Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Entering Spinsterhood

My Dearest Corwynne,
I was pleased to hear from you so soon after the party. You are not wrong about the Old Maid festivities. Although parts of it were rushed due to your unrelenting work schedule, the time that you did have was put to the best possible use.

Thursday’s Great Big Sea concert was quite possibly the best concert I have ever been to, and we definitely had the best seats I have ever had. I ordered the cable that I need to transfer the pictures from my phone to the computer, once it arrives I will post them off to you. There is also the possibility that I will post the video as well, if I can figure out the intricacies of the palantir box.

It would have been wonderful if Deana could have made it, but she deserved her rest. I would have loved to spend more time with Kathryn and Andrew, but I now understand the difficulties of working around babysitters and I was glad to see them. Your brothers were quite a treat. I have always enjoyed Sam, and this has not changed….even after the "spilling" out of my car. Your other brother Chris, was less known to me, and I didn’t know what to expect of him. Even with his overly excited clapping which ended in my being knock over, I find that I still have not met a member of your family that I do not enjoy greatly.

Friday was a gorgeous day. Sam and Chris left shortly after feeding the boys pudding and we went off to Bethal Park in search of party attire. It was extremely lucky to find matching outfits for them. There was a bit of an argument with Leggs about it though. We walked into the store and Leggs saw that they had tuxes and I swear he swooned!

"The sons must have these. They must show their regard for Corwynne by the manner of their dress."

I tried to get him to understand that it was a matter of cost. In the end I just left him to drool over the tuxes so I could find something more suitable.

With that done we headed to the zoo, or the kazoo as Logan calls it. The sons enjoyed all the animals immensely and as always, the playground was a big hit. Leggs was predictable distracted by the trees that surrounded the animal enclosures and we didn’t see him again until the kazoo closed. Finally, with the boys in bed and you returned home from the day with the blue hairs, it was time for the party favor prep. It turned out to be pretty fun….filling sachets, sticking stickers on candle holders and watching chain reaction…good times.

At the risk of being even more long winded than normal, I will continue with my impressions of the party proper while it is still fresh in my mind.

To begin with, your dress was faboooo! Your hair and makeup added to your ability to belie your true age….you looked 20 tops. And even in this reality you rated a ballroom, junior ballroom, but still, and it was lovely. I very much enjoyed watching the present table get more and more full as the guests arrived. Kathryn did a wonderful job arranging the music, with just the right amount of Great Big Sea…in other words…lots.

Dinner was very good and the toasts were very funny and touching. As was the empty seat for the old maids of the past. That seat even got it’s own piece of cake! Between dinner and cake, Deana and I developed a bit of a bond.

I am glad that in the end you decided to open the gifts during the party. It seemed to amuse everyone and I was dying to see all your loot. I am sure that some of the loot, especially the flat screen TV will go a long way to lessen the King’s grumpiness.

Gifts followed by more drinking and dancing always make a good time. I enjoyed watching the dancing very much, but fretted for your well being during the polka with Chris….it looked to be a bit too taxing after such a long and full day…but you rose to the challenge. Brennan, Arwen, Logan and Mai running around and dancing was a great sight. They had such a good time. Then to the after party.

What a lovely laid back gathering…until your crazy upstairs neighbor started with the bowling ball juggling practice….I still think it was being done to distract us from the sound of the chainsaw he was using to cut up the dead body, but since I haven’t seen him wearing the rubber suit I can’t be 100% sure.

I can’t remember a more enjoyable party. I had a wonderful time, as did the sons. Thank you so much for including us.

Your affectionate friend (who is now alone in her 30’s),

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