People don't usually forget the parties I host, but not for the reasons Suzanne implied. At the last party I threw (for the women in my church), I unwittingly made a guest cry by telling her that it was inappropriate to take half of a cake home to her husband.
For obvious reasons, it was decided that Tina's hostessing duties will include engaging our table guests in polite small talk; my job is to avoid making facial expressions and any noises that may be interpreted as Morse Code or a death moan. I have also been asked not to count the number of eclairs each guest consumes, nor am I allowed to say the words "Swine Flu."
"If you don't like people, why did you sign up to be a hostess?" Tina asked me yesterday, as we hot glued plastic flowers to ribbon napkin ring holders.
I responded that I like people just fine; it's being in large groups of them that is hard for me.
"Would counting eclairs help alleviate some of your anxiety?" Tina asked me, rolling her eyes.
"Yes," I replied. "And maybe one small allusion to pigs."
I'll let you know how it goes. Now excuse me while I go make/buy the eclairs that I'm going to be counting from 6-8pm tonight.
Today's mom--D0lores from Texas--was nominated by her sister Marisol.
Here are her stats:
* mom of FOUR young boys
* wife to one awesome hubby
* garbage disposal just went out
* substitute teacher (I substituted for a middle school class once. Never again).
* mom of FOUR young boys
* washing machine just broke
*mom of FOUR young boys (check out the little guy in front of his mom! I am loving it!)
As a mom to 4 boys, D0lores' house must, at times, smell less than fresh. Boys are awesome, but many refuse to shower when necessary (I know from experience). Thanks to consultant/distributor Selena Livingstone, D0lores will be getting some much needed help in the form of a non-toxic, eco-friendly Get Clean Starter Kit from Shaklee valued at $160!
Featured on Oprah's Favorite Things Show, this kit includes bottles of super concentrated dish washing soap, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, laundry detergent, window cleaner...and more. In addition to saving tons of water, the kit replaces replaces 830 bottles or boxes of conventional ready-to-use cleaning products. Gotta love that!
Dolores will also receive a free one-year membership for Shaklee U.S. valued at $19.00.
Everyone else can enter one of Shaklee's monthly drawing for $200 worth of
products at www.landofand.com/
In addition, Dolores will also receive a special WICKLESS CANDLE gift set from SCENTSY . The only thing that stinks (to use an appropriate pun) about these candles is that they remove the fire hazard and thus half the fun of having candles in a home with small children.
D0lores' gift set includes one Plug-In Warmer and one Scentsy Bar of her choice from Scentsy Superstar consultant Lori Hall. FYI: Scentsy offers 45 beautiful deluxe warmers, 12 plug-in warmers and over 80 scentsational scents available in wax bars, room sprays and car candles. All of their candles are wickless, flameless, smokeless, and lead-free! Who knew such a thing was possible?
Come back tomorrow. I've got one more spotlight!