Now, the normal thing to do would be to start shopping for a dress, right? Well, i think it's well known that I am not normal, and i like to make my life complicated. What isn't well known is that i HATE clothes shopping probably more than anything else in the world. I swear to you, if you gave me a $1000 gift certificate to any mall, i'd give it away, or trade it in for just about ANYTHING else in the world! Sooooooo, the obvious thing to do was to make my dress. I know, that makes absolutely no sense to 95% of the people in the world. But i know that 5% is out there, and they'd have done the same thing :)
The dress turned out just fine--not amazing, but not terrible, either. Most importantly was knowing that i'd made it. And that i didn't have to spend even one minute in one of those awful stores that make me want to vomit :)
Jewelry courtesy of Amber's jewelry stash--Holy Moly that girl's got an amazing collection!!!
There were 10 seats total at our table, and Reid's company couldn't find enough people to use all the tickets, so we got to invite two couples--and we all had a great time! During the cocktail hour they had a bunch of Poker and Black Jack tables set up--and all the $$ when to charity. I'm not a gambler, but it was so fun playing for charity--and it didn't matter how bad you were! Then we had dinner--which was delish.
And THEN we did us some serious dancing. Reid and I were the first ones to hit the dance floor--which is nothing new for me, but for Reid, that was HUGE! It just about knocked me on my back when he aske dme dance as soon as they opened up the floor--he's so good to me. He hates to dance, but knows how much i love it--and i LOVED it! He, of course, bowed out at soon as the music picked up...but not me. No, no, my friends, i was all OVER that dance floor! Seriously, how old is too old to be that girl on the dance floor? i'm pretty sure that i'm well past that age...nonetheless, there was NO STOPPING ME! It helped that one of the other girls from our group, Lora, had had just enough wine and she was right out there with me. And Susan joined us a bit, too. It was awesome. I felt like i was back in my Club Omni days (liz and belinda - you know what i'm talkin' about!!) The singer from the band (who was fantastic!) came off the stage a couple times to dance with us, and the dancers on the stage invited us up there to dance! I should have, but didn't...would have made for some awesome pictures...
The heels only lasted about 2 songs, and then i kicked off my sunday shoes
Eamonn, Laura, Susan, Chris, me, Reid