All last week I looked forward to Friday night because Cagey was hosting a Bridesmaids viewing party. I ordered a batch of white cupcakes with white buttercream frosting and dug my yellowed wedding dress out of the closet to be part of the decor.
I'll bet you can tell which dress is mine! In my defense, it is from 1965.
Other women brought their wedding photos and other memorabilia. It was fun to reminisce about our weddings. Mine was almost 17 years ago, but I've never gotten around to having the dress cleaned and packaged. Maybe I'll get on that before our 20th anniversary.
My friend Allison is there on the right, wearing a maternity bridesmaid dress. Classic.
Some even ventured to wear their wedding shoes, which is something I could not do because I disposed of those uncomfortable suckers at the first possible opportunity after I was finished wearing them.
There was a great turnout and lots of delicious snacks and drinks.
I'd never seen the movie, so I got the chance to enjoy it for the first time with a raucous group of women.
I stayed out way past my bedtime that night, so obviously a good time was had by all. The next day I did a bunch of volunteer work with cats and got the first coat of paint on the walls of my bedroom, which is going to look fantastic when it's done.
I was going to finish painting on Sunday, but then...something happened. It turned out that the the party's Bridesmaids theme had one more twist, specifically related to the notorious scene in the dress shop. Yes, several of us who had attended the party came down with same intestinal virus on Sunday morning.
It didn't take long to figure out the connection, thanks to misery-laden Facebook posts and tweets. It was pretty much a 24-hour thing, but that certainly isn't a 24-hour period I want to revisit anytime soon (or ever).
Fortunately I didn't ruin any couture, but I did throw up in my front yard while I was walking Toby. I hope none of my neighbors saw me, but the odds are not in my favor considering that it was a beautiful day outside.
The one-day gap between the party and the illness served to keep the fun memories intact, even though it is obvious in retrospect that we had a Patient Zero situation going on at the time. I highly recommend seeing the movie if you haven't. I liked it in every respect and it got extra points from me for featuring Chris O'Dowd.
I'm back to feeling fine now and although I'm a little behind on my painting, I think I can get it finished up on Tuesday night and start moving the furniture back in as soon as the trim dries.
How was your weekend?
Not to be a downer, but my doctor once told me that there is no such thing as a 24-hour virus, they take longer to run thru your system than that (both to catch and to get rid of) -- that what most people call a 24-hour virus is actually caused by mild food poisoning. So, it may be more prudent to narrow down what food could have been the culprit. Sorry.
Posted by: East Coast Girl | October 25, 2011 at 10:57 AM