Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JammiesFest Day One: Thursday, July 17th

Mallie and Jay arrived in the wee hours Thursday morning, and insisted on giving me my birthday presents right away. After the presentness and much petting of spoiled puppehs, they set up their air mattress and went to sleep.

Said spoiled puppehs woke me at six, so I let them out and fed them, then snagged a book and a cup of coffee and retired to the breezeway, where I remained until Jay was up and around. Jay had some coffee and then set out on one of his power walks. Mallie & I went to my favorite nursery, which was having an end-of-season sale. I got three butterfly bushes, two tricolor sweet potato vines and two lavender petunias, and Mallie got two Munstead lavender, two ruffled double petunias bicolored in red & white and two dark purple violas.

After showers, we blitzed through two office supply stores, Mallie & I drooling and Jay shopping quite seriously for something-or-other. We then had Thai food for lunch and headed off to the West Point Market. We got booze, snacks, chocolate and lots and lots of cheese.

When we got home, I took a short nap, then headed out to get Rob at the bus station. When we got back to the house, Jay was cooking thick-cut peppered bacon and slicing tomatoes for BLTs. I sliced the dill bread, washed & dried the lettuce and then went to sit and chat with Rob & Mallie while Jay cooked. As we were sitting there, I heard Jay say, "Dogs don't eat tomatoes." I grinned and asked "Which one ya got there?"

It was, of course, Bigfoot, who demonstrated that some dogs do eat tomatoes by snarfing down a slice of the big tomatoes Jay & Mallie had brought and then following up with two of the grape tomatoes I had for the green bean salad. The BLTs were splendid, even if Jay's world view was a little shocked. ;)

After a little bit of yakking, we all had an early bedtime. Three of us were short on sleep and one had spent nine hours on a bus, so we were pretty ready to chill out. Jay & Mallie moved their air mattress into the living room so Rob could have the guest bed, and after a final let out of the dogs, everyone could sleep in peace.

It's hard for me to explain how truly wonderful it is for me to go to sleep knowing that some of my favorite people in the whole world are under the same roof. I slept very well, and Friday was even better than Thursday...

10 comments:

Jane E. Jones said...

That sounds like such a nice time. I look forward to reading about Friday!
Hello, my name is Jane and I'm a Jamaholic. ;)

Romantic Heretic said...

Jammies loves me this I know,
Cuz her blog tells me so.

;)

Thanks again for everythin, Jammies. :D

Mike from Eerie who works in an office supply store w/out drooling women said...

Women drool in office supply stores?

Why don't I ever meet any of these women?

Jay said...

Yeah, Mike, they drool in the office supply stores.. but not over hard-worked (albiet old) muscle... it's a sad, sad world!

mike from eerie who doesnt get drooled over said...

jay it is a truly sad world....

i did have a customer tell me i was charming once...

why did it have to be a man?

Jane E. Jones said...

You guys are funny. And yes, we drool over office supplies;) As for drooling over the MEN in the office supplies stores, well, that just depends :)

mike from eerie aka mr september said...

Ahem. You don't know what you are missing, ma'am. Someone should get wise and release a calendar of office supply store hunks....

Jane E. Jones said...

Maybe you should start one.
I'm sure the ladies would buy up those calendars in mere moments ;)

Jammies said...

Hi Jane, and welcome to my teeny little corner of the interwebbinetz. Your name is similar to someone's--do I know you? :)

Rob, if you need my blog to tell you that, you're worse off than I thought. :P

Jay, I saved my drooling over you for Friday & Saturday nights. ;)

Mike, I'd drool over you if Ohio had any Office Depot stores left.

Jane E. Jones said...

Hi Jammies, and thanks for the welcome! No, I don't think we know each other. Jane Jones is my pen name. ;)