It Was Ladies Night

Blog: And just where have you been, young lady?

Me: Um, err… I was out.

Blog: out? OUT!? Where exactly is OUT?

Me: Well, let me start at the beginning.

A long, long time ago, on a Sassy Saturday afternoon…

I ate a salad.

Saturday Salad

A salad filled with red leaf lettuce, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers and green peppers. It was a lovely salad indeed.

After lunch I packed my bags for an old fashioned, get out your dancing shoes, life before kids, girls night out and sleepover to boot.

Bags Packed

What, you don’t take breakfast cookie ingredients with you to a sleepover? Breakfast rookie.

Waiting for my (big) girls to come pick me up, I had a little snack. This was a snack with a purpose, you see. This snack was meant to serve as a REMINDER that I did NOT want to wake up with a tongue feeling like the outside of a kiwi tomorrow morning.


Yes, Blog, last night was Ladies Night you see. Oy what a night. Oh yes, I shirked my parental responsibilities in lieu of a good cause: Food, friends, fun and freedom.

One of my oldest and best girlfriend’s is in town for about a week. My former high school clique turned fellow 30 year old’s circled round to paint the town red. Or whatever it is you kids are calling it these days.

First up, girlfriends Missy, Sharon and yours truly headed out to dinner at a happening little bistro while we waited for gal pal #4 to get out of work.

This would be an attempt to look sassy, wind blown and sexy.

Sexy and Windblown

Meh. Two outta three ain’t bad.

The scene.


The menu.

Pinball Whiz Tangled

The beverage.

Don't Mind if I Do!

Oooo don’t mind if I do…

The food.

I let this Pinball Panini bounce all around between my teeth.

Pinball Panini

I was more than happy to get all tied up in my Tangled Up and Bleu Salad.

I'm Tangled

After dinner and tons catching up and girl talk, we blew that pop stand and moved on to meet up with Tara.

But first, an emergency stop for caffeine and a little something sweet.

Emergency Starbucks

Yes, that’s right. Starbucks. A pecan toffee bar and a little insurance policy to insure I wouldn’t fall asleep in my chardonnay.

Coffee with a time check to make sure I wasn’t dreaming because I was definitely feeling sleepy as well as feeling like a I needed a little pinch that I was out with my gals on a Saturday night!

The Time

Three hip chicks, hanging out like this is standard operating procedure and pretending our sweatpants never see a Saturday night.

Three Happening Chicks

With our coffee buzz well underway, we headed downtown to meet up with Tara and make our move for some more “we do this all the time” action.

The scene.


The company.

Hi Girls

The beverages.


Wait, how many of us are there again? Head Count! 1, 2, 3, 4… Drink Count! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…


That might explain why the scene started to look a little like this. I think it’s time we move on.

Time to Go

Hmmm, spelling the name of the bar with our arms?


Yeah. Definitely time to move on. And just about time to remember back to that fuzzy kiwi snack this afternoon too.

We danced, laughed, talked and walked our way through a club and back to Tara’s house to do what any group of fun loving girls would do at this hour of the night. Err… hour of the morning.

Another Clock

A late night lesson on how to make a breakfast cookie, as requested.

Time for Breakfast Cookies

Operation Avoid Fuzzy Tongue was a rousing success this morning, as were our breakfast cookies.

Breakfast Cookies

The chatting continued this morning and we enjoyed a late morning walk together to the local co-op to refill my stash of Larabars and nut butters before the journey home. A girl’s gotta have priorities.

Home again and caught up on the events of the 18 hours I was able to escape, I’ve already managed to consume my weight in vegetables.

Given all the clocks I studied yesterday, you think I might have made at least once glance at a calendar?

Holiday Tea

I needed a cup of tea to weave my tale. You just can’t wrong with a box you dig out of the cupboard that has Gingerbread Men on it. August Schmaugust.

So you see Blog, that’s where I’ve been…


27 Responses

  1. How nice that you all got together again, just like the old sleep over days of high school. In fact you all look like you’re (almost) still in high school.

  2. lovin the girl getaway night!

    a momma’s gotta enjoy herself right? πŸ™‚

    enjoy your sunday girl!

  3. It looks like you had a fantastic saturday night! enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Good for you for getting out and getting crazzzy!!! Well, okay, maybe not crazy…but hey, your venture out is more than I can say for myself this weekend!!! That starbucks pecan bar looks sooooo good.

  5. Sounds like lots of fun! Glad a fuzzy tongue was avoided… πŸ˜‰

    Enjoy what’s left of your Sunday! πŸ™‚

  6. Too fun! I love that you got a girls night out. And white wine to boot? Ain’t bad. Ain’t bad a’tall.

  7. Ha! I love the spelling of the bar name! Girls Night Outs are always the best, aren’t they? Especially with a high school crew from wayyyy back.

    And yes, download the Miley song. But do not judge me once you hear it. It’s awful(ly) catchy and will be stuck in your head for days! Ten bucks says the girls will love it too.

  8. hooray for ladddies night! great girl-to-drink ratio id you ask me. i hope you dont get in too much trouble with the blog…

  9. How fun! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€

    LOVE that you took your breakfast cookie ingredients for show and tell–and that you taught the other kids how to make ’em!

    You’re so fun, you!


  10. you have no idea how much it made my day to know that you also went to a gay bar. best friends forever.

  11. Sounds like an awesome night! Glad you had fun!

  12. Looks like you had sooooo much fun with the ladies! I’m jealous πŸ˜‰

  13. What a fun weekend weekend!!! Looks like a blast! So cool you showed everyone the breakfast cookie. I love it πŸ™‚


  14. Sounds like an awesome night. Girl time is soo important! Hope the blog didn’t miss you too bad :p

  15. Hey! I had Ladie’s Night last night too! (only five hours but some mama-time is mama-time right? :-)) I have a couple of pics I am going to post tomorrow.

    It looks like you had a great time – thanks for sharing it!

  16. what a fun time!
    Me n the Hubs haven’t even had a night out in ages!
    good for you!

  17. I haven’t had a night with the girls away from my daughter in…ever! Ya, I’m one of those. It’s been 17 months and I still can’t leave her overnight. Soon, though! Soon, I will bring sexy back and spend a night out with the ladies!

  18. What a perfect weekend!! Hanging out with girl friends is such a necessity in life. πŸ˜€

    And good job on the success of the breakfast cookies/no kiwi tongue!! πŸ˜€

  19. *tapping foot, glaring and my watch*
    I was worried SICK YOUNG LADY!!!

    LOL!! Looks like you guys had an AWESOME TIME! I love that you gave a breakfast cookie lesson!

    “The best part of waking up, is *cookie in your fridge*…”

    Do you remember that Folgers commercial??? πŸ˜€


  20. I’m drooling over your golden harvest Correlle patterns (the cookie looks delish too). I started collecting that pattern but only have cups and saucers at the moment. Where did you acquire you plates?

  21. oops…i mean golden butterfly pattern.

  22. That was SUCH a fun night, i totally wanna play again. And thanks again for a cookie breakfast, it was great!!!
    PS love the photos, but where or where is the photo of the nice chair!!!! LOL

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