Wednesday, January 2, 2008

More fun in the Metroplex

I’m in Mansfield, Texas….laying on Pam's floor, laughing at her while she is laughing at your blogs. We’re both logged into our computers, trading addresses of our favorite blogs, so, if you have a new commenter show up named MammaO, you’ll know from whence she came.

And the men in our lives? Are in the living room, playing Wii, having the time of their lives. They are funny. A Wii is absolute proof that you really never have to grow up.

It’s been a great vacation - we saw lots of friends, and made some new ones. MLH and I did our requisite Neiman-Marcus shopping – and before you think we be’s some high-rollin’ folks, we go there for one thing, every 4-5 years. Curious? Wondering what would make us pass through those gold-plated doors in our t-shirts and tennis shoes to hobnob with the ultra-rich? The super-elite? The uber-bourgeoisie?

Only one thing…a humble place setting.

We collect…single place settings. One of everything in the collection, from the charger plate all the way to the cup and saucer. And we did find a cool place setting to add to our collection, and some really rocking goblets (we bought 4 of those)! (Someday, I’ll take pix and show you – as for now, everything breakable is gently stored in bubble wrap outside in the trusty ol’ just crossed 90K miles Yukon XL.) We actually collected another place setting, of some cool Pfaltzgraff pottery, while we were in Terrell, Texas, on Friday. So, we’re two up for this year!

Tomorrow, Pam and I are heading to Hillsboro to meet one of her friends and maybe hit the outlet mall. It’s been great to just hang out and not have to worry (too much) about work. We needed a break.

Oh, yeah…. Lone Chatelaine – Girlfriend, Pam and I went shopping today for your “regionally appropriate” gift! I think you’ll love it…but there’s only one way to know, and that’s for you to send me your address so I can ship it to you!! Hint: it is fragile, so it needs to come to a safe stopping point somewhere!

Happy trails until we meet again!


thisisme said...

It sounds like you are having a great time with your friends, and the retail therapy has just been a bonus.

Keep enjoying yourself and the break.

Rach said...

I have a wii too. Really comical to watch people playing them!

Lone Chatelaine said...

Omg :)

I didn't know you were like going shopping! I thought it would be a picture e-mailed or something. You really got me a pressie???!

Shit, I didn't know it was like something REAL!

Thank you!! *is beaming* :)

Terri aka Pepsi's MOM said...

Retail therapy-gotta LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DogBlogger said...

Janie, you've been tagged over at my place!

Janie said...

Thisisme - we are having a great time.

Rach - I even succumbed to the great Wii...we played until like 2:30am.

Chatelaine - you just wait, prizes rrrrrrrrrrrock!

Terri - come go with us, girlfriend!

Dogblogger - I'll come see!

Gwynne said...

Sound mui exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of your single place settings...what a great way to enjoy the variety out there without having to change complete sets. I'll bet your dinner parties are beautifully eclectic. I love that! Happy New Year!

Janie said...

Gwynne - the place settings just rock. Since we've been in constant remodel since we've been at this house, no dinner parties yet - but MLH is gourmet cook, so it will be happening soon! Come on out!!