I went to my sisters this past weekend to attend her Church's Ladies Retreat.
I drove down on Friday morning--(with a stop in Kingston to pick up some Corriedale wool from this lovely vendor).
We had a couple of hours before the event started--so we went shopping. We sprayed perfume on ourselves, I bought an awesome Green jacket that actually fits across the shoulders (glee!) and I fell in love with the Christmas Tree Store once again. (Hello: Spring Shrubs for $3.99??)
We had a great time Friday night at the retreat--and the pranking started right away.
(Our entire suite--2 rooms--were Saran Wrapped, all the towels and toilet paper taken)
We had a Bridal Shower for one of the girls the first night, complete with some fake gifts...and decorations.
and a special guest (one of the College guys dressed up as "Patricia")
I had some tricks of my own (courtesy of my girls from my Church)--however we may have crossed a line or 2 during the weekend.
We stayed up waayyyy too late but had a lot of fun.
There are more photos out there (mine are posted here because Facebook will not let me upload pictures for some reason)
Saturday afternoon I found my most sought item: A duvet cover for our bed. I have been searching for years for one that is not $200, or so thin that the dog would scratch through it.
It is a nice dark brown, sturdy and I paid $10 for it, not the $150 that was suggested.
We had a lovely dinner Saturday night with my sisters BIL who is leaving for Iraq soon and will be gone for 9months.
It's been a while since the family has seen him--and I haven't seen him since my sisters wedding 9 years ago.
We stayed up way too late again looking at old yearbook photos and trying to find old friends on Facebook.
After a great sub for lunch and some crazy pictures
with my nephew (we are pretending to slip on the wet floor--note the cool new Green Jacket!),
I had a much needed nap and drove home.
Hubby had taken the cord out of the car, so I couldn't attach my Mp3 player for podcast listening-so it was all radio all night.
I heard some great documentaries about Bob Dylan and The Beatles.
I didn't get nearly any knitting done this weekend but since that time have finished one sleeve on my February Lady Sweater. I only have about 25 pattern repeats for the second sleeve and then I'm done....