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A Night Out

Last night, the husband and I took the mama to the annual Filipino-American Community of San Benito Christmas Ball. It was her night to dress up, eat Filipino party food, and make merry.  She even got up and danced twice. The husband describes her dancing as walking to the dance floor, moving to the music a few seconds, and walking back to her chair. We could tell she enjoyed herself, and that's what it was all about.

The husband and I got up on the dance floor a few times. We needed to work off the overflowing plate of delicious pancit, lumpia, lechon, pinakbet, dinuguan, and other yummy food. It was probably a sight for the young ones, as well as the older crowd, to see two old fuddies twisting, bopping, and twirling. I'm not kidding when I say we danced with gleefully random abandon to the beat. Thankfully, we still can.

Okay, I admit I wore both my ankle braces. Thankfully, again, I had bought a pair of twinkly Converses on sale a few days ago. They're pretty nifty don't you think? That's them in the photo, with my old lady's purse that I got for free at a rummage sale. Yep, I'm starting to look like one of those old eccentric ladies. I love it!

It was a fun, enjoyable night for us three—the mama, the husband, and me.  Yes, indeed!

So, what's the Christmas song for today? "Silver Bells," dear readers, as performed by Twisted Sister. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds like it was a great night out!

  2. I still prefer to dance barefoot, when I can. But twinkly converse are still better than *shudder* high heels.

  3. the season to cheer is here!!


  4. I love the phrase .... gleefully random abandon. Perfect imagery. The food sounds great even if I don't know what it is. A wonderful night out.

  5. Absolutely nothing wrong with eccentric :)

    Sounds like a good time! The Captain and I love to party with my mom, her boyfriend and their friends. The Sons of Italy is the party scene in her group and it is a blast!! They know how to have a good time . . .

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Happy holidays to you and your family . . . Gina

  6. JJ, it definitely was. It could've been boring if we hadn't decided to just enjoy the moment.

    Alice, barefoot dancing is the best. I noticed a couple of gals brought second shoes for the night. They started on heels. One graduated to flats and the other to sneakers. LOL.

    widdershins, so true! :-)

    magiceye, whoo-hoo!

    Manzi, you probably would've liked the pinakbet. It's a vegetable stew made of eggplant, beans, bittermelon, and whatever other veggies the cook likes to throw in.

    Gina, you called it. There's nothing like a good ole community get together!

  7. Oh! you crack me up Su-sieeee! Love those glittery dancin' shoes : )
    What a lovely night out shared with your momma!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. mle, thank you! I aim to please. :-)


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