We had a wonderful dinner party for family and friends on Sunday. It was our first party of the year and as such it required much work, both inside and out, to pull off. Very Excellent Husband Don and I worked our butts off for three days and the dishes still aren’t all put away, but the fun totally outweighed the work involved.
Starting on Friday we moved furniture around, got the carpets cleaned, set up tables, borrowed chairs, made about ten trips to the grocery store (it always takes about ten trip)…you get the idea.
I like a big spring party because it requires me to finish long overdue tasks around the yard or be horribly embarrassed. So, I FINALLY put a countertop on that funky barnwood cabinet I got last year.
Of course, there was MUCH weeding and trimming to be done in every single garden bed. It sure was nice to see the little violas that reseed themselves every year popping up again. Made all that weeding almost (but not quite) enjoyable.
Once the guests arrived, the barnyard was a popular spot. Chickens were petted, goats became playmates and Doink was admired by all.
And hallelujah, remember that roof I bought? Last September? Well, during the party five very strong men picked it up and placed it on top of a base Don recently built for it. I think it’s going to make great shade for all the animals this summer!
The evening ended with a pleasant game of Jenga, my new favorite. Don looks quite satisfied with the 28 level tower!
This was a great way to finish the week. It needed to end great, because it started with me getting downsized/laid off from my job at the thrift store that supports our local hospice. There was more than a little weirdness in my last couple of work days that was, now that I reflect on it, a bit off-putting. I loved that job and frankly, I was damn good at it.
So, now what? I need to start thinking about my next move. Maybe I’ll head out to the barnyard and talk to Doink about it. He’s a smart pig. I bet he’ll have some good advice!
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