Saturday, August 06, 2011

A fun night out ...

First, let me preface this with saying you haven't heard much from me lately because I'm stuck in what I am calling side effect hell. It's like the medicine reached it's tipping point and more side effects have been showing up in the last week. But we'll get through and I don't want this post to be about that. Luckily I have something a little more fun to talk about.

My mom's neighborhood is pretty tight-knit. It's pretty amazing actually. If I could, I'd move into her neighborhood it's that wonderful. Many of the women meet at least monthly, and it seems like most of them do things together much more often than that - working out together, vacationing together, etc. I have great neighbors for sure, but we aren't half as close as the neighbor's where my mom lives.

Anyway, one night every month, many of them get together to play Bunco. It's a pretty easy game to play, doesn't really require much skill - you only need to know how to roll a dice. To me, the game is really an excuse to get together, chat, eat good food, and have a good time. Not a bad way to spend one evening a month at all!

This month they invited me, along with my mom to come and join them. They all know the situation. In fact many of them have sent me cards, small gifts, and brought dinners or gift cards to us. They circle around their own and simply by being my mom's daughter, I am considered one of their own.

Anyway, Thursday night I headed on out and had a great time. It was so nice to get out and have a good time. Many laughs were had. I even won a few games. I admit Thursday I was feeling so exhausted I almost backed out of going, but I'm so glad I didn't. I had such a great time.

As a bonus, this Thursday they played for me. You have to pay a bit of money to join. Usually there are winners at the end of the night and the money is passed out t them, and also a bit goes to the hostess. This month, they played for me. At the end of the night I was gifted the money with strict orders to do something fun for myself. Very generous of them all.

It was definitely a great night out. And much more fun than just sitting around at home in my pj's ;-)


  1. Very awesome of all of them! And I'm SO glad you got to get out and have a night where the only focus was having a good time. Good for you! I'm glad you didn't back out.

    Talk to you soon- big hugs!

  2. So glad you went out, and enjoyed the outing! That was so sweet of them - I hope you'll treat yourself with the gift. :)

  3. Home in PJs has its charms, but in your case out & about sounds much better. Please let us know what you do for yourself with the money...& spend it all on YOU.

  4. Anonymous8:40 PM

    You know, when I most feel like backing out of an outing, is the time I end up having the most fun. So glad you went, Brandie! And definitely get yourself something nice that provides either joy or comfort, or both. Hang in there and know you are in all of our thoughts. xo Chris, San Diego

  5. That brought a tear to my eye... I love the generosity of people. I am SO GLAD you went out! Bunco is like the modern day bridge, isn't it? Just women doing what we need to do: talk and love and laugh and help.


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