Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Fish Out of Water!

Yes, that would be yours truly!

You see, my dear friend Angie had a small fundraiser last night and I was invited.

OK cool!

I am all up for supporting my wonderful friend as they start the process to bring home their 3rd son in less than a year!


Go check it out - The Rylands Family

Anyway, I am pumped and then I find out that it is a Jewelery Show at Angie's house.


I am not really a jewelery person but hey, I get to hang with my best bud Angie, meet a wonderful adoptive family that I had only known online, eat some goodies and have some of Tom's coffee.

I can handle this, right?


So, to back up just a bit, the day had begun with the girls' graduation!!!

They looked so pretty and did so well that when they asked if they could come home with me early, I caved said, yes, of course you can,


Mommie has to work when we get home so you will have to be quiet and entertain yourselves until I am done, OK???

Followed by a chorus of sweet "OK Momma" and away we went.

Little did I know that "quiet" would immediately get thrown out the window and "entertain yourselves" would mean having 2 neighborhood friends over, a trip to the corner gas station because apparently their graduation money was burning a hole in their pockets and a screaming game of chase around my kitchen table (aka my desk) - picture the unwitting babysitter as the little troublemakers children, gleefully danced around their captive.

Yep, that was where I was headed.

This summer should be fun - yeah!

So, when Em brought out the Shrinky Dinks, I thought, great this will keep them entertained and QUIET!

So they made Shrinky Dinks with only minimal help from me!

Em even made me a pair of Shrinky Dink earrings that she insisted I put on right then and there.

Do ya see where this is going yet???

Fast forward to my dear friend, Angie's jewelery party

I was running late and didn't even change my clothes as I had actually worn a skirt that morning for graduation instead of my usual "whatever is clean and most comfortable" outfit.

Yep, I was rushing out the door and as soon as I got to Angie's house, I saw all the beautiful jewelery that was displayed.  I mean I know I am just not a big jewelery person but these pieces were shiny and pretty and so out of my league but I am socializing and having a good time, when all of a sudden y'all, I realized that I had come to this really beautiful jewelery party with my dazzling Shrinky Dink earrings still dangling from my ears! 


I am hopeless!

I did get to visit with some forgiving sweet friends, learn that I have a Bohemian style, eat some yummy treats and have some of Tom's good coffee and this morning when I told Em that I had worn her earrings to the fancy dancy jewelery show, well the look on her face was all I needed to restore this momma's pride:)


  1. As one who's worn macaroni necklaces to church, I think those earrings are smokin'!!! :)

  2. The girls look so beautiful! That story made me laugh out loud - and reminded me of this piece:

  3. Love this post Annie..even though I heard the story yesterday, I got another good laugh reading it:-)

  4. Ha ha ha! I bet your earrings were the prettiest in the room!

  5. It was the highlight of the evening. I can't tell you how nice it is to have such a good friend like you! Have I ever told you how much I DISLIKE pretentious people? Only a person as pretty and sweet as you could pull off Shrinky dink earrings! Angie

  6. Thanks everyone!!! LOL! Angie, you are too sweet!!!