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Have you ever watched episodes of the “Newlywed Game?”  I’m pretty sure that’s where I learned the term, “making whoopy.” Lol.  I wonder if the modern version calls it that or “Netflix and Chill?”  I know curiosity gets the best of me. 🙂

Or did you happen to play it at your bridal shower or engagement party?  I know I had to answer questions but I don’t think we formally played it.  However, I did go to a Game Night event in Carson a few years ago and it was one of the games they played.  I seriously laughed my ass off.  It was hysterical.  I didn’t even know all the couples playing, but it was still funny.  There’s something about watching a spouse in the doghouse for missing a question, the unexpected secrets revealed, or a couple of 60 years talking about wooing that just makes it a riot!  You can’t not enjoy it!

I bring this up because if you haven’t heard, the Relay for Life team from Carson is hosting a “Not-So-Newlywed Game” event on April 7.  They are providing a meal, the game, a raffle, and silent auction.  It looks to be pretty rockstar!  Tickets for a couple are $40 or you can buy a table of 8 for $150 if you have more friends than me! Lol.

Oh, and don’t be scared away.  You can put your name in a bucket to be chosen to play (Please do!  I can’t wait to laugh WITH you, of course!) or you can quietly decline and be a non-participant like us!  I’m not so good at those kind of things.  I’d be really embarrassed when Jason got the right answers and I got the wrong ones!  But if they have a card-playing tournament, I’m in. (Yes, I realize that won’t happen.)

Anyway, if you haven’t gotten tickets, you should!  100% of the money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.  They are even doing a slide show to honor those who have battled the disease.  Needless to say, it’s affected all of us.  So not only will you have a fab-freaking-tastic time, but you’ll be supporting a great cause, too!

Rumor has it they only have a table or two left!  Grab your tickets ASAP!  If you check out the flyer, it tells you who to hit up for tickets!  But trust me, it will be worth it!

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Got a funny newlywed story?  Let’s hear it!

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So we are officially two weeks into living in our hometown again after 25 years in the ‘burbs. It’s kinda weird, but I’ve already realized a few of the reasons we are back on home turf, more than just raising our little girl in a small town and being close to the fam.

 

First off, I went to the locker in Hancock on Saturday, got me some dried beef and Colby cheese, drove back, went to Dollar General or “DG” as the locals call it lol, got my hooks to hold my hairdryer and was back home in a shorter amount of time than it would have taken me to even drive to Target, let alone shop and drive home! Oh, the efficiency! Yay!

 

Secondly, I’m outside Sunday trying to lasso my child back into the house when my former, I know better than to call her old, English teacher shows up at our door to welcome us home. Can I just mention how sweet that is? Now, I’m sure she has a few ulterior motives, but I’m game.

 

Third, a couple of nights ago, I had an actual conversation with my neighbors IN THEIR HOUSE! I have not hung out with neighbors just to shoot the sh** since I was in college. I feel like I should show up at their house with Domino’s pizza and Bahama Mama (if I could even find it) to celebrate!

 

Fourth, I went to pull out of my very soggy driveway yesterday morning and see a guy using a flashlight to look around on the ground in the cul de sac. No need to panic! As I suspected, he was simply gathering nightcrawlers! I love living in a place where people put a priority on fishing! Yes, ma’am.

 

Finally, I won some silent auction items at a Relay for Life event a couple of months ago in which I got babysitters for 3-hour blocks. I texted the first one this week to see if she might be available this weekend and she was! And she even sounded excited to babysit for us! Dude, if you have ever had a 2-year-old you know how damn happy that can make a person!

 

PS – we will be attending the Betterment Committee’s Murder Mystery Theater Saturday night if you’re interested, go here to buy tickets!

 

Seriously though, I will be honest and tell you that after it has rained every day for the entire time we have lived there and commuting, I was starting to have reservations… Starting to doubt my decision to load up and haul my hubby and baby out of the city. I may, or may not have, had a few meltdowns along the way, but I know in my heart, I was meant to be back home. Bon Jovi and I, we know these things. So here’s to my discovering even more great reasons to be home and here’s to all of you who continue to put up with me no matter where I live. Love you guys.

 

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What great things have you realized once you moved? Or is there something you really love about small towns or the ‘burbs that you want to share? Are you mid-life-changes and got advice for me? Bring it on!