The past couple of weeks have seemed absolutely nuts around here. Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of planning, as it was fava_bean
's bridal shower and bachelorette party. Her mom and I have been planning this for months, and despite all the planning it was still down to the wire. We did a "coastal" theme, as fava will be honeymooning in Cape May
. There was a pasta bar with chicken and crabmeat, shrimp cocktail, stuffed clams, as well as sausage and peppers, salad, and TONS of desserts. We had the party at my association clubhouse and decorated in white and aqua. One of my coworkers, a caterer on the side, loaned me her huge silver chafing dishes as well as tons of seashells that she got at the beach down in Florida. So we had some fishnets on the dessert table for decoration with the shells, and tiny aqua lanterns on the tables as centerpieces. fava's dad made a four-and-a-half foot lighthouse out of foam board, and then we put up a huge roll of paper that looked like the ocean. He printed out pictures of boats to go on the "ocean," but also added Serenity flying through the air and all the crew of the ship riding on the other boats. I love that she and her dad are Firefly
The Scientist was a HUGE help getting things set up and broken down, as were my parents and fava's and my friend D. Overall the party went really well, though we were a bit rushed for time. We hadn't even finished cleaning up when me, fava, and D had to leave to head downtown. That day was a double bill with her bachelorette party starting 2½ hours after the bridal shower finished. With it being St. Patrick's Day weekend, ALL of downtown was riddled with drunken idiots. Thankfully fava wanted to go to Cafe Iberico
, which was blessedly nearly-free of idiots in green. The joy of Spanish food on an Irish holiday. fishdoctorpost
had come to the shower earlier, and so we met up with her, deeablo
, and xica_s
at the restaurant. After lots of good food and sangria, we headed back to the hotel so fava and D could change. We had some quick champagne, fava opened a few gifts, and then we headed to the Baton
for the 10:30 show. Man, some of those drag queens haven't changed at all since we first went there for D's bachelorette party all those years ago. We had great seats right up front and had a blast. One of them came out in this crazy catsuit to do a routine to Rihanna's "Diamonds" (a song I hate but will now listen to with a laugh), and I turned to aj and said "Did you ever watch Farscape
?" Because the drag queen had on an outfit that looked like a bedazzled Scorpius
. A few minutes later, deeablo leaned over and said the exact same thing (she didn't hear me over the volume). We were all DYING. It was a good time.
In other news, while I was at the drag show it seems that VEE was taking her very first steps without any assistance. Yay for her! She likes to walk everywhere now -- but only if you hold her hands. In the past few days she's started walking with a push-toy, but she's not too secure with that yet. Either way, she'll be walking VERY soon and that means we have to baby-proof all the cupboards. Yikes.
This weekend I'm taking her to see the Easter Bunny. Last year she was so young she didn't know what was up. I wonder if she'll freak out this time. I'm going to dress her up in this super-girly, super-springtime, VERY pink dress that my mom got for her. I hope there will be some cute pictures where she's not screaming at the giant bunny. Fingers crossed!
And in other news, work continues to make me want to pull my hair out. OMG. Today I got a 75-page glossary that absolutely MUST fit in no more than 26 pages. Somehow, I made it work. I'm that good. Now give me a raise. ;P
Aaaaaand due to work, my hands are now hurting. Stupid repetitive stress injuries! So I'm signing off now. I hope you're all doing well. I miss you bunches! If I have time, I'll try to catch up this weekend and actually COMMENT BACK to you all. Until then, take care.