I’m sorry. It’s Monday and I’m talking about my exhausting weekend.
That’s not right! You probably need as much pep in your step as I do. Here’s Maggie’s Helpful Hint #1:
Coffee. Lots of it.
(I’m on my
2nd 3rd cup.)
Alas, there’s no Helpful Hint #2. Are you kidding? You leave me one in the com-box because, HELLO, it’s been an exhausting few days.
Stopping with the dramarama now and shifting to straight reporting. My Cate turned 13 on Thursday, the day after I stressed/but/survived the KARE 11 news thing. Felicity, then, turned 11 on Friday.
You’re getting my drift, right? Back-to-back birthdays; two themes; two cakes.
I took a ton of photos (okay, quite a few), but double-alas, my camera’s card is being wonky. As in: I lost half my photos from TV studio because the card decided to “re-format” itself. I can’t access the photos from Cate’s birthday for this same reason; they’re there on the card but are in some secret code that I’ve yet to crack.
Sob. I want a new photo card and–why not?–a camera to go with it.
I’ll tell you the themes, though, and post photos when/if I’m able. Cate’s was Wicked (naturally) and Felicity’s was “Chinese”. (I was inspired by the thought that the number 11 looks a bit like chopsticks.) Lame? Not at all! It turned out to be fun! Though I needed to call my friend for help with the shopping list.
“Hello?” I said, from the party aisle at WalMart. “Is this Parties by Charlotte?”
She was like, “Excuse me?”
And then, once my friend Cathie directed me to an Asian market by her house, we were set. There were cute little bowls and a set of chopsticks for everyone. There were painted Geisha girls and a kabuki face cake…
…but again, I can’t get to my photos so for now, just imagine.
That’s what I’m doing, anyway.
I’m imagining…and remembering…and drinking my coffee in great slurpy gulps.
(I know, I know.)
(That is so not a Geisha thing to do.)