February 12, 2005

The Calm Before......

It's so quiet.........I sit here on the couch, sipping my coffee and just watching the morning. Everyone else is still asleep so the house is very still.

I feel so bad. Last night Bou, Teresa and _Jon went down to the rental house. It was 61 degrees. They put a lock on the thermostat and no one from the managment company had turned on the heat. It got COLD last night. They called and were told that no one could get over there until this morning. Damn....I just feel terrible. You see I wanted EVERYTHING to be PERFECT for EVERYONE. I know I couldn't have done anything, but still...........

Everyone headed to bed around 1:30 this morning. I was up around 7:45. Making coffee so no one has to wait. Picking up a bit so that it's cleared up for when everyone starts to arrive. SarahK and Frank J. are planning on being here around 10:00.

I went to pick up the Prime Rib. Holy Cow. I hope it fits in my stove!! The meat dept. at Publix is fantastic. They're slicing it off the bone for me and then tying it all together so that it still has that "flavor" but will be easier to serve. Bou will be here anytime to start in on the wonderful desserts she has planned. We've got some of the salads done, so it's just pulling together the finishing touches.

Last night was wonderful. Everyone had such a good time.

I wish Harvey and Beloved Wife had been awake about an hour ago. I came back to the family room from freshening my coffee. There, floating past my pool cage, were about 15 hot air balloons. The sun is shining, the sky is that perfect shade of blue - it's chilly, but just stunning! I grabbed their camera to get a picture for them but couldn't figure out how to turn it on. Dang. But it was beautiful. I opened the sliding glass door and could hear the passengers laughing and talking. Sure sounded like they were having a good time!

Well, I better get myself in gear. Lots to do today.....but it's all worth it. I STILL can't believe they are all here. It's just wonderful!!! Can't wait to see what happens today!

Posted by Tammi at February 12, 2005 09:03 AM | TrackBack

Please take pictures....I'd love to see all your smiles even if I have to sign up for snapfish!

Posted by: michele at February 12, 2005 10:16 AM

I'm wondering how you managed to find enough meat and alcohol to feed that mob you have gathered there...

Posted by: Ogre at February 12, 2005 05:01 PM

I swear that Prime Rib was HUGE. I said 7 rib, I thought it was a quarter rib. NOOOOOO....it's was half a flippin' cow! We have all been eating like crazy and there is STILL 1/2 of the roast left.

And if I may say so myself....it is really really good.......


Posted by: Tammi at February 12, 2005 08:34 PM

"couldn't figure out how to turn it on"

I'll bet that's the first time that's ever happened to you ;-)

And I'll also say that prime rib KICKED ASS! :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 15, 2005 11:42 AM