Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where are the yard guys?

Sweetness and TLP
It's Thursday, which is usually the day that TLP and I go to the grocery store. Mr. B had instructions for me to give to the yard guys and requested that we not go to the store until they arrived. Well, it's 5 p.m. and the yard guys haven't arrived. No yard guys. No grocery store. No dinner.

Tomorrow is the last week that Dr. Mc has Friday off of work. During the summer months she works four 10-hour days and has Fridays off. I'm not sure if she dislikes being at work for 10 hours or working on Fridays more. It's a hard choice for her.

Today I'm creating a blog about the changes that will take place along Allen Parkway. The City of Houston is spending $11 million dollars to add parking spaces, lights and crosswalks. The project is supposed to take 18 months, but these things usually take longer and run over budget. I'm just not sure the juice is worth the squeeze.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Look closely and you can see TLP's new top tooth.
For the first time in four or five years I'm NOT planning an event for White Linen Night in the Heights. This annual event, which takes place on the first Saturday in August, has gotten so big and crowded that my client decided not to host his private party this year. I'm not the least bit sad that I won't be setting up, staging and working a party this year.

It was 2013 when we had a portion of The Suffers playing at the private party. That wouldn't be a possibility this year, as the band has gotten so popular (i.e., expensive) and seems to be on the road all the time.

Today I'm creating a press release and writing a few blogs, including one about White Linen Night.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Done, done and done!

TLP splashing in his kiddie pool on
a hot Sunday afternoon. 
I spent Saturday and Sunday afternoons addressing wedding invitations. Yes, I learned cursive when I was in school so I usually address everything because I have the perfect teacher handwriting. In fact, I often get asked if I was a teacher when people see my handwriting. Dr. Mc never learned cursive. She always prints, usually in all caps. Sweetness is left handed so her cursive isn't that great.

Dr. Mc and I had quite the set up for addressing envelopes. While I was addressing wedding invitations, she was working on invitations for TLP's first birthday party and entertaining him. It's so hard to believe that in just a few weeks he will be a year old. From a rocky start he has come a very long way! We are so blessed to have such a happy and healthy baby.

Today I'm creating a drive to the post office to mail everything. I'm so excited to have completed all of the addressing. Then I'll be working on blogs and a magazine article.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday has arrived

It's so cute how babies will sleep with their bottoms in the air.
Dr. Mc has the day off. She came into the house around 9 a.m. with TLP. We played for awhile, had a bath and a nap, and then they were gone. She is housesitting for her dad and step-mom while they are in Florida. Is it cooler in Florida than in Houston? I hope so.

Now I'm trying to motivate myself to have a shower, get dressed and run some errands. It's so much easier to run errands without TLP in tow. Unfortunately I'm still sitting on the couch in my stretchy pants and Mr. B's shirt. I'm meeting Sweetness and Girafferty at 4 p.m. for cake tasting. Now that's something I can get excited about!

Today I'm creating a magazine article and an outline for future blogs. Nothing exciting.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Such a happy boy!

TLP's mama brought him in the house around 6:45 a.m. He was the perfect house guest in that he drank his bottle and went back to sleep for an hour. I also went back to sleep for an hour. It was the perfect beginning to a Thursday morning!

Yesterday I got all the envelopes for the wedding invitations. Yes, we are running behind in getting the invitations mailed, but that has to do finding a new "celebration" space for Saturday night at the last minute. Hopefully I'll be able to address the envelopes today and put them in the mail tomorrow.

Today I'm creating a trip to the grocery store with TLP. He liked the grocery store last week so hopefully he'll be OK again, today.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hump Day

Bath time for baby.
I was so tired after work yesterday that I went home and was asleep by 5 p.m., for what I thought would be a short nap. Instead I woke up at 8 p.m. I thought I wouldn't be able to sleep last night, but I was back asleep at 10 p.m. and slept through the night. I should be rested!

After two days of grumpy baby, TLP was back to his smiley self this morning. He has one new tooth on the top and another getting ready to pop out, so I guess he has reason to be grumpy.

Today I'm doing preplanning for an event in November and another in February. I'm also writing press materials. Tomorrow I'll start addressing envelopes to mail out wedding invitations, if my little friend will cooperate!


Monday, July 20, 2015

It never fails

TLP's first trip to Neiman's.
I want to start eating better so what happened? A friend of Mr. B's returned after two weeks in Hawaii and brought a box of chocolates for us. Well, there's always tomorrow. Hand me another chocolate, dear.

Sweetness, Dr. Mc and TLP went to Neiman's today to get one of the dresses Sweetness selected for her wedding. I thought we were in a parallel universe because, at 6:30 p.m., there was no traffic on I-10 or the West Loop. This never happens at this time of the day. I found the perfect pair of Rene Caovilla shoes for me to wear to the wedding. Two-inch heel. Perfect. Signature silver glittered outsole. Good. Swarovski crystal-embellished lace. Fancy! Alas, they didn't come home with me. At $1,250 + tax the purchase would have been a record high for me and perhaps an expenditure that would push Mr. B to his limit with my spending habits.

Today I'm creating a press release, revisions to two bios, and interviewing another woman for her bio. And it just wouldn't be right if I didn't work on a blog.