In a moment of madness two weeks ago I said to my mother’s group that I would host it next time – today. I had yesterday off and I tidied the place up – inside and out. And I also made some cupcakes which Jaycee Junior helped me ice this morning and he chose the pink food colouring.
So I made the cupcakes for nothing. I hardly ever bake any more because I would tend to eat nearly all the goods and my body doesn’t need it so I don’t make bake except for occasions like this and home made cooking is so much better than bought stuff.
Not only did I go to the effort of cooking, but having people around like this means a general tidy up around the place. Not that my place is a pigsty but putting things away that have lingered on tables for a little while is a necessity I feel for a number of guests like this. Mowing the lawn and sweeping the pergola area is also a job done in readiness for mother’s group, dinners and barbeques. And as I am the only person who does these jobs they aren’t necessarily done just for the hell of it but usually done in times of need.
So when I got the phone call from the second to last person who couldn’t make it I called the only other mother who was going to come and told her not to worry about it if she didn’t want to. She didn’t want to so it’s been postponed for a week or two.
Instead of sitting out the back looking at the kids running amok and trying to chat with the mothers I got on the computer instead and tried to figure out how to burn a CD so I can view the pictures from my digital camera as a slideshow on my DVD player. I haven’t yet figured it out so if anyone can offer any solutions that aren’t costly I’m listening.