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UGHHHHHH November Started Out of Whack

Friday, November 04, 2016

Firstly, Jack bought 6 (or was it 8?) bags of Halloween candy – all my favorites: Hersheys (with and without almonds), Milky Ways and Snickers. I have had 2 good days – only 6 fun sizes.
But the rest – BIG EMBARRASSMENT! - I have had at LEAST 12 ! emoticon emoticon
Not all at once. 3 now. 3 more in a couple of hours. And again. And again. And sometimes AGAIN.
If only 1) he hadn't bought it the week BEFORE, 2) he hadn't bought so much, 3) they weren't all my faves and 4) I HAD MORE SELF-CONTROL. And self-respect.

Last month I decided I SHOULD give Jack his FIRST BIRTHDAY party – EVER !
He is just AWESOME ! And I am SO LUCKY to have such a GREAT Husband/SoulPartner.
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Since Jack's birthday is Dec 28th, he has always moaned about always being shortchanged. Every Christmas his family would say, this present is for your birthday too. (His brother's is in March.)

Since this will be Jack's 70 – and he has been feeling it lately – it would be the PERFECT time.
And 2 years ago, when Jack gave his beloved dad a HUGE party (3 months before he passed)
he was wishful about having a party for himself.

I talked with his cousin, who agreed to help. I figured a November party would really surprise him. I googled planning, games, favors, etc for several hours.
(I wish $$$ weren't a factor or I could hire a planner.)

emoticon THEN I was out of commission 2 ½ days with the migraine.

Well, last night I remembered the party idea and PANICKED ! Do I have enough time !?!?!?!??????

So I worried ALL NIGHT !!!
I can't do it. (Never actually planned/hosted one before. Jack is the planner.)
Where am I going to get the money?
Will enough people be able to come?
Is it too late to reserve our church hall?
TONS of things STRESSING me out all night !!!


what did it accomplish ?

Yep, absolutely NOTHING. Except robbed me of a good night's sleep.
Put me further behind schedule. Worsened my mood.

HEY, after posting THIS, I will SEARCH here on Spark for ideas too !

emoticon share any ideas, tricks, prayers, etc for this for him

I did manage a couple of naps today – 2 hours and 3 hours emoticon

And I walked 10 minutes. Cooling off again in Tennessee emoticon

SORRY for still being behind on reading your blogs, statuses, etc.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Beloved Spark Friends.

I shutter to think where I would be without your love and support.

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    I hope you are not still stressing over the party. You are so fortunate to be able to celebrate his turning 70 with him. I lost my beloved husband just after his 63rd birthday. The party will be wonderful; friends and food what is better than that? You could even have a birthday potluck!
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    1472 days ago
    Oh my dear. You will pull the party off smashing! What a fantastic thing to do. Cake & friends is always a winning combination. Anything after that is a bonus.
    In regards to the Halloween candy; your not the first person to succumb. Besides at least they were fun size. Do you have any left? Save them for Jacks pArty.
    It's been a couple days since you posted this. Hope your feeling better. Hugs and love. emoticon
    1485 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Happy early birthday to Jack. He certainly sounds like a great guy. I hate that lack of sleep due to thoughts going through my mind. Have a restful night.
    1487 days ago
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    1488 days ago
    I don't have any specific ideas for you, but I do know that just throwing a party for Jack will thrill him to pieces! Try to just remember that the party doesn't have to be perfect - just seeing his friends/family there and knowing what you did for him will be enough!

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    1488 days ago
    Had the same issue with the Halloween treats - spouse was responsible, too.......what *is* it with those "significant others", anyhow?

    I *sooooooo* HATE November for more reasons that I care to share - and it's my $#!@# birth month, too - what a slap in the face, eh?

    1488 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2016 7:25:29 AM
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