A Hurricane is About to Blow In!
Aug. 5, 2012 6:02 am
Updated: Aug. 17, 2012 1:10 am
Right now it is Sunday August 5, 2012 at nearly 9 a.m. I am alone in my home (well with my two cats) as both my DH and DD are out working today. This may be the last time in a while that my life will be quiet because a hurricane is about to blow in.
Not a literal hurricane but by this time next Sunday I may feel like it. Next Saturday, August 11 at 3:30 in the afternoon, oldest DD is getting married. Between now and then, lots will go on of course but in addition I have been tasked to make a bunch
of brownies (probably around 100 - at first I was told 1,000, whew!) and a chocolate pound cake for a fund raiser/spaghetti dinner for a coworker of DH who is dealing with breast cancer as a single mother. I'm happy to do it but does everything have to happen
at the same time!
I probably will be taking the cheaters way out and use brownie mixes (which I already have on hand) to make the majority of the brownies. I also have candy bars, sprinkles, marshmallows and peanut butter to jazz up those mixes. It should be quite the
adventure and I will post pictures as I get them made. Stay tuned!
If you have a moment, say a prayer for me and my family. This is our oldest child and first to get married. She's handled it all very well herself and I really just need to get dressed and show up except for the responsibility of appropriately fastening
up her bustle for the reception. I was the only one with her the day she tried on her dress and the lady showed us how to fasten the train so I'm it! Oh dear, where was the matron of honor that day!
Our only other child, another DD, is coming in from 2,000 miles away on Wednesday. She's dealing with a major boatload of personal problems of her own and I'm hoping this will not take away from the joy and festivities of the week. She tends to lean
toward the dramatic.
I'm excited to be the Mother of the Bride but being in the spotlight is so not in my comfort zone. A great friend has told me repeatedly to be sure to sit back and enjoy the festivities and take it all in before it is over. Great advice I think. It
is going to be her day, not mine.
So as you are going on with your normal week this week, take a moment and think of me if you don't mind. I can use all the thoughts and prayers I can get!