OOOOOHHHHH my eyes are burning. The place is a mess. There are so many dishes to do. And, someone ran off with my artichoke dip. But, all I can say is that the party was a blast. The last guest stayed until the wee hours of the morning. And, who was that hanging from the chandelier? Thanks for all the "gifts" you left. I wasn't really able to mingle with my guests until last night because I was actually being a Mom yesterday. But, when I walked in the door at 7 pm last night, my husband told me that I had hit over 100 comments on one of my posts. Whoa. Whose blog hit over a 100 comments? So what does any good mother do? Gets her kids bathed and in bed lickety-split while the sun is still shining brightly through the blinds in their room so she can get a fix, if you know what I mean. I didn't even get a glass of wine, and I was already up to my eye balls in diet coke with lemon for the day, so I just sat down and read through every single comment and laughed alot. Oh my word, the crazy solicitor stories you all had were great. Also, I was gleeful in knowing that some of you are headed to the "Name Cemetery" with me. I still think I have the biggest headstone, though. For all of you with the "pretty and popular names," can you at least pretend to like the rest of us and come visit when you are done with cheerleading practice? Oh , oh, and I love how all of you tried to make me feel better about my ditzy moments by telling me it was really because us Mom's left all our brain cells in the labor and delivery room. How great is it that we can make each other feel better by blaming the ones who actually gave us the name, "Mom."
What got me a little choked up was all the really, truly nice compliments both here and over on the SITS site. It was truly humbling. And from where I sit, all my new laptop friends are funny, intelligent gals. My kind of gals. The kind of gals I like to hang out with. So, I hope you didn't just stop by for a free meal, a glass of wine and a couple of laughs. Wait, I feel a song coming on...you know the one...Troy and Vanessa...High School Musical..."This could be the start of something new, feels so right to be here with you... yeah yeah yeah...blah blah blah...
Now what? Sigh. Today is really like the day after Christmas...the let down from all the excitement and back to reality. However, my life as a blogger is complete. I can only hope to see that kind of traffic again someday. Until then, I have lots of blogs to check out so that I can hand deliver my "thank you" notes. It may take me awhile, but rest assured, I will visit each and every one of you that came to my party yesterday and left a gift.
Oh, and one last thing, I think one of you left something behind. I found it in the powder room.
That's one "gift" I wish the rightful owner had kept for herself.