Friday, July 25, 2008

Posting on the Fly...Again!

I wanted to post so much more last night, but James really needed tending. And here it is morning and I have to be at the dentist in 45 minutes, yet I need to calm myself down and think for a moment, or 7.

The kids and I watched "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" last night. I love, love, LOVE that movie. One, because, well, Johnny Depp. Two, because his character is so very much like the Leonard I knew when we were younger. Three, Ummm, yes, Johnny Depp. Also, for an amateur, Darlene Cates did an amazing job as the mom. I also loved the book, which is a bit more "fantastical" but still wonderful.

The tables come today, Nik picked out the pictures and her best friend came over yesterday with some of the pictures she has of the two of them. I am so grateful. They were laughing at just how many pictures we have of Nik and I had to remind them that Nik was The Only for 5 years before her cousin's she was the subject of every photo, just about every day. I got all the shopping done and was teasing Nik that I was going to put the exact total of it all on her cake. But that would be mean, wouldn't it?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting Ready...

Spending money, cleaning like a mad woman so all those people don't think to themselves,"Boy she really HAS gone round the bend... My Gosh, the dust elephants that were hanging around.

Krandall (the chair for those of you who haven't been playing along) went today. My mom came with the guy who took the truck to get it. He wanted it as well, and I needed to get rid of it. They came over while we were at Sandcastles so I wouldn't have to see the truck.

Ya know, James is freaking on me right now, so I'll have to get back to this later. He's been rough ---really rough, of the staying up until 4AM with mom kind- lately.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Well, that's over...

And I am glad. I tried not to think about it being "that" day on Saturday and was fairly successful. Although I spent the whole day in my pajamas-telling myself it was because my tooth (or lack of) hurt and not because of anything else. James and I spent some time crying and then drifted into Sunday morning.

No, the house has far, far to go before I allow anyone in on Saturday. Yes, I have a tent and tables and chairs. Even food is coming. So a party is looking like it will happen with or without me. It has been a struggle to plan while having such a rough time. I can't believe I've got 1 day to get the trash out of the house (garbage pickup is tomorrow) and 5 days to make the house look like it is capable of having people live in it. Wish me luck.

And...just for Tessie... The cutest of kids always mess up great photo opportunities, as witnessed in the picture of my nephew here.