This past Saturday I got to mark a very important item off of my bucket list: take a falconry lesson. God heard my plea for falconry training and presented the opportunity to me via a Living Social deal. I used to think Living Social only provided deals for frivolous things like food, vacations, and spa pedicures. I apologize Living Social, for I misjudged you.
My friend Sarah and I each bought a lesson, and then drove to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs on Saturday morning. Neither of us had ever been to the Greenbrier, so we were excited to see it. Once we were inside, I pictured myself sitting in the parlor drinking tea with white gloves on, giggling girlishly while saying things like "I do declare" or "why, he ain't got the good sense God gave a goose." I can be high society as well as the next girl.
|The resort was all decorated for Christmas, which |
included a tower made of 1 million presents.
|That there is Mr. Eagle, Mr. Hawk, and Mr. Owl.|
|"Step OFF before I wreck you!"|
|Santa Baby, put a falcon under the tree for me.|
That same night, my sister-in-law Brandy had a toy drive party at her house. She is the world's best party planner, so of course the food was amazing. She had crab cakes, pecan-crusted brie, and little brownies wearing strawberry santa hats. Oh! And chocolate liqueur in shot glasses made of peppermint. Everything was edible. It was the adult equivalent of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. And the company was fantastic! Plenty of woman attended who are inappropriate conversationalists like myself. They taught me what vajazzling is. It really opened my eyes.
|Me with the hostess, and some of her delicious party fare.|
|Me with my friend Sarah. Also, I threw in some pictures|
of frosted marshmallows and the aforementioned
Santa hat brownies for good measure.