Monday, 23 June 2008
Fun with Family, Friends, and Flowers
We had a busy weekend! On Saturday, we went to KD's work picnic. It was held at a water treatment plant run by the utility company that he works for. We went on a not-very-exciting tour of the plant. We had lunch, watched a plane fly over, and went home. On Sunday, we had another bridal shower for the second of the weddings I am in this summer. It went well, though we (the bridesmaids) were rather disorganised. By some miracle, since I got hardly any responses to the invitations we sent, we had exactly enough food. One of the games we played was the toilet-paper-wedding-dress. But there was a twist! Since it was a couples shower, we had two teams of all men. Oh, it was so funny! Unfortunately I left my camera in the car so I don't have any pictures. Just imagine two very manly men with stuffed shirts, trains, veils, etc. JK had no sleep all day yesterday, and she finally cut a tooth, but she was surprisingly good! She was a little cranky, but for the most part, all the new people distracted her from complaining too much. I have to say that if I ever plan another bridal shower, I will again suggest that the duties be split between the bridesmaids. For this one, I was in charge of the invitations and decorations, another bridesmaid was in charge of games and activities, and the third bridesmaid was in charge of the food. Of course we all helped each other, but it was nice to have one person making the decisions for each aspect so that there was no chance of argument or any drama. It worked very well. Before we left on Sunday morning, my mom stopped by to drop off my sister's sister-in-law's boquet from her wedding. When my sister got married, I took all the bridesmaid's boquet, dried the flowers and arranged them in a shadow-frame. So my sister wants to do the same for her sister-in-law. I forgot to take a before picture of the lovely boquet, but here are the flowers all laid out for drying. In about a month I'll buy the shadow frame and fire up the glue gun. I just hope the flowers don't loose too much colour. I'm considering buying more of this stuff: It's silica, for drying flowers. Under that mess is most of the roses from the boquet. I think I should do the dark pink carnations too, 'cause I've heard that they turn brown when drying. The other two shadow frames I've done both had gebera daisies, which stay beautiful and take up lots of room. I'm not sure how the carnations will turn out. So, stay tuned for the after pictures...in about a month. How's that for suspense? Today, I am taking down everything in the living room and plastering holes for painting. I hope I can get all the sanding (of the plaster) and taping done today. Then tomorrow I'll do the first coat of my lovely grey primer on all the walls except the one the piano is against. I'll have to do that last I think. Any tips on how to get a straight-looking line against a popcorn-ceiling? I didn't do a very good job with that when I did JK's room. In the kitchen I was slightly better, but still not great.