Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The three-day countdown....
It's been seven weeks since I saw Greg last. In three days he will come home for the weekend, and we will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary on a little get-away in Austin. Our children will be farmed out to friends for two days, so it will be just us. I'm trying desperately NOT to count down the hours, because the days are dragging as it is...but this makes me feel overwhelmed, uncreative, unable to manage a proper schedule. I just want him to be here already. It's funny how I can go for weeks...even months, functioning perfectly fine, managing our household and our lives, but then when the clock is ticking down the last few days to the next time I see him, I can't seem to think about anything else. It's hard to fall asleep at night, yet all that I want to do is sleep until he gets here. I'm a mess. Unsurprisingly, I have no fun little pictures of our everyday lives at the moment...but I did find this great set of un-blogged photos from this past spring.
My friends Jenny, Lisa and I threw a bridal shower for our fun and quirky friend Pixie. We went with a mad-hatter theme, complete with a silly photobooth, and it was so much fun that I intend to steal this idea for a future birthday party (for myself, of course. Obviously.)
The prop collection is a set that I made for a friend's birthday party last year. They are made out of printed illustrations (from here) glued with spray-adhesive to foam core, using skinny wooden dowels for handles.
Jenny, Lisa, me, Pixie
With my lovely friends Angela and Alicia
In pictures with Jenny, I am always on her right. No need to break with tradition now. Oh, and yes, I made both of those top-hat fascinators. Details here.
Strange, in the blink of an eye. I LOVE my crazy friends!
All photos in this set (including more decor detail) can be found in the Flickr set here.
Whew, well at least that distracted me from the Greg Countdown. For at least 10 minutes. AGGHH!!!