Saturday, May 22, 2010
Ok...breathe...is what I am telling myself.
I opened my big mouth and got my mom and gma all hyped up about a surprise party for my dad. I actually planned to do this last year but it all fell through. He is turning 51 and is the oldest of 4 brothers. He is also the most stable and respected one of the 4, and has managed to remain married for 25 years while the others have divorced and had their share of troubles. Anyway, he is still hard at work and is extremely selfless so he deserves it.
Now...I am planning a party for NEXT WEEKEND(I am an idiot) from 300 miles away!!! So here's what has to happen:
1. Mom has to email a pic of my dad when he was a kid, so that I can make an invite online and then have them sent to their Walmart so they can pick them up and distribute ASAP
2. Mom has to reserve the pavillion(it has to be in cash) on Monday before they get all booked
Note: My mom is a procrastinator, always late, always forgets things, so I'm nervous about #1 and #2
3. Urge the family to buy the food early this week so we'll have it ready to cook on Saturday morning(although this won't happen, I'll probably drive in Friday night and they will ask me to go buy it)
4. Buy decorations(this is about the only thing that I can control from over here)
And of course what's a party without drama...turns out my little sis, who also lives 350 miles away from home will be in town but has to leave Sunday morning. My older sis, who lives in town will be a church retreat until Sunday morning. The issue...whether to have the party Saturday without my older sis, or Sunday without my younger sis.
It was just supposed to be a low key thing with my immediate family but my grandma decided to ALREADY invite her brothers and sisters(my dads uncles and aunts)...HOLY CRAP
Anyway, I'm going to just get the invite started online and save it. Then I'm going to search for decor online at Party Pig, Party Universe, etc. That's all that I can do right now.
Going to watch Shrek and then go for a jog later on today. Oh and my car is totally messed up! It is soaking wet on the passengers side and behind the passenger seat because the AC is leaking water!!!