I am having a party here in 10... that's ten days! Count them, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! And I am working all day today so that really makes 9. And I have to work on Monday so that makes 8. And one day I have to grocery shop and prepare food so that makes 7. I have one day of quilting to do which makes it only 6. And one day of sewing leaves only 5. And John has promised me a day away tomorrow to see if I can find some of my sanity somewhere along the bluebonnet covered highways to Brenham, leaving me with 4 days to see if I can turn this totally crappy junk pile into a beautiful party worthy yard. Lord give me strength! And some muscle relaxers and strong pain relief. A few pre-party margaritas wont hurt anything either.
Luckily, I had Gina and Gia a couple days last week and the back is looking pretty good. All the flower beds are moved and and reset. We have a lot more room this year than before. But I also have a lot of uneven ground to work on. Its going to take several wheelbarrows of dirt to fill in some of the holes where the flower bed rocks use to be. And gophers. And moles. And tree stumps. And of course we had the several inches of rain after all our work, to settle stuff and really pack in what we had done. But my flowers and what little grass is there is really happy now. I am hoping that the taking out of some trees back there will allow for some sunshine into our world (yes, along with the heat!) and we can give the grass a fighting chance now.
So on Friday, its time to pull out the gloves, the weed eater, the shovels, rakes and hoes, the wheelbarrow, and the truss. And put my butt to work!
And the one thing we will have this year that we didn't have last year...
A FIRE PIT!!!
And for all who are wondering, Zeta the wonder quilter, has ONE row left on the big quilt! I know, I don't believe it either!
And after the yard comes the...
*setting up tables and chairs
*fixing a place for the singer
*try out margarita recipe
*hanging thousands of white christmas lights
*putting together all the silent auction items
*try strawberry margaritas
*put together 50 gift bags
* recheck bags the next day
*try mexican martinis
*setting up the quilt racks and raffle table
*ice chest and lots of ice
*make jello shots
*hang the banners
*try jello shots and adjust vodka
*put some hair on and set up the big girlfriends
*try more jello shots
*redo girlfriends hair the next day
*maybe lessen vodka a bit
* spray for wasps and mosquito's before trying new jello shots
*hang candles not husband
*get nails done
*take a nap