Her birthday party on Saturday was a smashing success!
I have never given a party where EVERY SINGLE RSVPing person actually arrived - but they did (and then some!) on Saturday. When giving the caterer our final count, I had counted in my non-RSVPing cousins and they came. I had counted in some last minute RSVPs and they brought someone extra with them. I had not counted in an RSVPing couple that always RSVPs and never shows up! EVERYBODY came. So, we were a few Chicken Kievs short, but there was plenty of ham, veggies and potatoes for everyone. :)
And DESSERT? Oh, My! A simply scrumptious Trifle that was as pretty as it was delicious; Homemade carrot cake that was too tasty for words; And the most flavorful butter cream icing cake that the Safeway bakery could produce!
We Ate. We Laughed. We Cried. We Toasted a Life well-lived.
And, though the party was not a surprise, it couldn't have been a real party without a few surprises. An old friend and the adult children of a best friend that passed away a few years ago brought Mom to tears of joy.
Mini-overwhelming moments caused by surprise are okay for a 70-year-young person. I am so glad that sis and I did not plan Major Surprises!
I just have to say having the party catered was our best idea ever!!!!
Now, I can relax for a bit and get back to crocheting, knifty knitting, and - just maybe - REAL knitting! :)
I have three sets of booties and caps promised by March 31. One cap is done. I will have six hours this week, while I sit in Annapolis and wait for my son, to work on stuff. So, I'm sure I can accomplish this with no trouble, especially since it took just an hour to make the one I made!