If only I could take a course on brain wave straightening. Eh, who would I be kidding? I'd probably get the dates wrong and miss the course! Since forever I have had a problem with numbers. Usually it just translates into mathematical issues but every now and then the beast raises its ugly head on my calendar.
We missed COMPLETELY the wedding of two of our very best friends when we were young newlyweds ourselves. I had checked the invitation many, many times. And always mis-read the date and day. I don't know how I do this, but that was just the beginning of many missed engagements. Social, business, medical - you name it, I've done it. Sigh.
I have a verrrry dear friend. She's the gal that is always offering her lovely home for our circle of friends Baby Showers, Engagement Parties, etc. Her oldest daughter is getting ready to move to Switzerland with her husband for his job. A party was in order. I wanted to do something special in the way of 'how can I help' and offered whatever services needed. After mulling my request over, it was suggested I make some mini cupcakes. Why yes, I'd love to as I love all things cupcake.
Now I was waiting to get the necessary goods for baking and to bake the cupcakes so they would be as fresh as possible. My daughter, who is my partner in all things cupcakes was planning on coming over to assist in shopping and baking. I got a phone call on Thursday early evening from her. She was coming over to begin the shopping and baking. I wasn't planning on going until the next day so I would have all of Friday to shop, bake and Saturday to frost and decorate said cupcakes. Good planning on my part, n'est-ce pas?
So guess what? My daughter says, "What party are you going to? The party is Friday, Mom!" Whaat??? So we get it all sorted out, I dash over to pick her up for our shopping expedition and return to commence the baking! Whew! I would have been in BIG. BAD. TROUBLE. And terribly embarrassed.
Everything was fine thanks to my non-brain muddled daughter. She stayed for a short while but returned to her abode as she was off to work early Friday AM. I stayed awake and baked...
|Key Lime Cupcakes|
|Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse cupcakes|
Everything came out as planned. I baked and frosted the majority throughout the night. Slept in a tad and finished the decorating and loaded them up for the party!
With a party going on in every room...
And my co-hort
Now to tie the this all together and use it as
And to the sweet Party Girl...Bon Voyage, Jacquie! You will be missed!