Saturday, December 01, 2012

373MSS Whoville Party

Michael reminded me, as he left for the chapel early this morning, we had a party tonight. I asked what the dress would be. He wasn't sure. He thought I could get away with business casual or holiday casual. He would wear a suit. 

I posted on FB to see if any of my friends were in the 373rd to confirm the dress for the evening. In a funny "brain fog" moment....I thought LOIS P who DID respond with a theme was LOIS D from a previous assignment. I read "Support Squadron - The theme is Grinch who stole Christmas" and thought, "Thanks, LOIS, this is not helpful!" It would have been very helpful if I'd read the name correctly. ::snort:: 

Michael got home in time to shower and dress before we headed to the party.  He decided to check the dress for the night as I will still debating casual - semi-formal..."Um, De'Etta? Neither. You need to dress like a Who from Whoville." WHAT....30 min to figure out what THAT meant and find a costume for this event. I seriously considered sending him alone. I knew the chaplain could get away with being over dressed but I "couldn't go in business casual" if everyone else were going to be in Whoville attire. {It turns out the dress was Whoville, UGLY SWEATER or business casual" but I didn't know all my options.}  I will question Michael about this a bit more. ::snort:: 

In any event, FB friends informed me what to find for a costume. I told Arielle to take her footie PJ's off.  She complied....she couldn't believe it when we came down to leave. I was thankful I'd lost enough weight to wear her pj's; she is not so sure she likes sharing clothes. ::snort:: 

Meanwhile, Michael said he was looking for the gaudiest thing in his closet to wear. Um? ::snort:: I supplied him with an elf hat from my PCOC bag. 

I began to worry "someone" was playing a joke on me, we'd show up and everyone would be in holiday casual or formal.....this was an unfounded fear. There was a variety of dress. This was the most comfortable I've been at any Squadron function in 17 1/2 years. LOL 

There were some very creative games, great buffet, raffle prizes and I hear the cheese cake was tasty.  I think the highlight of my night was Chief Laurent calling me a goofball...the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time. I released my inner Vanguard (my high school). 

A new item on my Christmas bucket list - WATCH THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS - you never know when it may be useful to have done so!

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

Did; sounds like tons of fun. By the way....... you look beautiful. love/prayers - mom t.

Anonymous said...

Such awesome hair!!! What a FUN party!! Surely it was the most comfortable party because you were in your (ahem, Arielle's!) pjs!!

:) Kristine