Plus, I just HAD to soak my pudgy aching footsies...at 2AM.
I think I may make my next "40-year quest" to soak my feet in as many tubs as possible.
Biggest surprise: A bracelet from Tiffany's. (Even though I said no gifts! I was floored.)
Funniest moment: My mom tucking 2 quarters into her brassiere at the dinner table, for "slots" even though they no longer take coins.
Ocean's 11 moment: They wouldn't let me bring the balloons onto the casino floor.
Win/Win: I only almost teared up twice. But no tears were spilled! Mostly because we were all laughing too much for me to feel even a serious moment of sadness. Yay! Mission accomplished.
Friends moment: HS friends met after-HS friends...and the worlds did not explode! Yay! I'm not George Costanza after all. I am sure you are all much relieved!
Family: Special superduper thanks to my sisters for putting on their "gambling faces" and playing along with me even though they don't gamble. We had some great moments of laughter.
Overall, I felt very blessed and warm, surrounded by love that has spanned 40 -freaking- years.
How lucky am I?! Priceless.