Sunday, May 2, 2010

Really too old to party like we do!

On Friday, I worked for an hour and a half, then headed back towards my old hometown to see my favorite hairdresser in the world. I've kinda been a redhead for awhile...I LOVE red hair...but decided to go back to what is closer to my natural coffee color. I do have some red in my hair, naturally. I also at this point in my life have some silver in my hair naturally, which I despise. Doug didn't know I was going to go get my hair done, so I surprised with new do
I have had some kind of allergy/cold something and woke on Friday at 5 a.m. because I couldn't breath. I didn't feel too great all day Friday, but on Friday night, some professors from the university that teach classes like the history of rock and roll were performing at a local establishment. Doug and I went and it was one of the best shows we've seen in a very long time. The first set was The Dark Side of the Moon. The second set was a mixture of good ol' oldies...Dylan, the Beatles and they brought the house down in the end with "We Don't Get Fooled Again!" This overweight, older lady was literally jumping and singing. My son had taken a class last semester with one of the profs and I tried to get my son to join us, but in the end, it was probably good that he didn't, because I probably would have just embarrassed him. It was a lot of fun. Doug and I stayed until they closed and I got to bed at 3:30 a.m. Ugh.
my friend Jennifer (Jenny Sue) and me at the show one of the guys in the band took this and put it on facebook
that is me in the pink, waving, and Doug to the left of me
two old farts, front and center, lost in a sea of college students
Doug's birthday was at midnight, so Jennifer and I made a big deal of yelling Happy Birthday. The next morning, I took Doug to the Runcible Spoon, for breakfast. Doug's friends Dan and Haley joined us to share a pitcher of mimosas. taken from the nearby parking garage
Runcible Spoon
Doug, contemplating life at 55 my beautiful and delicious yogurt, granola and fruit bowl mocha latte on a rainy Saturday morning...yum!
Doug's breakfast, 2 eggs over easy, toast and home fries
Doug, about to blow. His friend Dan to his right.

Doug's friends, Dan and Haley, joined us for mimosas. Doug and Dan have been friends since they were freshmen in college. That is a lot of years. They have a lot of stories.
After we ate, Doug and I drove the car to the top of the parking garage to look out over the city. It was very overcast and stormy.
I like this pic of Doug at the top
with the storm brewing in the background.

After breakfast, we went home and both of us napped for about three hours. Then, Doug's youngest son wanted us to go to a comedy show with him for his Dad's birthday. Doug and I went with his son and his son's girlfriend to Bear's for dinner and show. On Saturday night, we only stayed up until 1 a.m. We really are too old to party like we do!
Doug (hiding the glare of his forehead) and his youngest son.
All of the men in Doug's family have beautiful eyes.


Anonymous said...

I had a beautiful time with you. I should have stayed, but I had had it! :) I'm so glad you guys kept our great spots!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Dang, you folks pack a lot of fun into a short time!
Love your new do! Very spiffy and rejuvenating!
You've inspired me to do something to myself. Your jean jacket is exactly something that I would wear. Party on til ya' die kids!

Lisa said...

I love your life!! Wow - GORGEOUS hair. I've had a color similar to that before but can't seem to find it again.

I'm so jealous - the Bird & Bears - yay!! That seems like an amazing concert at the Bird and I must admit...I admire you for staying up front and center. I think the last time we went we were in the middle of the crowd and after 2+ drinks spilled on me...I'd had enough. :)

Angela said...

I love your new hair do! I need to start doing something with mine. I've got lots of grey coming in and it is making me look old.....

You sure do have an interesting life! Breakfast looked yummy!

Hope you get some sleep tonight!

Joan said...

Love the new do! Your weekend wore "me" out. I can imagine how you must feel. =)

i'm no miss said...

Hi! Found you through Cheryl's Deckside Thoughts ;)

I'm also looking forward to an new hairdo for myself as soon as payday arrives!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I LOVE your new do!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Hello - I'm a bit late on commenting - but better than then never - right?

I like you new doo - I like the color on you too - what a beautiful smile you have as well - you and Doug are such a happy couple.

Happy Birthday Doug.

I don't know if I could stay up that late any more or not!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi. It's always nice to meet a new blog friend. You and your husband remind me so much of Dave and I. We have three college aged (oh my gosh, how fast they grow)kids, but we still like to have a good time together and do fun things with the kids and friends. Believe me every once in awhile we realize how old we are getting when we eat too late . . are stomachs can't do it anymore. Love the coffee color of your hair, looks like you two had a great weekend. Come back and visit soon! Sandy :O)

Roxanne said...

Howdy Cheryl! It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm so happy you entered the Mother's Day giveaway....I can tell you have enjoyied the journey of motherhood!Congrats to the grad! What an acomplishment! Though your nest will be a little emptier, I pray it will bring you joy to watch your son soar confidently with his own steady wins.
I still remember, as our nest began to empty, my husband began to tell me,"You know Roxanne, the best is yet to come." I just now teared up, realizing that in spite of my disbelief, he was right! I've grown a lot in the past few years...I've never been happier. You said it best Cheryl, it is a delicious time of life!
Please come back and visit often. ( i hope you win!)

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