Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All in The Details

Invitations were sent out 7 weeks ago.
Sadly, out of 20 cousins 20 can't attend.
Good reasons
but feel so badly for my kids.
Good, family help
arriving early.

Twenty-five pounds of pulled pork ordered
as are 200 buns and a cake to feed an army.
310 meatballs ready to be sweet and soured,
16 cans of beans ready to be calicoed,
five dozen eggs ready for deviling,
a friend making Italian pasta salad
and another making Cowboy Caviar.
Nine pounds of Mango Salsa
ready to be dipped
in chips from my sister.
Coleslaw waiting to be
made and
roughly, 100 candy graduation caps
ready for snacking,
nuts and mints to adorn the trays.
Jars of wishes,
silk flowers and nut bowls
ready to anchor the tables.
Decorations galore,
bubbles for the taking,
pop and water
waiting to be iced.
Watermelon waiting to be purchased.
There's more but I can't find my list.

Carpets shampooed,
windows washed,
screens vacuumed,
kitchen drawers and cupboards washed and oiled.
Bathroom grout
returned to white,
about 20 mason jar citronella candle
jars waiting to be hung
Trees trimmed to accommodate an RV.
Dog bathed, cat combed.
The yard is calling for attention.

Becky off to her first day of work
Out of my hair for an hour or three,
peace and quiet for Mom at home.
Ha!  Who am I kidding?
I just read what's left to be done!

From here on out,
you may not hear from me for a
day or two
or maybe even a week or so.
I'll be thinking of you though,
while entertaining several dozen dust bunnies.


pembrokeshire lass said...

All I can say is...WOW!!....and Good Luck!!! Joan

Gloria Hood said...

Thats a lot to do, have fun! Or not!

Chatty Crone said...

It sounds like a huge graduation party - so much work to get it ready - I know - but remember the party of the party to have fun and forget the rest. sandie

Buttons said...

Wow Jill be sure to take a breath once in awhile. Have fun it sounds like everyone else will. :) Hug B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

May the force be with you ;-)

Lynne said...

Wowsie . . . Where are you going to relax AFTER . . . .

Terri Buster said...

Sounds like you have it all under control!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You really do have your hands full. Lots done and still lots to be done. Enjoy and have fun.

Madi and Mom said...

You certainly are one organized Mom!!
Your plans, foods and fun are going to be excellent.

Too bad 20 cousins cannot attend it will be their loss.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I'm tired just reading all of that!
5 dozen devilled eggs?! Wow.
Sorry none of the cousins can make it... that's too bad.

TexWisGirl said...

woman, you're amazing!

Beth said...

Good luck with everything that has to be done. The food sounds delicious.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Enjoy the time sweetie~ will be thinking of you

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a party Jill! Whoo weeee! I know it is a lot of work, but when you are enjoying the company of friends and family it will all be worth it. Have lots of fun.


Donna said...

Lordy Girl!!! Heck, I need a rest after all That work!!Hahaa
Enjoy! Sorry about all those cousins!

Bev said...

Okay I'm tired...I'm off the bed for ya!!

Ellie said...

My but you have been a busy lady, I think you are going to need a lie down when you are finished.
I hope you all have a wonderful time :))

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! That's a lot of work! Hope it goes well!

EM Illustrator said...

Don't know how you do it - but you're amazing! Good luck with everything!
Big hugs,

Debbie said...

ooohhh jill, your crazy doing all that cleaning before a party. no one will notice and it will be so dirty after!!

the only person who knows the bathroom was cleaned is the first person who uses it. if it's a female, then 2 people will know!!

i love all the party details, it sounds like you have it all covered. be sure and get some pictures before everyone messes it up!!

Rohrerbot said...

I'm hungry now. Coleslaw sounds so good....oh and pulled pork. You have a great time. Enjoy it all. It all happens so quickly. Someone once told me that the enjoyment from these events actually comes from the planning....and I tend to agree. Because the day of the event always flies by much too quickly. Have fun!

The Jones Family said...

Sad that the cousins can't attend your event...it will be their loss...sounds like the party will be a fun and happy occassion any way. Enjoy the fun, (despite the dust bunnies).

Busy Bee Suz said...

It's hard when you can't get the entire family there. I hope Becky has a great time....and really, don't work so hard Mama...enjoy the fruits of your labor!!! ;)

Susan said...

That sure is some organising Jill. You're a star! Becky will have a wonderful time. Hugs xx

Jackie said...

Sounds Amazing Jill, have fun with all the festivities!

Anonymous said...

I am reminded of the old song by Helen Reddy, I AM WOMAN - HEAR ME ROAR!!!

Best wishes with everything, Jill.

Thanks for your well wishes for John.

Paula said...

You are so organized and such a good Mother. Hope you get to relax and have some fun too.

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

Congratulations to Becky - not only for graduating, not only for her first day of work, but for having such a terrific and wonderful Mom who is doing all this and more for her daughter and her friends!

Ah - don't worry about the list at this point - you've already done so much in the house, in the yard, cooking, making decorations - if you've forgotten ANYTHING - not a soul will know but you!!

You are a wonderful Mom! Sounds like it's time for a break!
Blessings, dear friend,

Nancy Claeys said...

Sounds a bit like my list when I have the 4th of July party (which I'm not having this year btw!). Hope it is a big success. xoxo

EG CameraGirl said...

All the best, Jill. This sounds like a huge undertaking!

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, What was your address again... ;-) OMGoodness, you know how to throw a party. Hope that everything goes beautifully. We'll be here after you rest a bit! Enjoy!!!!

Susan said...

WOW, OH MY GOSH,GOOD GRIEF, AMAZING, did I say WOW? That there is a lotta work done, and to be done. Wish I was there to help you! That would be fun! Good luck girlfriend, and WOW for you!!!!!

missing moments said...

I'm exhausted just reading all that ... can't imagine how you must feel. Enjoy!

dr momi said...

OK....to even have that list means you are organized :-) I do not miss all that work, but, I sure wish I was coming to that party! Congrats Becky!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL party! Sounds delicious! Love the photos from yesterday's post! Enjoy your time and take lots of pictures.

Debbie said...

i hope you have lot's of sunshine this weekend!! i know there will be lot's of smiles!!

Fiona said...

Hi Jill,

Hope all is ok and that the party went well.

Haven't seen you around for a couple of days so just thought I would say hi.

Also Jill
if you have time will you pop over to a new blog by an Irish girl
this is the link


she has a cute little blog
and she would love some new followers
as she is only starting of
do you remember starting off and the excitement of a new follower! I do
and you were so good to follow me.

Tell her I sent you!


Fiona x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That's a lot of food, but it's going to be a wonderful, wonderful time to enjoy and make those memories that will last a lifetime!!


Dar said...

Family is So important...the cousins are missing the boat for sure. I'm sure your Grad Party is going to be wonderful. Are you sure you have enough food? WOW, double WOW!!! I'm exhausted helping you get ready just by reading this...girlfriend, ' Calgon, take you away,' if just for a few minutes.
BlessYourHearts and GoHaveSomeFun

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... sounds like you have thought of everything, hope the party is wonderful!... thank you and Becky soo much for the pretty card!... love to you both, xoxo Julie Marie