Irene caused quite a stir on the East Coast over the weekend. I'm sure that's not news to you :) Smalltown, VA was not in the path to get pummeled, but still....I was cautious about my plans for the White Party. I messaged everyone and told them that as of Tuesday, the party was a go. On Friday after work I headed to Sam's with a positive attitude. No rain in the forecast for us!
Saturday morning TEN mowed my front yard while I organized everything in the basement. The sky was a bit overcast, but nothing to be worried about. You think I'm kidding? Look here at the boys on Saturday afternoon:
(excuse the white sheets. i use these to cover my white couch when it's just us. if i don't cover it with something, dirty little paw prints find their way onto my cushions!)
And so, at 5pm I was showered and ready. We headed to the store for ice, and TEN started icing down the beer. I had made the cocktails, and was bring the containers onto the back porch. I had put out the umbrella, the cushions and the table cloth.
It began to rain :(
I cried. I'm not above admitting it. I literally cried. And my hair was ruined. And I cursed the sky, and shook my fist.
And then I felt like a total jerk...because I was crying about some rain. People had lost their lives in this storm! How selfish of me! I felt compelled to take this photo to cheer myself up. It's a photo of the good use I've put my new treadmill to :)
And then I went inside and dried my hair. And I got re-ready. And people started to arrive. And I decided that it would be an inside White Party. What the heck!
It stopped raining :)
(please notice the ghetto bruise on my arm from our white water rafting trip the prior weekend. blech!)
So there you have it. I wish I could say that the White Party went off without a hitch. But it didn't.
In the end though, I think everyone had a good time. Quite a few people didn't come. They had RSVP'd that they would be there, but they didn't show. They are off the list for next year. Some people called to ask if they could come, and then still didn't show up. They are also off the list for next year :)
In the end...the people who count most were there. And THAT made me happy.
Here's to being a Polly Positive!