Yes, I AM referring to that wonderful old British show. That woman is ridiculous......yet, I am very much aware of the fact that I could become Hyacinth. I have to protest that I am not like I used to be; I once made, not ordered, but made custom change of address cards and sent to EVERYONE......as if the world cared! My parties were always "just so" and plentiful........leading to some serious debt, let me tell you. If you are young and have not explored the possibility of living beyond on your means and lavishing your friends with wonderful goodies.......DON'T!!! It's not worth it. Also, you are still young, you have plenty of time to get to where your parents standard of living is. You don't not need to equal them now! Anyway, sorry for the sidestep...so, doing way to much as a hostess......then I had kids. The oldest excuse in the book, I know, but it's true. Now, I still throw one hell of a party and, I think, people have a pretty good time. Only now I have the parties because it gets people down to our little corner of
Stafford and.......well, no one else has parties and I want to see people! I guess I still go overboard on my get togethers.......I can't just have a Party Lite party....it has to be an Event....a wonderful time....something.....Blog-worthy! It's just the way I am, I don't think I could be happy with myself if I had people over and put some chips on the table. It's just not in me! I have a friend who claims she plans her social calendar around what the Cooper house is hosting. Once had my boss tell me that I should go into business with his wife just to plan parties and I used to plan weddings, but like I said, I had kids. Now I barely have the time to put together their birthdays and my few yearly events. OK I should probably proof this post as it's been a very broken effort in writing it........between the diaper blow-out on my couch, my oldest attempting to blow up a balloon, the cat walking across the computer, etc.....you moms know where I’m coming from. My husband once told me that to get privacy he goes in the bathroom. HA! What mom actually gets to go to the bathroom BY HERSELF! Even the dern dog joins the party and lies in the middle of the floor! Now where was I? Oh, yeah, become Hyacinth Bucket (boo-kay)..........I have the potential, but I don't think my kids will let those seeds settle and grow anytime soon! Thank goodness!!!