June is Busting Out All Over

It's June, the month of many celebrations.  Did you attend a bridal shower, hold a yard sale, go to a graduation party or plan a weekend getaway?  If you asked me, my answers would be yes, yes, yes and yes.  Every weekend has been busy, busy, busy, happy, happy, happy, and lots of organizing time, people and stuff.

The month began with the continuing preparations for a bridal shower, and the theme was what else - the beach!  There was menu planning, favor ordering, centerpiece creating, cake designing, photography booking, and calming down the mother of the bride.  Of course, it turned out beautifully; the bride was surprised and happy, the guests enjoyed a fun afternoon sipping sangria, getting to know one another to mark their answers on the Bridal Shower Bingo cards, and competing in the toilet paper bride contest.  One event down, three to go.

The days leading up to the yard sale were full of sorting, cleaning, pricing, packing and  sign making.  Don't we all just have too much stuff?  Yard sales and early birds are the perfect complement to too much stuff, and the sunshine-y, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky day was the perfect backdrop for a robust morning of getting rid of all that stuff.  Donating the leftovers was an even better use of the stuff.  The volunteer from Project Home Again was terrific in helping to deliver the unsold and unwanted items to its warehouse, and making an extra trip to the library to drop off books for the annual book sale. Couldn't have done it without you, Audrey!

Then came the graduation party.  There was lots of cooking, arranging and re-arranging the contents of all available refrigerators to hold the trays upon trays of the graduate's favorite homemade dishes, counting out cups for the strawberry shortcakes, assigning serving platters to every menu item, more centerpiece creating, and last minute runs to the grocery store.  Meanwhile the newly painted walls were drying while mulch was being put down, and a new bathroom installed.  You know how it is when you're expecting company.  

Surely the weekend getaway is the time to kick back and relax, right?  Well, yes, as long as someone has confirmed the hotel reservation, booked the ferry rides, finished  the laundry and packed the suitcases.  Busy, busy, busy.  Happy, happy, happy.

I'm exhausted.