I am a blogging slug. I just made that up. Blogging Slug -- means someone too lazy (or busy otherwise) to post to her blog! Like me. Up to my eyeballs in preparing for the youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah... a mere 3-1/2 weeks away! What have I been doing? Preparing the program, contracting with the caterer for the kids' party in the evening, searching for musical entertainment for the luncheon, tracking RSVPs (and the LACK of them*), ordering things like light-up bracelets and blow-up ukeleles for the evening party, ordering kippot, ordering balloon arrangements for the evening party, scheduling an airbrush tattoo artist for the evening party, ordering goodies for the luncheon centerpieces (no clues here... I know some of you who read this blog and I want it to be a surprise, haha!) Having done this twice before, I also realize that I have SO MUCH MORE to deal with! All of our family are out-of-towners, so I will have to put together hospitality bags. I also need to print up directions so our guests can find their way from temple to the reception, etc. And I want to have some kind of goodies set out for after the service, since not all of the guests are invited to the luncheon. (Don't fret -- I only mean the kiddies who are going to the night party, but not the luncheon. Still, I should have "something" set out for them. Candy bars? Fruit? I don't yet know.)
At least the landscaping of the front and side yards is all done. I just have to get my butt out there to water the gardens a little more frequently. And the painting in the house is all done. I just have to finish hanging the pictures, etc. Those were BIG jobs, and having them behind us is a relief.
Now, it comes down to making hair and manicure appts., making sure everybody has the right clothes for all of the events -- all that sort of stuff. And then re-confirming everything with the photog, the videographer, etc. And in the midst of it all? Working with the Bat Mitzvah girl to make sure she knows her Torah and Haftarah and her speech and all of that!
*This is a mystery to me. Why people can't simply fill in their name on a response card, put it into the pre-addressed and pre-stamped response envelope and stick it in a mailbox? How hard is that? Talk about slugs....