Sometimes things just start to stack up on you. This weekend was one of those times. We had homework from our contractor which included a few trips to tile showrooms, carpet showrooms and picking out drawer and door pulls.
Then we had a family bithday party. Emily Rose turned one and there were 35 kids, 8 years old and under, plus all the accompanying adults at her party. It was one of the most organized child birthday parties I have ever attended. It was held in the church hall. Joe and Cathy, the parents, had set up stations all around the room. There was the Lego building station. the temporary tattoo station, the coloring station, the bead and tiara station, the buffet and the cake and ice cream station. The kids were so occupied that it was actually a very low key event with lots of good adult conversation. Good job, Zieglers! John, of course, taught all the kids how to hang spoons off their noses. I love being back among this huge extended family of my daughter-in-law's. They are loving, kind, fun and just really, really good people. Some of you Art Continuum attendees may remember them from the Friday Night Preview Party. They were our security and manned the T-shirt, tote bag booth.
Pam and Richard Sussman gifted us this weekend with a perfect housewarming present. Pam said she couldn't decide between the two lovely glass pieces, so I got a bonus gift!
I was thinking about decisions and how they affect our lives. Who would have thought that Tim's decision to go to Miami University of Ohio after high school in Connecticut would affect my life so much. He met Karen there, they married and eventually Tim convinced me to move near him. Enter the Block the Art Continuum, Stampers Anonymous, etc, etc, etc. I could go further back. When I was 5, my parents moved to CA from NY. If they hadn't I wouldn't have grown up with John and eventually married him and because of Tim's decision to go to Miami of Ohio, blah, blah, blah!
What seemingly minor decisions in your life made a lasting impact?