Howl

After Ellie’s birthday party I fought race traffic going home, freshened up, brushed off all the hay, fought more race traffic, and finally made it uptown to dinner with the girls. I’m writing this on my iPhone so I don’t know how to link to anything from here, be patient with me.
We met up at Rock Bottom for a yummy dinner. Susan, Shannon HG, Jenny, & Sarah- who had flown in from AZ for the weekend. After dinner and a fabulous Caribbean margarita we piled in my car & went to Howl at the Moon. Howl is a dueling piano bar. I’d never been to one before. SO fun! We got there early & scored a great table. People write requests for songs & send them up to the pianists with $$. Then we all sing along. Let me tell you, I’m not a bar girl. I can not tolerate cigarrette smoke. I don’t like yelling at people when trying to make conversation. But this place? This place I love! It didn’t get too smoky. It’s loud, but fun loud. The musicians are really, really talented & funny. I can’t wait to go back! By the time I got home I’d lost my voice from all the yelling & singing & laughing. So worth it. We had the best time & it was so great to spend time with my girls!

Cowgirl up

Saturday I went to Ellie’s birthday party. Ellie lives next door to me & turned 7. She asked me if I’d paint faces at her party. Absolutely! The party was held at a local horse stables. There were pony rides & a maze & after cake we went on a hayride. My first ever. They aren’t kidding about the hay. You sit on it in a big wooden crate thing pulled by a tractor. It was all fun & games until we got stuck going up a hill & all the daddies had to push us the rest of the way up the hill. Good thing we were packing muscle.
The kids were all adorable. One boy asked for a giant eye ball on his cheek. Another asked for a 3 leaf clover & a leprechaun. I obliged the wee lad. I told one girl she was my last customer when the party was over. She eyed me and said “Where do YOU have to go?”. Indeed.