Today is one of those days that I'm glad is like, totally over in 1 hour. As of Midnight, it will be tomorrow and this will all be a bad dream,...oh, no not a dream. I was awake. That makes it a bad memory. OK.
See, it's like this. Today was the day I was officially announced as taking my 4th term as club president. Two weeks ago, I had a meeting with my officers. Everyone took a position of responsibilty. Two people were doing the chocolate fondues. Others were going to do the fruit platter for dipping. I was going to make my Kahlua Brownies and yadayada.... basically, all details were covered. Today was the day.
Allow me to back track. Yesterday , my eldest comes home with school with a note from his teacher. It informed me that my son didn't know about the "costume" he was to bring in tomorrow. How was I doing on it??
HUH?????? Costume??????????? What is the costume supposed to be? Oh, he has to dress up as Theodor Seuss Giesel. WHAT?????????
How in the world does a person dress up as Dr. Seuss???? He was 20th century! He doesn't have a costume persona!
Due.....On Wednesday. Ha! Today, double Ha!
I was given a grace period of one day, Today. Wednesday.
Quick, boot up the computer and surf for pics of Dr. Seuss and all things Seuss.
11PM Tuesday night I had a brain storm!
Have him wear one of those double sided card board thingys...you know, the ones people wear in catastrophic movies that say " THE END IS NEAR --REPENT!! "
Mine was going to be "THE COSTUME IS HERE - DR. SEUSS! (no, not really!!!)
But it was at least a good idea to cover it with all the colorful characters and books and pics of Dr. Seuss. My son's costume is a walking billboard or poster of all things Seuss.
There IS a name for that-- I found out from a cashier at our local grocery store:
Sandwich kids...oh no! Brain Burp! I don't remember, Cardboard Sandwhich? Drat!!
It was a sandwhich something.
So glad today is almost over!!!
Remember, the meeting starts at 7PM.
I get a call at 3PM.
One of the fondue makers...didn't remember saying she would. And , she CAN'T DO IT!
Other fondue maker was only doing chocolate and was counting on the unremembered person to do the white chocolate. What to do?
3:15 get a call from the school about status of costume.
Fruit platter person never confirmed another callers call that she WAS bringing the fruit.
I'm at this point, still cutting up the printed Dr. Seuss pictures, baking my Kahlua Brownies, fielding these calls, and getting together my oatmeal/applesauce/chocolate chip cookies recipe for baking.
AND typing up my itinerary for the meeting so I won't lose my train of thought. Right then,my thoughts were on a runaway train heading towards derailment.
I burn the first two batches of cookies.
I gather my brownies, cookies, gavel , notes and wearing my new 3 inch heel boots that I've never worn before, totter out the door.
I get to the parish hall. All lights are off. I'm the first one there.
Ha! Triple Ha!
I go to make the coffee and guess what?!!!!!
All the coffee makers (these are the 35 to 60 cup behemoths) are dissasembled! All 6 of them!!
Those long pipey thingyies that go inside are all out, lids don't match, plugs are disattached and someone used up all our coffee!!!!!
At this point, I'm mumbling to myself and having a wonderful conversation.
Help arrives 20 minutes later.
Older ladies come in, discover what pipe goes with what coffee pot and as more help arrives....things start falling into place. (we found a couple of hidden packets of coffee!)
The fondue lady ended up making both fondues.
We had the fondue pots.
Two fruit platters - with strawberries !
Lots of yummy brownies, chocolate covered almonds, truffles, chocolate cake, brownies (in addition to mine), chocolate cupcakes,
DID I mention it was Chocolate Night?
It all worked out great!
Even had a new memeber volunteer to help out with our Sunshine Committee. That had been missing a person for 6 months ! and I not only got one, but TWO people to head it up.
It was AWESOME!!
Everyone had a good time eating everything chocolate, got a lot of things accomplished and I didn't fall flat on my face from wearing my new boots!
I come home at 9:45 and taped up all the Dr. Seuss pics, It looks Damn Fine , If I do say so myself. And I'm all most done typing this ode to a bad day and I get to
GO TO BED!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!
So, Ladies and Gents. I certainly hope your Wednesday was a HECK of a lot better than mine!!!
If not, let me recover for 24 hours before you share with me, OK???