Sunday, August 17, 2008

What's going on in my life right now?

Ole and I had such a good time last night. Bob & Carol's son and daughter-in-law had a belated housewarming party - you know - the barbecue and fire in the firepit kind of party. It was an absolutely perfect evening for it, too. Just a slight breeze, cooler temperatures than we have been having and a most beautiful sunset.

Lovely Daughter was there also, but Lars wasn't able to make it. He did a ride-along with the local police force last night. Apparently nothing exciting happened; nothing more than someone running a red light. But I'm sure it was an interesting experience and I'm anxious to talk to him about it.

Son and daughter-in-law are such a nice young couple. They're both in their mid 20s and have worked hard to be able to afford this new house. It's nothing extravagant, nor is it large, but very comfortable and nicely decorated. Bob & Carol and Ole & I were the "old timers" there. Otherwise it was attended by many of their co-workers and friends, all younger people in their 20s and 30s. But we didn't feel out of place at all as you could sometimes, when you're tossed into the midst of folks in that age group. Ole has a tendency to attract young people like a magnet - I think because of all his "extra-curricular interests." You know - like building and driving fast cars, riding motorcycles, etc. Not necessarily things that "old duffers" do, but things that interest young guys.

These guys were a hoot to talk to. They had obviously made a visit to the local Watering Hole before coming to the party, and were somewhat primed, if you know what I mean. Just a bit on the giggly side. They all played on the same softball team and had a tournament scheduled at 9 o'clock this morning. I'm sure glad I'm not in their shoes today - but then I guess at that age you recover more quickly than us old farts. Anyway, they had a designated driver (smart on their part), a young lady who decided to leave before they were ready to go. This kind of left them in a lurch, so Lovely Daughter and May, another older friend of Bob & Carol's gave the guys a ride home later in the evening. Lovely Daughter said it was quite interesting listening to all these young guys giggling in the back seat like a bunch of teenage girls.

Speaking of houses, Lovely Daughter and Lars have their eye on an old victorian in our little town. It needs a lot of TLC, but we're all so excited about the possibility of them getting into it. It's a beautiful old house, built in 1909, with all the wide oak woodwork, hardwood floors, gingerbread trim, 9 foot ceilings, and an attic that you could hold a dance in. I used to babysit the three boys that grew up in that house when I was a teenager. Things have changed slightly in it since that time, but nothing so drastic that it can't be restored back to the way it should be. Hopefully Lovely Daughter and Lars will hear something by next week - we're all waiting on pins and needles.

Lovely Daughter's wedding announcement was in today's paper. That made me actually realize how short the time is before the big day - and all the things that still need doing. She's having all fall colors for her wedding - with a fall leaves theme. It should be beautiful. The table arrangements for the reception are all done, but this afternoon we're scheduled to finish up the bridal bouquet, corsages and pew bows with the help of May, who used to own a flower shop and is quite the designer. I've ordered all the table linens - in gold - which should make quite an impact with all the flowers in orange, brown, burgundy, etc. Burgundy candles and napkins folded and fluffed out in each champagne glass, and little white lights hung to shine through behind all the table skirts. Don't worry - there will be pictures posted.

Well, on that note I've probably bored you long enough with this diatribe. It's time to get busy anway - or then maybe I'll go take a nap. Happy Sunday everyone.

Love Lena


WisconsinJulie said...

I'm intrigued by your blog! We have a small Inn in Bayfield Wisconsin called Ole and Lena's Place. We'd sure love to have you visit!
Julie Hosszu

Meggie Lou said...

OOOO! I love your wedding theme idea of fall leaves. Whatever inspired you? Great idea. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Yvonne said...

The color scheme sounds absolutely gorgeous! I bet everyone's getting excited, even if there is still so much to do.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Lovely Daughter. I hope she gets the house of her dreams. It is so much fun fixing things up.