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 !
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.
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.)
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 !
share any ideas, tricks, prayers, etc for this for him
I did manage a couple of naps today – 2 hours and 3 hours
And I walked 10 minutes. Cooling off again in Tennessee
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.