Thursday, October 26, 2006

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
-- Paint It Black, The Stones
No, I'm not depressed, I'm preparing for our annual Halloween party. Every spare minute is spend draping anything that doesn't move with cobwebs, black paint, bones or fake blood. Food preparation is taking an unsettling turn, with finger-shaped cookies, black chicken (bat) wings, and other gruesome goodies. I love Halloween!
Thank goodness I enjoy preparing for this event, or I might actually find myself depressed after all. While all this party prep is going on our roofers decided to start a couple of weeks early so 5 men are banging away above me. I have to check the bathroom windows to make sure my privacy is secure before entering. The new patio that was supposed to be done a week ago is still being finished. I heard a rumor it will be done today, just in time to install stairs to reach it. (My insurance agent father is not too keen on us hosting a party for 60 people that could include grievous bodily harm). A nice gentleman is here fixing my oven, which is now completely pulled out of the cabinetry.
I'm also a bit behind because we were out of town for a long weekend. We had a great visit with my family, but my appointment with an endocrinologist ( the whole reason for the trip) was a bust. He thinks I need to see another endocrinologist at UVA ( another 4-6 month wait for an appointment). Not only am I discouraged and disappointed, had I known we were wasting our time I could have been home being useful. I am not a procrastinating, last-minute kind of girl. I make lists. I am organized. I am in control... Oh, god, who am I kidding? Perhaps the only person in control in the house this week is Kate, who keeps interrupting me to demand a snack, juice, help getting into a dazzling ball gown, etcetera.
Sorry no photos today, just wanted everyone to know that we are still here just incredibly busy. I should have some fantastic pictures after Saturday night...I've heard rumors that some of the costumes are a bit unusual. Should be a real "scream".


Delane said...

I hope that both the party and Halloween were rousing successes. Our family has a group hang-over following all the running around we did for Halloween.
I ran into Calvin Sawyers from high school this morning. His daughter goes to Jackson's school and we both walk our kids in at the same time. It took me awhile to figure out where I knew him from, but it finally hit me, so I spoke to him this morning. He looks great. I don't think he had recognized me either until I told him who I was.

Deana said...

Hope your party was a huge success! Isn't Halloween just the best....can't wait to hear the details.

Joyce family said...

hope you are doing ok, haven't heard from you in a while. Post pictures from the party if you can.