Hi guys! I am super sleepy and had a fun night out on the town, so I’m going to make this more photo and less type. All in all, I ate too much, but as always, couldda been a lot worse 😉
Upon our arrival in Hillsborough, I made a plate of apples + carrots for my sister and Matt. She said her stomach needed fuel and I said she needed fresh produce 🙂 I had a few slices of each.
Larbs hosted a party tonight for her high school friends – check out her party dress!
I started the party with a New Castle, an old favorite <3
I also snuck into the fridge to make a small open-faced hummus + tomato + jalapeno sandwich for dinner to go with the party foods – cheese straws, mini hot dogs, cheese.
My friend from high school Matt Compton came over to play and the husband’s friend from his high school years Malcolm came to play with him, so we were in good company!
Mom’s punch! And my small cup (with sherbert!)
I also had a few sips of various people’s beers like the home-brewed Squirr-ale! Probably the equiv. of another 1/3 of a beer – I was feeling them!
So I switched to Diet Tonic + Cherries –
Mom made this fabulous Trifle! It was soaked in all kinds of yummy liquors with fruit and whipped cream –
I started with a little –
And ended with a lot more! But I only had about 1/3 of this, as I shared it with Matt Compton –
After dessert we all walked down to the Wooden Nickel – Hillsborough trademark English pub. But first we stopped in to see my friend Kirst, who works next door! She served in the Peace Corps in Niger for 2 years and is back in the States 🙂
Once at the Nickel, I knew I’d had a few sips too many drinks so I passed on a pint. Call me a wimp, but I just don’t want to feel bad tomorrow. The Nickel is like 5 years of high school reunions all rolled into one little room. I saw a few people I hadn’t seen in 8 years since graduation! The night before all major holidays you are sure to find some folks you know. The only drawback: there’s no non-smoking laws in NC so I smell pretty bad (my lungs included 👿 )
Matt Comp and I chatted for a long time. He’s a big politics executive in DC!
I finally got a big glass of H2O
We walked back home (about 4-5 blocks) and the midnight munchies set in –
I had 4 cheese and crackers. I was actually hungry though! But I had to leave the room or I would have consumed way more snacks than necessary.
And that’s the end of that chapter.
At 12:02 am, I can say: Happy Christmas Eve!!!