I apologize for not posting this earlier, I have been a bit swamped with work. KMH has reminded about 5 or 6 times that I have yet to blog and she is getting worried about me. I am here to tell you all that I am in fact alive and you have no reason to worry about me.
The shower on Sunday went swimmingly. I went with a pink and green theme (shocking) and JMK loved it. All of the guests said that it was the best shower they've been to, which made me smile. A big thank you to Lulu and Daisy and the Preppy Princess for helping me get prizes on time. If you have not checked out either of these stores yet (and why haven't you?) be sure to, as they are both fabulous and have terrific customer service.
The only things about the shower that annoyed me were 1) one rude guest who was a total Debbie Downer, 2) the fact that a few women who RSVP'd saying that they were coming did not show up, and that 3) after hunting down women via phone, facebook, and email, I still could not get several of them to RSVP. Two of the bride's roommates could not even be bothered to RSVP, not cool. I ended up spending more money than I intended to because I had to get food, favors, etc. for women who never showed, which did not make me a happy camper. Folks please never do this. Parties don't just happen, it takes someone a lot of time and money to plan them, and it does not take a lot to make a one minute phone call or send out a quick email. Oh well, what's done is done. Thankfully, I don't have to throw another shower in the forseeable future.
After the shower, I took a cab back with JMK to the apartment that she and her fiance got. They had signed the lease about 2 hours before the shower, so it was a big day for her. Their apartment is really nice and right across the street from the synagogue that they both go to, as well as the supermarket, which makes it a great location.
Monday, I slept at my mother's house because one of my favorite blog readers, Chani, was moving into her neighborhood and I helped her move and assemble furniture. This reminded me of why I have a love/hate relationship with Ikea. Assembly instructions should not be in comic strip form. Also, it should not take 30 minutes and one hammer to assemble a laundry hamper that probably cost less than my morning order at Starbucks. It just shouldn't.
After going through my closet, I realized that I leave for England in just over three weeks and have literally nothing to wear. Somehow, all of my fall clothes are too big or too small. Murphy and his law are not big fans of mine. Expect a lot of frantic shopping posts from now until then. Also, if you have not yet signed up to participate in my beverage swap, be sure to do so. The more the merrier. :)