(taken from The Bee Charmer's blog)
Today I'm happy for so many reasons....
1. This weekend is over.
2. Everyone in my life is healthy and happy.
3. I am cooking dinner tonight with my Valentine :)
Friday evening Marilyn Monroe and I got together at my house to make the food for the shower. Chicken salad croissants, laying on a bed of romaine lettuce with cherry tomatoes and fresh chives as a garnish. Cucumber sandwiches with fresh dill as a garnish. AND...Marilyn's famous Fancy Ham Biscuits.
After we finished with the food, we went to a local watering hole for a quick dinner and a cocktail. It's usually pretty quiet at said locale. NOT FRIDAY NIGHT! It was packed. There was a band. I was completely out of my element. Skinny jeans, brown leather boots and a cream cowl neck sweater had me looking like I was going to the prom. 'Nough said.
Saturday I was up early putting the chicken salad on the croissants, and the cucumbers on the bread....
All in all, the shower went well. I will say that my best advice is to NEVER attempt to host a shower that is not at your own home. It was nerve wracking. I spent a ton of money, but wasn't really "in charge" of the event. I was a spectator, waiting to be told what to do. There was far too much money invested by all parties, in my opinion...and there were duplications, even though I communicated everything I was doing.
In the end, The Real Housewife of Delaware enjoyed herself immensely. And THAT is what matters :)
But...lesson learned. If it aint at my house...I aint doin it!
(pictures to come....haven't uploaded them yet!)
After the shower was over, Marilyn Monroe and I drove an hour back to Smalltown, VA to get ready for the Valentine's Cocktail that evening. Every year our wine group has a cocktail party to celebrate Valentine's Day.
(here is my dress for the cocktail)
(C, BFF, WIMP & AB)
(BFF & Marilyn Monroe. check out Marilyn's hat! love :)
I was so exhausted that I didn't last past 11:30 at the cocktail! Unheard of for this girl. The party was much fun, but I found myself yawning, so I headed home to bed.
Sunday I took the day for myself. I turned the volume off on my phone and read a book. I have been DYING to have a day like that for oh so long! And, it was very much deserved...if I do say so myself :)
Tonight TEN and I are cooking dinner together for Valentine's Day. Well, he will mostly be cooking, but I'll be drinking wine and pretending to help :-o Very low key evening, which sounds absolutely perfect to me.
("borrowed" from someone, but I can't recall who!)
I've got a packed week ahead of me again, but I'm already looking forward to the three day weekend ahead!!! AND, this Sunday is TEN's birthday. Hmmm...whatever shall I do about that?
Perhaps he would like a jar of this?