May 30, 2005

Lemon Bars, Sidebars and Torture

The barbecue/pool party was a success, largely in part to my hard-working husband who cleaned house and prepared succulent chicken breasts and thighs on his new stainless steel grill
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Since it was overcast and the temps were in the 70s (100 degrees last weekend...if you don't like Texas weather just wait a few days) the hot tub was much more popular than the actual pool (however, it is a known fact that if you turn it up hot enough people will venture into the main pool, lest they become human stew.)

By the end of the evening we were all in the hot tub except my parents who liken putting on bathing suits to some unspeakable torture. (Come on! If I can walk around in a swimsuit ANYONE can.)

Sidebar: My Mom is one of those women who get their hair done once a week at the beauty salon so pool-splashed hair is out of the question. Soooooooo when conditions ARE right for her to get in the pool (perfect temperature, barometric pressure, wind velocity, the moon is in the second house and Jupiter aligns with Mars and it's an hour after she's eaten) she wears a shower hat. Not a swim cap...that would smash her up do! You gotta see this! I'll take a pic next time Jupiter aligns with Mars.

Anyway, it was a fun party. I'm posting a pic of my husband diving into the pool. I've titled it: Torso Man...


Dorothy said... are living my dream life! You lucky thing you with the pool and the cool grill! Your mom is a hoot...should give you much fodder if you ever consider writing hen lit. I can see her now with that shower cap

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thanks, Dorothy...We couldn't afford the pool till we got the kids off the payroll...(and the grill was a birthday present from my hubby's mom.)

I have used my Mom in my novels proving once again that truth is more hilarious than

Robin said...

Now that is a funny visual! Please do take a picture next time the conditions are right and your mom wears her shower cap into the pool! :)

Karyn Lyndon said...

What's even funnier is she has a best friend (Jane and Jim are to my parents--Betty and Fred--just like Lucy and Ricky are to Fred and Ethel.) Anyway, last 4th of July they were BOTH in the pool with their shower hats on. I've kicked myself ever since for not realizing what a Kodak moment that was...

Duke_of_Earle said...

You did it. You got me to laughing, giggling, whatever; right here in my office at work. I just read your "Did somebody say 'propagating?'"
I'm still laughing. Great comment!

Karyn Lyndon said...

Well, John, you know I do have a reputation to uphold.

Bill said...

Glad you had a great party.. the pool is cool... I'm jealous!

and, since I can't comment on the next post for some reason... your Mom *is* right!!

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