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June 28, 2013

Party Prepping

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Tomorrow is Meghan’s graduation party. Party supplies are invading my dining room.
party supplies (1)
There’s a borrowed crockpot in the foreground with a bunch of serving utensils I just happened to find in my basement yesterday. (How weird is that?) And yup, there’s a box of Legos there too. Not for the graduate (although Meghan did say she wouldn’t put it past her friends to want to play with them, lol) but for younger guests we are expecting. We decided to rent a church hall for the party since I really don’t have room for 50 party guests in my house if the weather is bad. New England weather is just so unpredictable in summertime. So I thought it would be good to bring along toys and games to keep children amused. My dining room has become the collection area for everything we have to remember to take with us tomorrow.

party supplies (2)

There’s a big ol’ bag of chocolate for the chocolate fountain, which I never did experiment with before the party darn it. The bag with the frilly stuff sticking out has balloon weights which I actually thought would make cool centerpieces.

party supplies (3)

Decorations, disposable pans and trays. I can’t tell you how many visits I’ve made to the local dollar stores! Turns out they are a great place for party supplies. Today I’m going to go do the grocery shopping for all the food we are serving. Wish me luck that I actually remember it all in one trip!

In other news, the girls both made the newspaper about a week ago in our local section for the prom:
kids in the paper
I thought that was kind of cool.

And our pool has been returned to up-and-running status:
pool restored
It was a hot and nasty job, but we got it completed with the help of the kids. Unfortunately, we did not get it completed without an injury, dang it!
foot injury
Lovely, isn’t it? Actually, I am extremely grateful that’s all that it is – a bruise, a little swelling, small cuts. It happened when our pool ladder collapsed with me on it! I was climbing out of the empty pool after laying out the new liner in the center. When I turned to go down the outside of the ladder it gave and tumbled forward into the pool, taking the side of the pool and me down with it. Parts of the ladder crashed on to my foot. Hurt like a son-of-a-“B” at the time! I feel pretty lucky, actually, that is all that it was – very happy not to be spending the summer in a cast.
Well, I need to get moving on my errands for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to leave me links to your June-Photo-Hunt-Thingy in the comments of this post!


  1. It’s a very busy time for you just now – when it is all done, which it will be soon, you can return to a life at a more measured pace. Or not. I’m sure the party will be a huge success!
    As to the June-Photo-Hunt-Thingy – my good intentions got put in a safe place, but I have a couple things to share. Oh my, all those plans and hopes – someday I’ll find that safe place where things seem to hide from me!

    Comment by Carol — June 28, 2013 @ 11:36 am | Reply

    • I sure am tired right now Carol – I hope you are right!
      The nice think about this photo-thingy, I think, is there were plenty of choices – I’m sure you’ll find something fun to show us, wherever you’ve hidden them. πŸ˜‰

      Comment by Karma — June 28, 2013 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  2. By Sunday I’m sure it will be a ‘good’ tired! Parties are tough! Hope the foot doesn’t interfere with the festivities. Wishing you the best this weekend and congratulations!

    Comment by Mike Christoferson — June 28, 2013 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Mike. It was a good party and I am definitely still tired today, but happy it is done! The foot keeps getting better and luckily doesn’t interfere!

      Comment by Karma — June 30, 2013 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  3. I want to attend the party. I want to come over! Oh, what a lovely party its gonna be….

    Comment by sonali — June 29, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply

    • It was a lovely party Sonali. Thank you. I’m hoping to find a way to share the slideshow that I made for the party here on the blog.

      Comment by Karma — June 30, 2013 @ 9:19 am | Reply

  4. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

    Comment by Giiid — June 29, 2013 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  5. Yikes! Glad your injuries were not worse than that. Nice pedicure, by the way. And all your party preparations make it look like it was a great party. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — July 8, 2013 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

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