Friday, September 18, 2009


I did something last night I haven't done for years, and the result was better than I expected.  I had a party at my house, for a friend with a home business.

The old Lisa with rejection issues tried to rear her ugly head.  She told the new Lisa who likes to think she doesn't care if somebody doesn't like her (she lies to herself alot) that people wouldn't come, they wouldn't mix and mingle if they did, that now was a terrible time to ask people to come view a friend's business and ask them to spend money on her things, that the cream-puffs weren't good enough (they weren't, the filling didn't set, they were soup-puffs.) that her home wasn't nice enough, that the parking wasn't sufficient enough, etc.

Then it happened, Amy, (my friend with the business called "AtHome" ---LOVE the product line, SOOOOO great, if only I could actually have that 180 dollars I "saved" on groceries this week or an unlimited budget.) said, tell them they don't have to buy anything and you just want to have them over to enjoy their company!...and it took all the pressure off, and they came!

And we ate our soup-puffs, and our Thai-Sweet-Chili dip with Morton's Multi-grain crackers...mmmmm and our grapes and our pistachios, and we drank raspberry sparkling water from plastic cups, and we mixed and mingled, and we oohed and awed, and perhaps even coveted the beautiful things Amy brought to display. (I totally forgot to take a picture, I had actually planned to take pictures, but I got busy holding the baby with the cutest hair I've ever seen!)

So the new Lisa that tells herself she doesn't care if people don't like her, kicked the old Lisa with rejection issues upside the head and said "Take That Jackass-not only did the one's who RSVPd they'd be there come, but a few who said they couldn't came at the last minute!"

Of course my good feeling was quickly dampered when my husband walked in the house from a movie with his dad and said "Did you not invite my mom tonight?"...oh crap.  You know what, at 4:00 in the afternoon after talking to one of my sis's in law I realized, I had failed to invite her.  I guess I should have called to ask her to come, but I didn't, and now I'm screwed.  But that's not the most embarrassing thing that I've come to know I failed to do before having a party at my house.

The most embarrassing thing is that I forgot to put a fresh roll of toilet paper in the bathroom and it is entirely possible that one or more persons had to drip dry at my party.  ooops.

P.S.  Check out Amy's website, I thought the quality was good, but pay attention to sizes of items, as some of them may be bigger or smaller than you perceive by looking at the pictures. If you see something you can't live without, let me know by Saturday afternoon and we'll add your order to mine (or if you need a paycheck or two between now and when you can order something, let me know and I'll give you my friend Jessie's info and you can order through her the end of October).  Or, if you're in AZ, and would like to book a show for Amy to come to your home, e-mail me and I"ll get you her contact info.


Kristina P. said...

I am throwing a baby shower tomorrow for my bloggy friend, and for some reason, I am really nervous about it. I think because it's a meet and greet/shower. It's for people who have been following her blog.

Your menu sounded wonderful!