Saturday, March 31, 2007
addie's joint remixed
Addie's birthday was this week. We decided a long time ago to have her party at my house. Addie wanted to do it here because, in her estimation, we throw good parties. I wanted to do it here because 1) I love Addie and 2) I love entertaining. Yes, I sound like an old woman..."I love entertaining." But, the truth is I really do. If I could be anyone, I'd be Martha Stewart, only sweeter.
It was Edgar's job to create the music playlist. He fulfilled his role passionately, putting together, several weeks in advance, 12 hours of music entitled "Addie's Joint." My job didn't really kick in until yesterday when it came to the decorating. Luckily spring has sprung in Greensboro so it was just a matter of walking around my yard and down my street with a pair of clippers. The dogwood is blooming all around so this became a large part of the decorations.
I know the question often surfaces "what would you love doing, even if you weren't paid to do it?" Well, for me there are lots of things (this is probably the reason I don't get paid more than I do :), but my experience yesterday affirmed that working with flowers and decorating for parties are two such things.
These are pictures from the morning after. I really wish I had thought to take some last night when table was covered with truffles, cupcakes and chicken nuggets (yep, that's right, nothing says "Martha Stewart" like chicken nuggets) and the candlelight made everything sparkle, but...you get the idea.