Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monthly Birthday Party - February

We started off this year with a monthly birthday party.  Easy way to celebrate everyone's birthdays and cuts down on mixed events on the same day.   Yesterday was also the "Clasico" soccer game between the two Monterrey rival teams; Rayados and Tigres.  We don't have carne asada, instead everyone brings a covered dish or beverages, plates, silverware, etc.

It was a lot of fun.  We watched the game which was a disappointment 0-0 (empatado).  The women worked frantically to get the tortillas going, heating up the food and serving the masses.  There were about 50 of us crammed into a front porch, a house of about 700 sq ft and overflowing into the street.  The little kids were playing soccer in the street so that freed up space.

This month Juan has his birthday, Wednesday the 23rd.  Don't know what is up yet for that day, I'm lousy at buying gifts (never can understand the purpose) but a nice dinner will probably be in order.  Help me Croft and Norma!!!

The only thing I don't like about these parties is the karaoke machine.   Everyone seems to have fun with it but it is so loud.  You would think after 26 years I would be used to loud noise.  Not!  The big disadvantage is that it takes away from conversation.   I didn't even know they were setting it up and we were in the middle of some good conversation when all of a sudden the noise began.  I guess I'm a real Debbie Downer, but most people can't sing anyway so it is almost embarrassing.

This week we start the remodel on the spare bedroom and hope it gets finished by Friday.  The rv needs a good bath, dinner on Wednesday and getting ready for a weekend outing.

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