For a brief moment I got to feel what it's like to be Tom Cruise or Oprah Winfrey!
I attended a huge party last night and as we walked in, the paparazzi were taking pictures of us - there were camera flashes everywhere. It was kind of a weird feeling. Our pictures will be available in the next couple days, so I'll post them when I get them.
The party was sponsored by a magazine to raise money for the local university alumni association. There were local celebrities, cheerleaders, bands and so much to do!
The evening featured lots and lots of food - many restaurants around town offered their delicious food and there was wine and more wine and I can't forget the desserts!!! We even had our palms read - she said 2008 would be less stressful - I can't wait!
Last Saturday night was another WONDERFUL party! My friend works for a posh grocery store (a true understatement) and bistro and they were celebrating their first anniversary. Over 600 people RSVP'd to the event - there was food, food, food - so much so, we were stuffed and said we wouldn't have anything else to eat, but then came a turkey that had been soaked in wine for two days (had to try that - it was fabulous!), desserts, cheeses that I'd never even heard of and huge shrimp. We even got swag bags with little gifts and a gift certificate for the store. We enjoyed music that kept our feet tapping and it's nice to have friends who know everyone in town so they introduce you to interesting people.
I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend so I can gear up for the Thanksgiving festivities with my family. My brother and I have a surprise planned for our entire family - something fun we've never done before. We're planning an old fashioned hay ride and then some activities in the 75 year old barn on the family farm. My brother is just about to finish up restoration on the barn so it looks awesome! We're getting together hay bales and hitching up the 50+ year old tractor to a trailer and we'll just bundle everybody up and take a little ride around the farm. Then, it's to the barn where we will have luminaries leading to the door and inside we'll have the heaters and candles going and enjoy hot cider and hot chocolate with nice music playing. I'm hoping to get the projector and 8mm old home movies to share with everyone too. I can't wait!
I'm also making a few presents this weekend, so I'll have some new inexpensive and quick project ideas for you next week! I'm packing a couple projects to work on Thanksgiving Day while we're sitting around - I'm looking forward to a nice, quiet day.