A Night at the Oscars…

…was the theme for the Hospital Gala last night. They had a red carpet with “paparazzi” taking pictures. The decorations were movie posters, cardboard life-size cut outs of movie stars, little plastic Oscar trophies and even a star walkway with the health care nominees. All of the tables had filmstrip wrapped around the centerpieces. The nominees were for Best Doctor, Best Nurse, Best Department, etc. After eating dinner and announcing the winners there was a live auction with one of those men who does auctions for a living…you know speaking extremely fast with a huge southern draw. They auctioned off a dinner with our State’s Senator, night at local bed and breakfast and some jewelry…all the proceeds benefit the hospital. Last of all, they had a live band. How do you like this for the band’s name: The Mid-Life Crisis Band. They did a good job, just not my type of music to dance to. Bummer on that end! Overall it was an enjoyable evening. I was especially glad no one else wore the same dress I did. 🙂

My kids enjoyed teasing their dad endlessly last night. My youngest asked, “Dad, why are you wearing a BOW!?” This was their first time to see their dad in a tuxedo. I thought he looked handsome and debonair. The kids just laughed at him continuously. I am sure they will be recalling this memory later on saying, “Dad, remember that time you wore a bow tie?” laughing hysterically. My oldest took our picture. Thank you for babysitting last night, Daughter 🙂
Gotta love the movies,


It’s Saturday and we are preparing to drive to Tulsa. We are meeting with the Kitchen Designer to get the final renderings for the kitchen. I can’t wait to see them. We are taking the whole family…this means Nintendo DS‘ for the kids while at the designers and movies for the road. Otherwise we begin to hear the “I’m bored” wining. Boy do our kids have it way better than I did when I was their age. My husband and I tell our kids how we just had the scenery to look at, only our parents music to listen to (no ipods), no cell phones to text our friends and definitely no TV’s watch movies on. They don’t care. They really have no reason to complain, or any reason to be bored.

Tonight we have an unusual event happening for hubby and I. We are going to a “Gala.” It is a fundraiser held by the hospital. I think we have only gone to one of these in the past since he has been out of residency. In order for my 5 year old to understand and not get upset that we are going on another date; (which is very unusual for us to go on too many dates) I told her we were going to a “Ball.” She was instantly excited for us thinking of all the Disney movies she has watched. We ordered a tuxedo for him and I was given permission (ha ha) to buy a new formal dress. I don’t think I have seen my husband wear a Tux since we were married! I’m looking forward to dressing up and more importantly DANCING! Oh how I miss going to dances. This will be such a treat to get out and do something different than our normal everyday casual routine.

I am hoping this finds everyone doing well and finding things in their life to be grateful for and enjoying being alive. Spent already too much time writing…need to finish getting ready.