Yes, that's what I've been doing, spinning in circles. There are so many things that I want to accomplish, and can't seem to settle on one specific task to complete first. I've found myself going from task to task, and back to another task, repeatedly. That's right, spinning in circles. First off, life has gone crazy, lots going on here, but nothing exciting enough to share. It's just been family life, doctor's appointments (lots of them), teeth pulled, orthodontist appointment (different kids), cats, school, classes, dinner, boyfriend/girlfriend dramas. Yes, that's more than one set of drama. You get the idea.....family life. The one thing that I haven't had time to do, is be creative. I do so miss it.
One of the many things that has come up has been the catalog and order sheet for announcements, cap & gown, and all of the other accessories that go along with High School Graduation. That's right, time to start thinking about it. My youngest son, GG, will graduate in June, then it's time for an Open House. Not sure if that thought excites or scares me. We did this 2 years ago with the eldest son, CC. I learned a lot and am now prepared to open our doors and yard to all kinds of friends and family. Well, better prepared.
Two years ago, my son, CC, wanted a slight Asian theme to his Open House and invitations. This time around, I have a son that just shrugs and says, "I don't know." He's been most unhelpful trying to come up with any sort of theme to add to the mix. So it's idea gathering time and time to look at the past and see what worked and what didn't and what should be done differently to make the day easier for me. To get in gear, let's look at some pictures from the Open House 2 years ago.
We had 2 tents, one larger and one smaller. Paper lanterns with the school color ribbons hanging from the top.
|Inside of the large tent. Vegetable garden in the background, and perennial bed to the right of the vegetable garden.|
|Looking to the back of the yard while standing on the deck.|
|Candy dish on the cheap and cute. Matching chopsticks to boot.|
|Inside of the small tent looking at the larger tent in front of the shed.|
|Inside of the larger tent looking toward the smaller tent. Loved the lanterns hanging from the ceiling.|
|Another look into the larger tent from the smaller tent.|
|Name cards for menu items made from the left over scrap booking paper that was used for the invitations.|
|Quick, easy, cute, and very sturdy plasticware holders.|
|Lantern hanging in trees really helps decorate the yard.|
|Nice shot of some of the plants. The plants in the urn didn't grow so well that year.|
Have fun, bundle up and stay warm.