Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ahead of the Game?

Go ahead.
Laugh at me.
It wouldn't be the first time
I got teased for being so "ahead of the game."
But if there's one thing I have learned
as a single parent,
get started early!

Max is apparently bored.

 Therefore, with 54 days until the 'big party',
the numbers are growing and I have the following:

100 Pink solo cups,
180 napkins,
120 paper plates,
480 pieces of plastic ware,
24 bottle of bubbles,
6 fluffy hanging flowers,
24 swirly hanging decorations,
5 hanging fan decorations,
3 silk flowers,
100 feet of table covering,
3 party signs,
375 mints,
192 or so cans of pop,

12 mason jars wrapped and ready to hang,
1 personalized banner
and 10 sky lights!

I have washed the deck to prep for staining.
I have cleaned and stained 3 benches
and two chairs.
1 bench and 2 chairs to go.
I've spot cleaned the carpet
and am preparing to shampoo it.
Bathroom painted.
Becky's room painted.

The invitations have been sent.
The grocery list has been made.
Becky's dress has been purchased.
Much cleaning to go.

And the emotions?

But I am woman...
hear me roar.


EG CameraGirl said...

I admire people who think ahead! No laughing here, not at all. ;)

Paula said...

I can hear you roar from here. You go girl!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, what an undertaking!

Gloria Hood said...

I can hear you roar also! I think it great to be that much ahead!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You seem to have everything under control. Planning is always key. And to have a to do list is the best.
I am so glad that I am done with all this already. Especially my youngest big 15's party with couples dancing and all. Every week they would have practices at my house and these kids had to be fed. Thankfully I had rented a hall and they took care of the foods, flowers and my sister and husband helped with the decorations. If not I probably would have gone crazy.
Have fun with getting the rest of the stuff done.

Nancy said...

Wow! You are prepared. I usually start thinking about these things about a week or so before... :)

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word you are prepared and I say well done. Absolutely no sense in waiting until the last minute to do all of those very important things.
Early prep will allow you to enjoy Becky's special day with her.
Tell Max if he is bored I'm sure there is something you can give him to do.
Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

You are ready . . . Let me HEAR THAT ROAR!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Jill, another thing you and I have in common, planning ahead!... you forgot to list your darling little fairy gardens though!... and those will be the hit of the party!... you are one amazing lady, and I love that!... can't wait to see it all... especially the mason jars hanging... are you putting little tea lites in those?... xoxo Julie Marie

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I break out into a sweat when I remember preparing for graduation and party!!!
I will keep you in my prayers sweetie...lol
You will survive

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, I'm tired just reading your post! I am so impressed that you are so ready! Good for you. I'm not very good at the before stuff.

Debbie said...

oh jill, you are just like me. less stress if you prepare early and do a little at a time!!

i have been teased my whole life, been called martha stewart, not in a nice way!! i don't care anymore, i love who i am and how i do things!!

Michaele said...

I could use a little of those planning skills around here. You rock!

TexWisGirl said...

you are a machine! :)

and max is just too dang PRETTY!

nanny said...

I love (trying) to get ahead of the game. With all of the things you have done, you had to start early/ha

I enjoy the day so much more when I get a head start!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Well, I think you are doing FANTASTIC! I am in the same boat and DO NOT have as much done as you!!! YOU are a worker bee FOR SURE!!!

I better get busy...my blogger friend Jill is motivating me to start checking my lists and gettin' it done! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow you have a lot to do...but there is no laughing from me...admiration

Anonymous said...

Jill, I'm not laughing...you go, girl!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love when people plan ahead! Our girl graduating last year and I'm still crying! Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Wowie you sure are busy ;)
Have a lovely day!


Chatty Crone said...

You roar girl and I like to do things ahead of time so it won't all have to be done at the end - rushed. Is this her graduation party? How many are coming? It will be fun. sandie

Ellie said...

So much better to be organised than to wait till the last minute.
Sounds like it will be a great party.

Bev said...

WOW busy girl..but what fun!!

Anonymous said...

"Woman", you make me tired...!

Jenny Woolf said...

Wow, that really is planning! I'd give myself a medal if I had done all that- it would be well deserved.

Marie said...

375 mints? Now that's details! I am in the presence of greatness! I'm with Debbie - been put down for being a 'Martha', but don't care! It's a good thing! You just keep that head of steam going, Jill, and it will be a party to remember. I hope you will share pictures with us :)

Susan said...

You have planned well! Good on you :D)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

ROAR!!! I would be doing the same as you, because it's just how I roll!! :-)

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, I admire your organizational skills, you could be a professional party planner!!! Enjoy the process! Love, Penny

Donna said...

Wow, Jill!

Good for you! Better to be early than be late and run out of time and be frantic!

It will be a day to remember in your daughter's life and maybe you will have time to actually enjoy yourself during the party!

I think it's great!