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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Hippy Chick and My Dump!

Get a load of my little hippy chick, Marlo Thomas wanna-be! T was all tricked out in her 60's garb, hoop earrings and everything. I attempted to give her a bit of a Laura Petrie hairdo, with so-so results. Remember her flip-action?













I thought T looked FAB!

My front door on the other hand? Not so much.

Which brings up my next point: My dump of a house.

This birthday party thing is turning into a colassal money pit. Despite the recovery of our treasured decorations last night, I'll be shelling out even more money than I ever anticipated. So much for financial restriction!

The problem is, if I'm going to have people over to my house, there are certain things that really must be done. I haven't had a real party in over 5 years, so things have pretty much gone to pot. I need my house painted. I need a bit of landscaping work done: sodding, mulch, extra plants here and there. My outside table and chairs need a thorough sanding and painting, I've been meaning to paint the furniture in T's room white so that it all matches, etc. You get the idea.

Once I start looking around the place and picturing it through the eyes of strangers, my little casa gringa, our oasis in the heart of little havana, is looking a bit like...well...hell! If I had been having my annual parties through the years, odds are these jobs would have been taken care of long ago. Instead, I'm faced with dealing with them now. Better late then never, I guess.

So, I'm praying things stay calm on the 123 front, so that I can get all this accomplished. Fingers crossed everyone!

7 Brilliant Comment(s) from Friends:

Dottie said...

I would disagree with the "dump" reference. It's far from it. Just a few cosmetic things are needed. Don't you know anything in your home is always going to cost more. For the simple reason, you are having people in your home! You could still consider a outside place...

Carol and Taylor said...

Nope...I've gone too far to turn back now. May delay the house painting, maybe not. We shall see.

Anonymous said...

Carol, you are far to hard on yourself. I really don't think you need to paint to have a party, or paint the furniture. I few cosmetic things, maybe sanding the table out back if people are going to be there, but just a good cleaning an decorations and voia la. I am sure your home is lovely.
Kathie

Anonymous said...

And, forgot to say, T looked just like Marlo Thomas...great job on the clothes. What a beautiful little girl...
Kathie

Gramma said...

Guests will be coming to celebrate T's special day! They will not be judging your home and in years to come T will remember the grand time she and her friends had due to all your planning for her and will NOT
remember what condition your home may or may not be in. And do not describe your home as a dump to T!!
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else that your house is beautiful - I love it! Do a few of the cosmetic improvements to make yourself feel better and remember the most important thing. Alcohol will be served at the party! Instead of beer goggles you will have cocktail goggles!

Taylor looks adorable! I can't believe how grown up she is!

xoxo,
Cecilia

Connie said...

Don't call the 1st Street Casa a "dump" because it isn't. It's a homey, loving, home. The Hippy Chick is the cutest yet. Love the hair creation. xox

A marvelous plan was made in the stars,
to create a miracle across the ocean so far....
Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
it would take to bring us this joy called "Taylor"....
Now three lives are blessed and somewhere in the stars,
the planners are smiling, as we all are.
-Anon.




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