Christmas Eve- having our casual get together anytime after 8 feel free to come by! Merry Christmas.
Since I love me some Loopy Lu, I was trying to restructure our already busy day so we could fit in this new invitation. So here was the plan: Lounge around in PJ's all day; requisite nap around noon; shower; do hair and makeup; rearrange fabulous family dinner to 5:30pm; open up one gift per family member, which is our annual Christmas Eve tradition; go to my friend rockin' Robin's house for some kick ass wine; then cap off the night at Loopy Lu's. Yes it seemed busy, but Uncle Jeffy and I decided, even though we are old as dirt, we ain't dead yet. So, bring on the challenge!!! It was Christmas Eve for Gawd's sake.
Everything went along swimmingly and according to plan. We got home from rockin' Robin's house about 9pm, grabbed our bottle of champagne to take to Loopy Lu's as a hostess gift, and started the long, treacherous walk all the way across the street to her house. We could smell the delicious aroma of food in the crisp, cool air as soon as we left our humble abode. Another 10 steps and we were ringin' the doorbell. Her daughter and another lady answered the door and looked quite surprised to see us. I looked to the right, and to MY surprise, there were like 20 people sittin' around the gorgeous dining room table havin' an obvious fancy schmancy dinner. Loopy Lu gets up from her seat and says to me and Uncle Jeffy, "Did we say Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve"? HOLY CRAP!!!!!!
Uh, obviously, we were there at the wrong place and time 'cause this was no casual get together, but rather a formal dinner PAR-TAY, in which we were not on the invite list. Honestly, if the floor could have opened, I would have gladly slipped on through. Ever so gracious, Loopy Lu asked if we had eaten, but even rednecks know their place, and our place was not at this swanky event, but rather to take our sorry asses outta there ASAP.
We laughed all the way home, and made fun of our faux pas sayin' at least we didn't get kicked out of the joint like those White House party crashers. We held our heads up high and walked out on our own thank you very much!!! Poor Loopy Lu was so embarrassed when she checked her text messages and realized her mistake. Apparently I was the only person who received a text that invited me on Christmas Eve, instead of New Year's Eve. I'm so very special. Hey, I did at least leave the hostess gift so now they have a bottle of bubbly to ring in the New Year. It was the neighborly thang to do.
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