Magnificent Monday

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Magnificent Monday
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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 11:58am

1. Favorite face moisturizer? (My clinique is running out and wondered if there is something better or same quality without breaking my face out)

2. Outside--which do you prefer or have....table with umbrella or table under a tent/gabezo?

3. When getting a mani/pedi, do you always get both at the same time?

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:30pm

And we have two chairs, two ottomans, a loveseat and a coffee table on the patio.

We have a loveseat, two chairs (all padded) and a table on my covered porch. Love it when it gets too warm in the sun and it is a great "overflow" as I only have 6 chairs for my table outside.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:41pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>That sounds nice today as it is finally warm (but muggy) and sunny today. What do you do though when people come over to eat or you go outside to eat on the warm sunny days?</blockquote></p><p>Usually for that kind of thing, we just sit in lawn chairs under trees.</p>

When we have outdoor parties in the summer, we tend to have them later in the evening so that the sun isn't so much of a problem.  The last big party we had we rented tables and and chairs and stuff, and the party didn't start until 6 pm.  By the time we sat down to eat, the sun wasn't really a problem.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:43pm

You can't imagine it?  ROFL!  I remember plenty of family/friend get togethers as a kid when kids sat in the grass to eat or adults or kids sat in a lawn chair and ate.  You can hold your plate and you can also put it in your lap.  

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:44pm

There is often a table set up with food, drinks, plates, etc.  But again, it's just usually under the trees. Sometimes food and drinks are set up in the house like a buffet.  Everyone goes through the line, and gets the grilled stuff on the back porch before heading out to the yard to sit and eat.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:46pm

You can't imagine it?  ROFL!  I remember plenty of family/friend get togethers as a kid when kids sat in the grass to eat or adults or kids sat in a lawn chair and ate.  You can hold your plate and you can also put it in your lap.  

Why would you do that when you could have a table and chairs lololol. I can see kids sitting in the grass but I try and make things comfortable for my guests by not making them juggle their food and drinks and sit in the grass with the bugs lol. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:47pm

That's how we usually do it when we have people over and are eating outside. (Set up our table inside with food and drinks, etc. and then head outside with our plates to eat and socialize.)

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:47pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No.  Those kinds of things that I've been to are very informal and involve lawn chairs mostly.  Sometimes there is a picnic table for the kids, but again, usually under a tree, rather than a tent or umbrella.  My great aunt and uncle will sometimes get a tent to put up for our family reunion, if it's supposed to rain.  If it's a more formal thing, we eat inside.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh ok. Never considered my backyard BBQs or dinners formal. lol. I just couldn't imagine having food and drinks out on lawn chairs, in the middle of the lawn, without some type of table to place the food and drinks for everyone so they didn't have to go back and forth inside for that. </span></strong></p>

Oops also to the scenario you can't imagine, one person might have a big table or two outside where all the food is. But they don't have a bunch of tables & chairs to eat at.  It doesn't necessarily mean that everyone needs to traipse inside to get food & drinks.  People bring coolers outside filled with ice and drinks (even if the food might be inside most people can do the cooler thing to have drinks outside)--that's pretty common everywhere I've been.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:48pm
geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>That sounds nice today as it is finally warm (but muggy) and sunny today. What do you do though when people come over to eat or you go outside to eat on the warm sunny days?</blockquote></p><p>Usually for that kind of thing, we just sit in lawn chairs under trees.</p>

When we have outdoor parties in the summer, we tend to have them later in the evening so that the sun isn't so much of a problem.  The last big party we had we rented tables and and chairs and stuff, and the party didn't start until 6 pm.  By the time we sat down to eat, the sun wasn't really a problem.

The ones we have or have been to are usually earlier in the day so you can go in the pool and play outside games and such. Later on you can sit around the firepit while still having a nightly swim. 

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:53pm

There is often a table set up with food, drinks, plates, etc.  But again, it's just usually under the trees. Sometimes food and drinks are set up in the house like a buffet.  Everyone goes through the line, and gets the grilled stuff on the back porch before heading out to the yard to sit and eat.

Oh ok. I just find it hard to eat while juggling food and drink out in the yard unless you have some tables. We used to have those plastic side tables. Another "overflow" to the main table and chairs.

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Mon, 05-20-2013 - 2:53pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You can't imagine it?  ROFL!  I remember plenty of family/friend get togethers as a kid when kids sat in the grass to eat or adults or kids sat in a lawn chair and ate.  You can hold your plate and you can also put it in your lap.  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Why would you do that when you could have a table and chairs lololol. I can see kids sitting in the grass but I try and make things comfortable for my guests by not making them juggle their food and drinks and sit in the grass with the bugs lol. </span></strong></p>

I'm thinking of big family get togethers when there are 20-50+ people.  A little table with an umbrella isn't going to be enough for everyone to sit in.  When I was a kid no one rented a bunch of tables or big tent unless it was a formal event.  So lolololol, I just can't imagine why you can't imagine things.  Do you get umbrella tables for 30 people to sit in your yard to eat?  And I only mentioned kids sitting in the grass and or perched somewhere, they don't always mind that, it's called a picnic.  Again you can't always make all your guests comfortable by providing tables for everyone when you have a big casual group & it's a big family picnic thing.  It's nice of course, but my family used to like to just get together & be together & socialize and have the kids play together and not pooh pooh a host because she didn't have 15 umbrella tables or 7 big picnic tables for everyone.  

I don't have a big family here now & don't throw any big parties and I don't attend that kind of party now as an adult.  Shrug. 

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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