Shonda and I had a whole lotta fun in Seattle... but before Seattle, there was a surprise party for Harry (of the infamous Harry and Sally) in Estes Park. Sally rented a duplex cabin, invited me and Furry Husband along with two other couples.
We all arrived to surprise a semi-suspecting Harry ... after all Sally is devious. She enjoys being deviant and we all love her that much for for her mischievous ways.
Everyone brought wine - I think there were 20 bottles for the 8 humans.
Let's just say that by the end of the night, we were calling Danni's Oma (grandma) in Germany to sing a very raucous, slurred Happy Birthday. Danni is German and speaks it fluently... gawd I love people who are multi-lingual. It is so amazing to me... but only because I want to speak another language fluently and don't. I took a semester of German in college so I could ask Oma how much does that cost, where is the airport and what is that?
And I did.
I asked Oma ALL those things.
I have no idea what she said to me but it sure sounded cool.
Needless to say we didn't sleep much and we were a bit green around the gills the next morning on our way back to Ft. Collins.
Once home, I entered into my manic "I'm leaving home so I must do everything today because I may never see my home ever again" phase.
I cleaned house, cleaned the horse pens, cleaned the goat pens.... and filled bird feeders.
I had to fill the bird feeders because, you see, I am a 107 year old lady trapped inside a 39 yr old body. I like to feed birds, watch birds, talk to the birds and I have a million cats.... crazy cat slash bird lady.
I bent over to grab a handful of peanuts for the jays... snap -- pop -- crack
My back went out.
My back completely and totally went out on me.
When I stood up to tell Furry Husband, he said I looked like a deformed person I was so crooked everywhere. And it hurt. I couldn't stand up straight at all.
I was leaving for Seattle in an hour.