Seriously, my weekend was kind of surreal. I kept looking at people (and their babies) and thinking--but you're from the internet!
Anyway, the point is that Pjs @ TJ's was pretty much exactly what I needed and totally wonderful. There were moments of awkward because I'm loud & say inappropriate things and sometimes I hug people who aren't huggers, but those moments were VERY FEW, thankfully. Mostly, it was just a totally relaxed weekend--for us. TJ had a lot more stress, because getting on & off the base was a little confusing, but everyone there was totally willing to do whatever was needed to make things happen as painlessly as possible.
There was lots of food and drinks and we all just sort of camped out in TJ's living room and talked about stuff. I know that doesn't sound like whoo-hoo big time party fun, but it really was! There were bad in-law stories and many babies to be passed around and chocolate and popcorn. Movies that you could watch & glance at twice and still know exactly what was going on because you'd seen it like a million times were played in the background. There just aren't enough words for how great that feels--to feel all comfortable and relaxed with people whom you've really just met for the first time hours ago.
Anyway, now I shall resort to showing you pictures!
|It's pink! It's a shotglass! It's from Alaska!|
|The view from the pool Saturday evening. You can't see, but there are 4 bunnies frolicking on the lawn|
|Sunset on the way to base. With palm trees!|
|This is Temerity Jane's baby.|
|This is PJs @ TJ's, complete with streamers, matching plates & napkins, and a BED! In the LIVING ROOM!|
|This is my manicure|
The point is, I thought it was going to be cool. I expected to be awkward and nervous and clumsy. It was way cooler than I thought, mostly because of all the cool people I got to talk to. My only regret is that I talked too much & didn't listen to more stories. Oh, and that it seems impossible for me to get a manicure without the tech cutting my cuticles until they bleed. Other than that, I had an excellent time. I'm seriously considering doing one of these myself. Jeans at Bean's y'all!