The day started off with a bang when I discovered that the cat had brought in a frog. A live frog. And the dog chased it under the stove before I could catch it. No problem. Easy breezy. I was just going to hope that it either came out before the group arrived (which it did) or after they had left.
The next surprise was the dishwasher broke. We had picked up new glasses so we would have something nice for this group and I ran them through the dishwasher which left rock hard white spots on them. Well, them and every other glass and dish in there. I tried soaking them in vinegar, experimented with CLR and eventually moved on to the magic eraser. Thankfully the magic eraser worked but it wasn't without vigorous scrubbing and who really has time to wash dishes 3 times with company coming?
No problem. Still easy breezy.
When I discovered that the only ice bucket we have is bright summer plastic blue, I didn't flinch. It would do.
When I realized that we didn't have enough of the nice wine glasses (because I broke one a few months ago), I grabbed the less than pretty glasses, put them in the mix, and chose to think of it as eclectic instead of mismatched.
|Pretty one is on the right|
When I did this, I ran some cold water over it and carried on.
|Not a meal until someone gets burned|
When the roast wouldn't cook fast enough, I cranked up the heat, poured more wine for everyone and added a few extra crackers to the appetizer tray. Easy breezy.
And you know what? It worked. I didn't get tense and neurotic, I asked someone to make the martinis for me (which ended up being a big source of entertainment and laughter), and everyone seemed to have a good time. Even me.
Well, until I woke up this morning to do these:
By hand. :)
The dishwasher is now fixed apparently. The fellow who came out this morning to look at it suggested I change detergents. Yep, that was the big problem. Not broken at all. I guess I should be happier but let's just say this conversation about the detergent was an expensive one and leave it at that. After all, we're easy breezy, right?!