India for the summer to run trucks up the Himalayas to a dam project. Driving on mountain "highways" that are located on cliffs with 2,000' vertical drops with no shoulders, wide enough (maybe) for two trucks/busses with maybe 6 inches to spare. According to the teaser, only one of the truckers lasts through to the final load!
Not only did October sneak up on me a bit this year, but the best event of October happens (no, not Halloween)! Scary movies! Monster movies! Monster movie marathons! Woohoo!