Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Did It!!!

There is a lot to catch up on! It has been a pretty busy weekend. I helped a friend plan, decorate, and conduct a party with over 25 kids. It was no problem! I have a great system that I have been using for years I like to call Pattern Parties. It fits any theme and a large age group and a large group or small. It keeps them busy and happy for 2 hours of party time! I decorated the house and made the party area bigger by moving furniture.
We notice that her dining room chairs were stained and I suggested we re-cover them. I measured, we went to the fabric store, and I recovered them. it took about 1 hour and a half for 6 chairs and only cost $24. Here are some before and after pix I took with my I-Phone:

I decorated the cake because I LOVE doing that :)

The next morning I went to work and I asked my boss for a raise and he didn't even realize that I had been there a year already and he told me that I would of course get a raise. It might not be very big but that I would get one. I decorated some interesting cakes. One was sooo huge that we didn't have a big enough board and used a platter instead.

This was the Mardi Gras B-day cake:

After work I had to rush to pick up my daughter from a sleepover, go home and wrap a present, grab some games for the party and go to the party. The kids had a blast! I am telling you Pattern Parties is fool proof and once I get it published you will know the secrets to great parties too :)Her are some pix:

After that I was so tired and my feet hurt but I had to stick to the marathon schedule, so I did the 5 miles. It was hard for the first 1.5 miles and then I got into it and it was more enjoyable! I found a good pace and I was even able to shorten my walk time. For long run days I run as I would the marathon with a run/walk method. This time I was able to shave off a minute of my walk time. So instead of run 4 minutes/walk 2, it was run 4 walk 1. If I could run the entire marathon 4 minutes run/1 minute walk....I would be a happy camper. I walk almost as fast as I run/jog.
Now it is time to continue watching my family play Spore.


KickButtMommy said...

You go girl. That's all I have to say.

Cate said...

you always seem to amaze me! Way to go!

Candice said...

Great Job! I felt tired just looking at everything you had to do!

giddymomof6 said...

WOW! how fun for you! you really are martha stewart! I'm glad you had a great time!

Gabriela Hull said...

As always, you inspire me. Why not recover chairs and do a birthday party at the same time and run 5 miles?!?

ps. Candi Broby, is that you??!! It's Gabby from Yuma!!

Sara said...

Mary! Is there anything you can't do? You are truly amazing! I made a cake for my niece last week and I so could have used your help! It was disaster after disaster. Luckily I was able to salvage it thanks to borders and the flower decorations, but it's still hard for me to not see all my mistakes! Come look at it on my blog!

joyous said...

Love the star cake. And your party pattern should make you a millionaire!! Congrats on the raise too. :)