Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Not good. But still so good.

I'm not a good host. I wish I were, but I'm just not.
I invited friends over for a tie dye party.
Then sorrrrrrta forgot they were coming.

We decided to do it in the backyard.
They had to ignore the dirty dishes as they walked through my kitchen.
And then when we got out there, we saw a dead bird in my bird bath.
Gross!
And dog poop on the grass.
And several baby birds hopping around.

My plan was red, white, and blue tees for my kids to wear for 4th of July.
Then realized I'd bought a kit with fuschia, purple, and turquoise.
No red or blue.
I'm a dork.
We did not make these cheesy faces while we were dyeing.


Lilo is too crazy to be around kids so she howled from the basement the entire time.
Not exactly peaceful and relaxing.

I only have a small amount of dye on my hands, but my kids are covered head to toe.


I offered lunch.
Then realized I only had a few slices of bread.
So I pulled out hamburger buns to make turkey sandwiches on.
Then saw my friend pull a chunk of mold off the side of her bun.

We ended up with watermelon, chips, and water for lunch.
That's the kind of host I am.
It's not good.
But we laughed a lot!
And the kids played really well.
And we enjoyed each other's company.
And that was so good.

You all want to come visit me now, don't ya?
My Life is Funny!

31 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow, you totally throw the best parties. Why, oh why, wasn't I invited?

Amy said...

I would come! It's the company that counts.

Erica said...

i wanna come! because you are so... NORMAL! i love it! :) lots of other blogs are full of perfect houses that are always clean and tables full of the most extravagant dishes... but who really lives like that (except for, i guess, them)?

PamperingBeki said...

Yes, I'm painfully NORMAL!

And you're all invited to my next event. :) You might want to bring your own food though...

Susan S. said...

That so funny! Those kind of friends are the BEST friends to have....they accepte you just as you are and you had a blast anyway!

Kearsie said...

This reminds me of the one time I entertained (I stress ONE TIME). I led my guests on a tour of the house, paying particular attention to our wonky bathroom doors, as they do not lock but there is an outer door that locks and I actually said these words: "So, if you have to use the bathroom, there are several things you can do in here." Of course, I was meaning using the locks and/or leaving unlocked but shutting all doors blah blah blah. Everyone just laughed and laughed. Yes, I am not fit to entertain.

Kearsie said...

This reminds me of the one time I entertained (I stress ONE TIME). I led my guests on a tour of the house, paying particular attention to our wonky bathroom doors, as they do not lock but there is an outer door that locks and I actually said these words: "So, if you have to use the bathroom, there are several things you can do in here." Of course, I was meaning using the locks and/or leaving unlocked but shutting all doors blah blah blah. Everyone just laughed and laughed. Yes, I am not fit to entertain.

Ruth said...

I want to come!! I'm allll about fuchsia tie-dye, and I would eat crisps til the end of time if I could :) glad you had fun!

erin said...

OMG I am LAUGHING cuz this is all too familiar!!!!!!!!

blessedmomto7 said...

You are SO cracking me up with the moldy bread-GIRL!! You're nuts like me!

kraftykash said...

You know your friend is a true girlfriend. Just tell her "It was girlfriend initiation time, and you passed!" Im glad you all made the cheezy faces when tye dying, otherwise they might not have turned out! haha

alyssa said...

you are too cool. AND funny :)

Eileen said...

That is laugh out loud funny, and that is exactly what I just did. my husband was looking at me like I am nuts. I love your blog, it is so real and normal!

Jaime said...

Oh, you crack me up! Glad to know others are so normal also! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this post. Totally sounds like something I would do. I'm glad your company was able to laugh it off and have a good time. Life IS funny sometimes.
~Jody

Clare said...

Oh my gosh this made me laugh, this sounds like something I would do. You will have to post the tie-dye results!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

I always forget to offer people a beverage, and don't always ask them to sit down. We don't have people over that much...maybe that's why, haha!

Wendy said...

You do know that if I come and bring my own food, that the food will be traveling in my bra, right? Yup, keeps my hands free while still keeping the food warm.

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

hahahahahahaha!
You're a total housewife failure like me!
When can I come?

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL! Sound like my house!

rentz said...

You make me laugh.

traci said...

that is too funny. i love that you and your friends enjoyed your day anyway, despite the mold. see, we're all human.

Chele said...

Sorry but that is too funny!! LOL. I think you are telling my story! ;)

Valerie said...

It actually sounds like FUN! When you can create that much laughter it's a GOOD party!

Valerie said...

It actually sounds like FUN! When you can create that much laughter it's a GOOD party!

Taiya said...

That sounds like me. Really. I have done something very very similar to that...

Graceful Moments said...

Too, too funny. So good to read about other "normal" people!

Moldy bread...they make penicillin out of that. Don't they? I'm pretty sure they do. I can't eat it though because I'm allergic to penicillin. But I do love water and crisps! I'm definitely in for the next party!

Christina said...

Laughter and friends...what more do you need?!

Helen said...

Sounds like you all had fun. One doesn't need organization and food to do that! ;-)

Tiffany said...

I'm a terrible hostess. I always forget to offer my guests anything. My theory is that others should make themselves at home in my house. If you want something to drink, just go grab it! :)

Chelle said...

Hilarious! You were just keeping it real :)