Tis the season to stay really, really busy. Today is our huge party and I'm so excited that of course I couldn't sleep in. My mind starts going off about 4:30 a.m., just about the time Clayton starts waking up for his 5 am feeding. Once the mind starts whirring I'm done for and just have to get up. Especially today as the day for our Christmas Extravaganza has come. I sent out 92 invitations and as of yesterday am still receiving RSVP's, but that is okay. I've booked for for 150 with the caterer. The Hubby and I went to the liquor store and purchase a sizeable amount of beverages, nearly $500 worth but we think we might need more. I have wait staff hired to help. Finally, yesterday the wonderful brother-in-law came over with boxes of decor to add to my stuff. He hung wreaths, swags and set sweet little white baby reindeer (pictures later) around to enhance the feel of Christmas. The Hubby has gone overboard, when he said he wouldn't, and hung lights on the front of the house and around the backyard on the new landscaping. It's so pretty. I think the weather is going to hold out one day for us and stay fairly nice, nice enough that we can leave the doors open and have a nice fire in the fire pit, plus we have the heater outside. I think we will have slightly over a hundred people in attendance but as it is a drop in kind of thing I don't think it will be all at once but we can handle it.
My knee is so much better and my plan for the evening is to wear this killer cocktail dress I purchased. I'm so hoping I can wear my pumps, my favorite shoes for most of the evening. I certainly don't want to be forced to my tennis shoes for comfort. The one thing I won't be doing this time around is drinking a lot of wine. Oh my gosh, six years ago, the last time we had this kind of shindig, I was still reeling from the loss of my mother and my best friend Gail and I imbibed a bit too much, a LOT too much. I spent the night on the bathroom floor sick, SICK I say. It was just too much after all the loss and I took to the wine to have a release. 2006 was a very hard year for me and 2012, I have healed and moved on and to top it off have reconnected with my high school bestie friend, Sharon. 2011-2012 have been the best for me. We've completed the house totally. I found Sharon again. We had our first grandbaby, granddaughter Rio come into our lives. And, my art is taking a different direction and given me a new sense of ME! I'm ready for 2013 and what it holds!