There no pick-me-up quite like a three-day weekend, and this Memorial Day was no exception. Vivian and I started the weekend off with nothing on our calendar, but it got filled up pretty quickly. On Friday, we had our usual visit to the Eagle's Lodge for dancing followed by a long overdue run to Village Inn for an after midnight breakfast afterward. Saturday was Jessica Ritchie's birthday, so we'd had a birthday jam for her on Friday night.
On Saturday, Vivian and I were invited over to Jessica's house to have dinner with her folks and a couple of her friends. She's apparently a big fan of chili, so we all got to stuff ourselves and play some Fluxx before heading out again. (Don't let the picture on the left above fool you -- the wine glass was only filled with water).
For the last month, Crossroads Mall has been hosting live bands and ballroom dancing in its food court on Saturday evening, so Vivian and I decided to drop by and check it out. The crowd seemed to be made up mostly of seniors, but our friends Dan and Margaret were there to walk Vivian and me through a few basic steps of a waltz and fox trot. We were still pretty stuffed from Chili, but that didn't keep us from doing a triple-time shim sham toward the end of the night.
On Sunday night, we headed up to Blair to have a cookout with our friend Dennis and Kara. We got to meet Kara's parents, and then we all got to have a healthy sampling of wine while teasing Brandy and Millie as they ambled about among all the guests.
On a personal note, my family's experience a serious tragedy over the last couple of weeks, and I've considered posting something about it here, but the details are still under investigation. Please just keep the Gibbs family in Colorado in your prayers in the meantime.