Well my sisters and I have all decided to get together with a few friends and have a New Years party tomorrow night. We’re having it at my sisters house since she has a kid and she won’t have to take him to a sitters that way. He’s a great kid so I’m sure he’ll be out by 9 pm, which is his regular bedtime. Even if he stays up a little late, that’s okay with us too.
There’s not going to be a bunch of drinking and stuff like that. We are all not much on drinking. I think it’s because each of us are control freaks and drinking makes us give up control. Can’t have that. Plus there’s nothing worse than someone telling you what a good time YOU had at a party and you were too drunk to remember. It’s more fun to stand back and watch everyone else make a complete and total idiot out of themselves. Now that’s fun!!!
Anyway, we’re all splitting the cost for soft drinks, a bottle of champagne (which none of us like the taste of but we have to toast the new year), and all of the snack food so it won’t cost anyone very much. There should be about 12 people there not including my nephew.
September is almost over and the grocery stores have got their first deliveries of pumpkins for Halloween. The ones at Kroger are $10 for medium sized pumkins. That is not a bad price, but I am going to check WalMart’s prices before I buy anything. Most of the time I don’t shop at WalMart, but I want to buy three pumpkins this year. If the pumpkins at Kroger are $10 each, that’s $30. But if they are only $5 at WalMart, then I will be saving $15 so that might be worth it.
I’m going shopping for my Halloween pumpkins tomorrow. I’ll check the WalMart price, then I’ll drive by the church pumpkin patch and see how much money they are are charging. The last time I went to the church lot, the pumpkins were huge but very expensive. The cheapest one they had was $20, and I did buy one from them last year because I was trying to support the church youth group. But this year my budget is tighter and I want to buy as many pumpkins as I can get for $20 – not just one big one.
fireworks and picnic (free clip art)
Jayce and I had a great day all day yesterday. First we went to his brothers for a cookout. His brother and sister-in-law are both really good cooks. His brother grilled the meat and some of the veggies and his wife made potato salad and the desert. It was all absolutely delicious. I ate way too much too.
Well then it was off to watch the fireworks. His brother and his family came along and there’s nothing like seeing the look in a child’s eyes as they watch fireworks. What truly amazed me was that their father made sure to tell them what we were celebrating and why. He’s a really great Dad. He didn’t want the kids to think that all the 4th of July was about was cooking out and fireworks. I thought that was just too wonderful of him.
Easter is just a couple of days away and the eggs have disappeared from the grocery store. I always buy a dozen eggs when I do my regular grocery shopping, but I guess a whole lot of families with kids are buying extra eggs so they can color them with those fun Easter egg dye kits or have Easter egg hunts. There were not any regular or extra large eggs left in the refrigerator case at my nearby Food Lion. I’ve never seen that before.
The last dinner party I had was for New Years. It was great because we had the southern traditional dinner of blackeyed peas (they’re supposed to represent pennies), ham (which is supposed to be for health) and greens (which are supposed to represent money). Not many people knew about those traditions so it was a lot of fun in that I got to share a bit of southern tradition with them.
The next dinner party I have I’m going to use some of the great dinner party ideas I found online. They give you menu suggestions and also decoration suggestions too. There are some great ideas on there.