I’ve been reading through old screenplay drafts this week, and it’s almost like reading old diaries. There’s something really satisfying about tracking your progress as a storyteller this way.
It’s kinda cool.
But let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about glue guns instead.
I had a small picnic recently and because I’m into being budget conscious at the moment I decided to recycle elements from my nautical birthday party two years ago.
My stenciled buckets made a comeback, among other things.
This is a pretty terrible picture of them, but you get the idea.
It would not have been a challenge to just pull old party props out of a closet so I decided to throw some sharks into the mix. (That’s where the glue gun came in.)
I glued a shark on a lid. Get excited for me.
Actually, I glued a lot of sharks on lids.
So many pretty ocean predators.
If you’re wondering what I did with the jars, I’ll show you.
I put pea soup in them.
This is the recipe for the pea soup, in case you want it.
And now I’m going to relax because someone told me today is the start of a holiday weekend.
I don’t want to start all of my posts with an apology, so let’s just skip that part. Let’s pretend it’s acceptable that I’ve been ostensibly absent from the internet for months and get on with happy, pretty stuff like flowers and cupcake towers, K?
If you’ve been following me forever, you might remember my unattractive meltdown about doing my own flowers for my Peter Pan Party back in 2012. If you haven’t been reading that long, consider yourself lucky. (Self pity is not attractive.)
I’m like a new person now or something.
I recently went to the flower district downtown and almost died from a peony OD.
Legit peony mainlining.
If you’re wondering how someone who hates one-way streets and $5-an-hour parking meters ended up downtown, I will tell you.
My friend Susan needed help with the flowers for her mother-in-law’s birthday dinner, and for some reason she thought I could help her. I love Susan so super much that I got over my issues with downtown and went with her to the flower district.
It’s pretty amazing to go from nearly curling up in the fetal position at the thought of putting poppies in a vase to having someone ask you to do floral arrangements for their MIL’s 70th.
Here’s my handiwork:
I’m almost a florist now.
And just for fun, I also did an arrangement for my friend Sarah’s upcoming 80’s party.
I made the cupcakes too ‘cuz I just can’t stop.
So, that’s me and my flower update.
I’ve come a long way, right?