I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this whole “housewife” style of living at first. (I know I’m not a wife, but “housegirlfriend” just sounds too lame.) It’s really starting to grow on me though. I get to stay up late, sleep in, bake all day, hang out with friends, and drink at my discretion…and my discretion only.
This weekend was the ultimate since the boys took off for an away game, and left the wives and girlfriends to fend for ourselves. So we did what we girls do best: food and booze. I mean gossip and games. I mean baby showers and charity work. I mean all of the above. Hey, when the cat’s away, the mice will play!
Saturday afternoon, we all headed to one of the ladies’ baby shower. We spent all afternoon eating goodies (cookie dough and gummy bears) and talking about things like diaper rash. All of the little ones were abuzz too… playing trains, jumping on the couch, and tickling each other. Have I mentioned that babies/kids are big with the Black Wings? Out of about twenty women there, I was one of three without a) a child or b) a bump. Okay, I had a bump too. But it was from the cookie dough, not a baby.
On Sunday, we went to another one of the women’s places to decorate Christmas ornaments. They weren’t just any ornaments, though. The decorations we made will be part of the prizes at the Black Wings Ladies’ raffle this year. Prizes! My handiwork (which is realllllly not too handy) will be given as part of a raffle prize. HAHA! I pity the fool that wins the one I cooked up. But it is all for a great cause… All of the proceeds from this year’s charity will benefit the „Familienerholungsaufenthalt“ project, which helps families that have children who are battling cancer. If you have a chance, check out our group on Facebook: Black Wings Ladies Charity. Here you can see what we’ve been up to and the events that are coming up next. And for those of you who can’t make it to the events, you can donate to the cause, if you so choose.
Okay, enough with the charity plug. Back to my weekend.
Sunday night after craft time was over, we ordered pizza, popped a few bottles of wine, and did some serious phrase-catching. We had a great time. So great, that the next day nobody woke up until 12:30. Mike and I went out to lunch with one of his teammates, and the three of us headed to the Christmas market afterward to meet up with more friends. Glühwein, beer, and crepes, and then we went to the bar. Rough life! Not a whole lot went on yesterday, but we are starting to prepare for the holidays. We put together a make-shift guest room and rearranged furniture in another room. We’ve progressively been putting up Christmas decorations, and I am testing out new recipes too. Biscotti and a Linzer Torte are next…wish me luck.
Tonight we have German class. It’s only our second meeting, and I can already tell how awful and hilarious it is going to be. Last week, the teacher handed out a skill test to see what kind of morons she was working with, and let’s just say it didn’t go over too well. There were 15 of us and the highest score was a 33 out of 50. 66%. D+, if you will.
Anywho, I’ve gotta run. I have some housewifery to attend to and a language to learn. Adios people, happy Wednesday!