Thursday, December 18, 2014
hi everyone. well the party is over and it went very well. had a couple last minute cancellations due to health issues that I was really disappointed in. cindy and Dwayne and rosie and perry couldn't make it. but everyone else came and we had such a fun time. I got my mantle done and was very happy with it--the two tall buildings on the end are out on poles in the garden during summer. and the rest came about in my head while I was prowling around the sale bins at michaels. I love how the mirror tiles ended up, but learned the hard way not to use glue dots to put them up. they fell off constantly. so blue painters tape to the rescue!
the color isn't exact but its close.
in the midst of all the party prep, shambles turned up hurt. we spend about 5 nights sleeping on the floor by her crate on the futon mattress. got her to the chiro vet and he said--"her neck vertebrae are locked on the right side". he popped her neck and voila! she was fine. so that was a huge relief.
menu ended up being the mini omlettes (baked in muffin pans) fruit and dip, pulled pork, ham and Italian beef served in cast iron pots on the stove. I got litte slider buns and piled them up in my new red cocquotte and then had lots of cheeses, sauces, pickles and mustards for toppings. due to my overabundance of eggs I made deviled eggs, spinach artichoke dip and 2 custard pies (burnt the first one so had to have a do-over). I also made my crockpot chocolate pudding cake thing, and a lovely pear cake. everybody else brought food too so we had a nice mix of appetizers and desserts. rosie had sent along three games so we played them, and just visited and enjoyed each other's company. everyone left about 10 oclock, and rob and I stayed up until about midnight getting the first wave of cleanup done. so it was a very fun and worthwhile way to spend some intense time getting ready.
visiting dad today and running a few errands. have a lovely Thursday!