Busy weekend for this old lady starting this Friday. I invited my daughter to a Spa afternoon. We are getting facials and she is getting a European massage and I am getting my hair low-lighted and then cut. It is a fancy spa place, and daughter selected it, because I would not know a good spa from a health juice bar. Then we are heading to a nearby fancy restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. It is a difficult place to get reservations, according to daughter, but I did not have difficulty. Of course our reservations are at 5:45 which is not exactly prime time so that we can get home to assist hubby with the children. I will be spending a lot of money, but it is my daughter's birthday and she is worth a fortune to me and I cannot take it with me anyway. I will take photos to post, not to brag, but for my own memories if you do not want to see.
The next day we are decorating daughter's house for a movie-themed bridal shower for my son's future wife. This is a big expense as well and I need to help with a check. (I am absolutely apoplectic at how much money this generation spends on bridal showers and bachelorette parties to say nothing of weddings and honeymoons.)
After the shower I will be spending the night at daughter's house and then heading out to a "mom's brunch" a short drive away as I join my future daughter-in-law and her mother and grandmother at an informal gathering.
This long weekend my life is like a movie, I know. Such a social life does not happen often to me, but I have no regrets that I am surrounded by such special people