15 May 2006

Mama, Elvis, and unexpected sunshine

Wasn’t it a great spring weekend? The weather was better than expected, and everyone everywhere seemed to be in a great mood.

We celebrated Mother’s Day on Friday night since Mama and Lauren were headed to Italy the next day. It was one of our best family get-togethers in a while. Paige and Richard have the perfect house for casual entertaining, and they’re great hosts. They set up the patio with bistro tables, beautifully decorated with springtime plates and fresh tulips. We had barbecue, my first corn on the cob of the season, Buck’s homemade sangria — yum! Paige tuned her satellite radio to the 1960s station, and they played three hours of great music — I even got Matthew to dance with me for part of a song. Maybe it was the flowing sangria and lemonade with citron vodka, but everyone had a good time.

Karen and I saw Elvis Costello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Fox Theater on Saturday night. Review to come later this evening — but I will tell you it was a great concert. Elvis never lets me down. After the show, I got to do one of my favorite springtime-in-Atlanta things: drive from one end of Peachtree to the other, with my sunroof open and the music blasting. And got home in time to catch the late-night showing of “Bridget Jones’s Diary”!

I spent the rest of the weekend on my deck — reading, relaxing, ruminating about different things going on. Hope your weekend was as good as mine!

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At 5/15/2006 07:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So ... what did you do on Sunday?

At 5/15/2006 09:56:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

A lady never tells all her secrets!

At 5/17/2006 09:15:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Hey, sorry to be so behind on keeping up with your blog, but it sure sounds like you are feeling well! so glad!
I love that Ptree drive too, need to get down there and do that, I haven't made it in YEARS....also glad Mother's Day was good for all the gals in your family


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