Or is it the other way around? Excuse me today if I am confused. I am good at the groundwork for parties..It is the final day..when it is all supposed to come together flawlessly that freaks me out.
I have been planning this party for weeks, I have been fretting over the colors of napkins and the decorations. The food and the cake decisions gave me nightmares..there have been many decisions to make..my baby brother lives far far away and is flying in the day before, my other baby brother who lives next door is working seventy plus hours a week moving dirt before it freezes, my sister lives far away and will not be here until the day before. MY parents should have had more children. Children that like making decisions. Children that are party planners..children that know all the right stuff, all the etiquette ins and outs.
The menu is set, NOTHING more will be added..I hate the cooking, and the food prep. Hopefully by the time you all read this..all the cooking will have been accomplished…all the last minute preparations will be ready for the open house that will honor my parents on the day that they will have been married exactly 60 years and three days.
Their children and grandchildren are hosting an open house at church to honor them and their accomplishment on Sunday afternoon. I have jobs for everyone, being the oldest has it’s perks..I can boss them around just like in the olden days. HA!
A special cake was made at the bakery, my Dad has Celiac sprue so he can eat no oats, wheat, rye or barley ( gluten). When I talked to the Baker, she had never made a gluten free cake before..but she was willing to try. She had a real can do spirit that I really admire. I told her “I might be the first one to ask for a gluten free cake..but not the last.”
I swear I have made lists of my lists. I know that there will be something or someone that I will forget. I am not perfect, but I do want my parents to have a perfect day. If they make it to seventy glorious years of marriage, I am going to be way to old to accomplish that party..someone else is going to have to take over..:)