Thursday was filled with little things, like laundry, finish knitting my sister-in-law's birthday present, blocking it, etc. It's lovely though, see?
Then, Joann and I went shopping for our day of cooking for the big weekend shindig. We went to Shop Rite, the scene of many an embarrassing shopping trip when we were kids (just ask Jo's sister). Joann loves me. She bought me Tasty Kakes Butterscotch Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes.
Friday, we met at the new and improved Fire Hall for the cookfest. The new kitchen is nice and we were able to spread out and get a lot done at once. However, there was a lot to be done and we were there for 5-6 hours! Our legs were killing us when we got done. But we weren't done yet. After a brief trip to WalMart, we went back to Jo's to make napkin/flatware bundles (in purple and white, the school colors). In fact, everything was purple and white right down to the serving spoons. When Joann does something, she doesn't half-ass it.
Today, the party day, we started early. I got the Swedish Meatballs going in the crock pot while Bryan and the menfolk set up the tents and Joann got the food table set up. Jo and I went back to WalMart to pick up the two 6' submarine sandwiches and the cake. After a momentary heart attack at the bakery counter when they couldn't find the cake (deep cleansing breaths), we ran back to the house. The party was a success. The food was good and plentiful. The guests were merry and many. And my introvert godson managed to come out, greet folks, and enjoy his graduation party. All in all, it was totally worth the trip.