February 22, 2009

Still Partyin'

Miss Party Pants is still a' partyin, so she had to call in the Voice of Responsibility to guest blog for her.........friends don't let friends go unblogged, I guess. I momentarily seized up about what I should write, but then I started thinking about the motley crew that assembled this weekend, and I couldn't resist writing.

I keep thinking about a schmarmy Hallmark card I saw once about "Friends Who Decorate Your Life", and Stacey's friends, if they were Christmas trees, wouldn't be the perfectly-placed, uniform-themed Macy's sort of Christmas tree. They'd be one of those really-real kind of trees that lights up with the ornaments of a life well-lived: childhood, boutique, and homemade ornaments, somehow perfectly hanging together on one tree

This weekend's cast of characters included a pastor's wife and a biker chick, a Kansas farm girl and an urban socialite, a factory worker and a homeschooling classicist (and other assorted gems). I've never felt more comfortable in my whole life, yet I'd just met most of these women. What was it that made it work, while so many gatherings, even among friends, aren't nearly as easy? In a word: authenticity. Everyone there was just who she was - no pretense, no layers of "stuff" that keep people from seeing each other's souls. And isn't this just who Stacey is? My mother was apparently right..........birds of a feather DO flock together, it seems.

All right, already..........this is why I can't blog............I'm waaayyyy too philosophical. And I don't know how to wrap up a blog post, either! Stacey, it was a great time; I'm happy to be on your crazy tree of friends! Now get back home, Miss Party Pants!

The Voice of Responsibility


Flea said...

I think you did a perfectly fine job. Sounds like a great weekend!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

No wonder I like SS so darn much. She is authentic...
I couldn't have said it better myself. Oh I wish I was hangin' out with Miss Party Pants.


Big Shooter said...

Thanks for the guest post Ms. responsible - I want all ya'all to know that our guest blogger left the party walking a straight line and with all her undergarments on. Wish I could say that for S.S. All I want to know is how did her Big Girl Panties get on the roof?? And how the heck am I going to get them down??

Big Shooter

P.S. No animals were harmed in the throwing of her party, at least not to the point where they won't recover.

6HappyHearts said...

Great post! Miss Party Pants is blessed by awesome friends & family!!
You know it's a party when there are panties on the roof in the morning LOL!!; )