Bug,  na blow me,  party party,  Tis the Season

Day Eighteen: Party Report Part 1

fancy party shoes

So I went to the swankiest party in Orange County and what did I do? I took pictures for you. It was dark and nobody really minded. And it was better than checking my cell phone every other minute to see if my parents had called to report that Baby Bug was in the emergency room because she cried so hard missing me her eyeballs fell out. I did check my phone five times. That’s not too bad for a mom who is attached to her daughter at the hip.

secret agent party pooper

Apparently Baby Bug woke up at midnight crying for me but my mom put her in bed with her and she went right back to sleep. She only cried for ten minutes, my mom said. Which almost made me fall over with a heart attack! Ten minutes! She cried for ten minutes! My poor baby! Then I remembered that ten minutes is really not that long in the scheme of things. Babies sometimes cry for hours so I put myself back together and was just thankful that my mom sings like I do and Baby Bug probably felt right at home.

goofing off in the bathroom

The important thing is we really had fun. You’d never know it by the pictures I took of myself in the bathroom (because I am a Dork with a capital “D”) but we shut the party down. We talked and talked and talked to the most interesting people. People we haven’t seen in years. I drank champagne and TWO martinis with fancy flowers and lychee juice in them. I kinda wish I would have eaten the flowers so I could report to you what they tasted like. That would have been interesting. The lychee juice was yummy though, in a flowery sort of way.

I'm the dork taking pictures of herself

We came home at some unreasonable morning hour (like 2 am), rescued Baby Bug from Grandma’s arms and crashed. Of course Baby Bug woke me up at five this morning so I’ve been a bit of a zombie all day. You wouldn’t even be reading this if I hadn’t have made an agreement with my trusty nine-year-old niece to wake me up after I put Baby Bug down.

Yes, I’m out in the sticks again for YET another party! What can I say? Tis the season. I’ll try to catch you up with the full party report tomorrow when I’m more rested. But now I’m going to go apologize to my Dad and my nine-year-old niece because I growled at them.



  • sizzle

    her eyeballs fell out- heehee, you are funny.

    great pics- esp. love the one in the green bathroom.

    i’m glad you and baby bug survived the night apart. it’s no easy feat i hear!

  • familymclean

    ooo, I want to see the side view of those shoes! Glad you both survived!
    10 mins would have felt like forever to me too, but you are right about it not being long in the grand scheme of life. I just need to remember that!

  • lynne

    Well done you for managing to have a good time and not worry yourself into knots about Baby Bug. Grandma’s and grandpa’s are the best. I think it does a lady good to kick loose once in a while, dress up, drink fancy cocktails and feel fabulous.

  • Michelle

    Is that Toby’s sweater you’re wearing? My mom would sometimes put my dad’s sport coat on at parties if she “caught a chill” :o) Glad you had such a fun time…it’s fun to get out! Everything worked out great with BB too which is awesome! Enjoy your slumber…..

  • jessicab

    So happy you got a night out. Just a few weeks ago my SIL watched my two while I went to a craft show with my MIL. I felt silly at how excited I was. I knew the kids were having a blast and so was I.

  • JennB

    Looks like you had a great time… I feel the same way. We live out in the sticks and don’t have a regular babysitter…. and with the holidays coming up, and grown-up parties to attend, it’s going to be interesting getting someone that P likes. But you did well!

  • Christina (in Mo)

    I’m not normally a shoe person. Two pair is good. One is trainers one is flats, you know for church.
    However, this nablohojo thing your doing.. well. Those shoes on your toes in the first picture. I love those. I would buy them from you if I thought we had the same size foot. Which I can assure you we do not, because.. I have the biggest foot a person who does not play for the nba should ever have. I just think those shoes make your cute toes look very dainty. I would love to have dainty feet.
    Bet they have a cute heel too.
    anyway.. hope you’ve recovered from your party and are enjoying yourself in the sticks..
    ( I used to be the gentle hugger christina.. I’m still a gentle hugger.. its just that now I live in MO. hee hee)

  • BeachMama

    I love that you had the nerve to take photos at a swanky party. I would probably chicken out. And it is so awesome that you guys went out. I am sure, now that you have done it, you will do it again, and again and again.