One day, long, long ago, I was a Brownie. Probably the most unlikely candidate ever to step foot in a Girl Scout meeting. I don’t camp, I’m not keen on the great outdoors, I look ghastly in brown and orange, I despise decor made out of yard and popsicle sticks and, while I count down the days to EAT those darned cookies each year, I hated selling them. I really only remember two things from my Brownie days. One is touring the Wayne Gordon house, birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, which is fitting considering my fancy for lovely interiors. The other, randomly, is the Make New Friends song. Specifically, this first verse:
Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver, the other is gold.
The song was dancing around in my head yesterday as I spent my morning catching up with ZTA sorority sisters that I first met 16 years ago, some that I talk to daily, and some that I haven’t seen in 12 years. The ladies caught up over mimosas while the kids shoveled in as many powdered donuts and mini croissants as humanly possible.
And here are about half of the kids between us! So that I could somewhat enjoy myself, I opted to bring only one child (back row striped shirt.) It was a tough decision. Do I go for good behavior (Cookie) and impress these old friends with my fantastic parenting skills? Or do I go for self-sufficience (John) where I can promptly deposit him at the front door and then hunt him down three hours later? I opted for the latter. And he actually wasn’t too terribly behaved after all :-)
After a great morning with these “old” friends, Ward and I spent the night out with some of our “newer” friends. Once our neighbors, we didn’t realize how fortunate we were to see them every day. Meet the Wilsons, two of our dearest, sweetest, most fun, life-long type of friends.
Having loads of reasons to catch up with so many of our friends is just one of the gazillion things I adore about the holidays!!!
Scout was busy busy this week and the kids continue to loooove his sweet little treats. Reindeer Cookies Scout stayed up late and pre-baked the cookie faces so that he could leave all the decorating fun and none of the waiting to bake work for the littles. What a kind and thoughtful elf! Here’s what… Read More
I am that mom. The mom who is SO proud of her child that her heart becomes SO full that the only way to keep it from bursting is to let the pressure out in the form of tears. I am the mom, the only mom I saw, that cried at the class Christmas performance. I watched my big, 5… Read More
I made this festive and yummy holiday cocktail last weekend, compliments of Southern Living. The recipe called for vodka, but when I was mixing it up on Sunday I realized I was out. Hmmm…I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember finishing it off!?!? Amaretto made a delicious substitution – so good that I… Read More
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Now, where did we leave off?? When I committed (to myself) to come up with a special treat from our elf Scout each day, perhaps I didn’t totally think that through. I often find myself getting out of my warm bed waaay too late at night to search my pantry and craft supplies to come… Read More
I wish we could do what they do in Katroo. They sure know how to say “Happy Birthday to You! Solid party hats from Party City. I cut out letters/numbers from fabric remnants and glued on ribbon trim from extras I had around. Favor books and cotton candy lollipops Pennant banner Your Big Birthday Party… Read More