Wednesday, April 21, 2010

And So It Goes

What a crazy last two weeks I've had. Besides the aforementioned drama regarding Eclipse tickets, which was an emotional ride all on its own, I have:

*Been working every day at my dad's shop, filling in for his secretary who is on medical leave for a month. I haven't worked out of the home in over seven years and it definitely takes some getting used to. Fortunately, I enjoy it. I love having something that forces me to shower and get ready every morning and have makeup and fixed hair the entire rest of the day. I love feeling like I've accomplished things before lunch and helped out my dad. I love feeling important and obviously, making money while I do it. And since I've done this job in the past, it was easy to jump right in, especially with my dad and brother as bosses. You can't beat that. Oh, unless you add going to lunch with your hubby every day because he works there too. Which, I do!

*Celebrated my baby girl's 9th birthday. It hardly seems possible. How in the world am I old enough to have a 9 year old??!! I totally remember turning 9, and it doesn't seem that long ago. For her birthday, Macy chose to have donuts brought to school, which I did at lunchtime, and sat and ate with her class, which was awesome. Then she chose to go to Red Robin for dinner to have her favorite spaghetti, but was adamant that they NOT sing to her. Afterward we took her to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid (her favorite books) and left her little brother at his cousin's house to play (thanks again Danyelle), because we were fairly certain he wouldn't appreciate this grown-up movie. Great foresight on our part. On Saturday, we had an Opposite Party. We sent out invitations telling people they were NOT invited to a party that was NOT going to be on Saturday and was NOT for Macy's 9th birthday. Macy was so worried people were going to think were just being rude, but I assured her they would know they were invited simply by receiving the invitation in the first place. :) We had cake and ice cream for lunch, sandwiches for dessert, and all the guests took home birthday presents. The girls had a blast and Macy seemed to love it, so it was a success.

*Joined Facebook. I know. Seriously. Once again, I am a self-proclaimed hypocrite. I ended my boycott and decided to join the rest of the world. (I'm not gonna lie, peer pressure's tough!) And, I'm totally that person now that can't have a conversation without saying, "Did you see on so and so's status..." or "well, we're friends on Facebook and..." Yeah, I hate me too. It's been a blast feeling connected with my friends all day long, but a bit surreal reconnecting with people from my past. Very. Surreal.

*Started taking Wilton cake decorating classes!! I am so excited, I can't even tell you. I am obsessed with cake decorating as of late and drool at the mere thought of one day being able to create masterpieces out of fondant and gum paste. I've only taken one class so far, and, being the perfectionist that I am, hate that I'm not already a pro at it, but at least I'll learn patience, if not the art of icing the perfect cake.

And I think that's about it. What'd I tell ya? Crazy few weeks. Now if I could get rid of this ache on the left side of my head/face that I suspect is due to a cracked tooth, I'd be a happy camper. Oh, and for anyone that's wondering, I have around 75 tickets left. Better snag one if you want one!

9 comments:

Rachael said...

Busy much? I am so excited for you and your cake classes! it really is fun and pretty rewarding. My only advice, buy powdered sugar in bulk. I'm sorry I don't stay connected with you through facebook, especially since it seems like I never see you anymore, it's just that you live so far away and we have nothing in common....

Jennifer said...

Love the birthday party theme! What a cute idea! And I'm so jealous that you're going to be a famous cake decorator someday! I have a feeling that no matter how many classes I took, there's no way I could frost a pretty cake even if my life depended on it!

Sara said...

Ok, so you have done more in the last few weeks then it seems like I have in a month. What a busy lady. So glad that life is always moving and making us grow.

{ bRee } said...

WOW! I feel totally lazy now! How fun to see Bill everday at work, thats gotta be nice. Your birthday party idea was stupendous, I love it so! Did Macy like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I need to read and see this thing. Facebook, Facebook, Facebook! Glad you are enjoying! I had a little package to mail you for Wilton, I think I shall still send it, but I am late getting it to you it seems :( I cannot wait to see what you create with your mad decorating skills! And you need to post pictures of your Thomas and Cinderella cakes.....seriously do!

Marilyn said...

I love that b-day party idea. So clever.

Lunch with husbands is the best. It's like a middle of the day date. Brandon and I try to sneak away every now and then too!

Brenda said...

Wow! You are busy. Can't wait to sample some of the wonderful cakes you will be making....(hint hint wink wink) Love seeing your updates on facebook by the way!

Noelle said...

sam just told me he had invited friends to his birthday, without telling me he was having a birthday. hmmmmm. now i have to think of something. this is a great idea.

glad to see you on facebook. love to see your smiling face.

and about those 75 tickets. i'm seriously consideringit. good excuse to come over......when is it again? (i'll facebook this question to you so you can just email me back. facebook is good like that.)

Shayla said...

You have been busy. These early spring months always seem crazy to me with the kids birthday parties. Kenzie LOVED Macy's party, very clever. I didn't know you've been working every morning, yay for extra money! So jealous you're taking cake classes, wish I had known. I'm like Jenny, though...I think even if I took the classes, I still wouldn't be very good at it. So sorry you had to go through crappy rumors about the movie tickets. BTW, I can see the white background on your blog now. My bad. Nothing's wrong. Ignore my email.

andrea said...

That is the BEST bday party idea I've heard in a long time!! Love it. AND I love that you're on Facebook!
How was Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I am in love with those books, I sit and read them in one shot and they always make me laugh out loud. So, I guess what I'm saying is that I have the sense of humor of an 8 year old boy. But I'm nervous to see the movie, and I need a Movie Queen's opinion!