Okay, so last year, we held a 30+60=90th birthday party for Adam’s mom and me. It was really fun, but we learned a couple of things:
- The weather is not reliable in September. It used to be, but it isn’t anymore. It might rain…
- Planning an event on the same weekend as BeerFest is a recipe for a small party. Avoid that weekend.
- Lasagne takes forever. Especially if it’s veggie lasagne. That’s a lot of dicing and chopping.
So, we’re holding it this year on the August long weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, because we’ve had a gawd-awful summer thus far. I’m thinking positively.
I’ll be making veggie chili this year and I REALLY hope it’s faster than lasagne.
I’m teaching a yoga class (how to get all ages/abilities doing yoga regardless of their outfit is still escaping me. We’ll see. I’m sure I’ll think of something…) and Adam’s teaching a dance class again. Adam’s dad and his parents’ neighbour have created a putting game, so that should be pretty fun.
I always have so much fun at these things, but gosh, I’m tired already. Speaking of tired, I am that. Tired. I think it’s the lack of flex days. I get more vacation days (4 weeks vs 3 weeks), which is awesome, but no flex days, so that’s about 26 days that I’m used to having off in addition to vacay. I’m not complaining; flex days aren’t free days, really. I had to work an extra 47 minutes each day to earn them (yup, 47. Not 45). It’s just that I’ve gone straight through since Christmas with no time off apart from stat holidays. Turns out that’s a long haul. I need a vacation, but we’re too poor, so no trip away for this girl. Sigh. Okay, I am complaining. Just a bit.
Anyway, here’s the party invite I made: