I’m having a bit of writer’s block and I think it’s because I feel like my brain is going to explode. I shouldn’t be surprised, seeing as I feel like I am juggling about a million things at the same time. And I’m not overwhelmed by everything, because they are happening and I can’t change it. I would say that I am excellent at multi-tasking, and have no issues whatsoever in turning my brain off at night. In fact, I look forward to it. But there’s something that has to give sometimes.
Work is crazy busy and I am working on quite a few larger projects and campaigns, that require my undivided attention. I prefer my days to be busy, and I’m learning a lot, so I love it. I am taking an online course, which is winding down. And coming closer to the end means that I have a major final project due, so I have been starting to work on that, which is starting to take up more of my time. Easter is around the corner and I’m having my family at my house this year. Luckily my dad is making the main dish, so I just have to worry about the first course and sides. But hosting comes with another set of responsibilities, which includes organizing a few extra things in my house and making sure there will be a place for everyone.
And of course, this time of year means we are in the thick of the birthday extravaganzas. And it wasn’t until yesterday that I’ve been able to breathe a sigh of relief for my Little Bird’s birthday. If you follow my blog, you know that I created theme-party snobs and both of my girls are always ahead of the curve when it comes to their theme of choice for their birthdays. They like what’s popular; however they usually like it before it is widely available and that means I need to search websites and scour the earth in order to make sure they have everything they want to round out said theme.
This year, the Little Bird is OBSESSED with Disney’s Frozen – like half the world is. The problem is anything related to this movie is sold out. I got lucky and was able to order the plates/napkins/cups/etc. from a website, that I checked every day until it stated one day now available. The stress that has been putting me over the edge has been the cake. Since I have invited her whole class, I need a large cake and really didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg. I called numerous stores for that rice paper transfer to place an edible image on the cake (yes, I was trying to do it myself). I tracked down the Ana and Elsa Disney Infinity characters – and we don’t even have the game! They are for the cake!
Until yesterday, I was feeling doomed. As we get closer to the day, it looked like she was destined to get a plain cake with two characters and a candle. And then, thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I called a grocery store I hadn’t called yet. They confirmed they can put an edible image on a cake! I was already happy with that, but at the end of the conversation with the lovely lady in the bakery department, she mentioned to me that she just received the Frozen cake design and invited me to visit her to place an order that night. I instantly jumped up and almost told the lady that I loved her.
I don’t think so.
It was exactly what I needed to feel like I am close to finishing the plans for her party. And while I drove to the store to place my Frozen cake order with the lovely lady, I wondered if all this effort is worth it? And then I knew when I saw the design, that my Little Bird would be so happy that yes, all the stress over one cake is totally worth it!
So as I figure out a way to stuff 25 loot bags and wrap all my nephews’ Easter presents, organize my dining room and meal plan Easter lunch; I have a final assignment due in 11 days and better start focusing my energy on that next.
Think good thoughts for me! I’m going to need it.