Monday, November 19, 2012

After party

The housewarming party was the first time we had more than 10 people over. We had around 40 this weekend. It didn't go exactly as I planned, but I think I'm the only one who knew. I was rather stressed about the whole thing, because my home is my workplace, and the improvements are my job. Therefore, the party was like inviting all my friends and family to my job, then compelling them to examine my work. Additionally, Aaron worked overtime this week, and wasn't able to help prepare as much as he anticipated. 

I would insert some pictures of the party here, but I was so busy I didn't take any. I made most of the food, which was a brand new challenge for me. In the end, it wasn't too difficult, just stressful. I also don't think I'll do that again. I had never cooked for more than 4 people. The hardest part was estimating how much 40 people would eat. The answer is a lot. 40 people eat a lot. As much as two people 20 times over,or a couple weeks worth of meals for Aaron & I.

We had a couple friends come late, which gave us a great way to unwind after the chaos of the party. We played board games and grazed on party leftovers. During the party I spent most of my time watching over the kitchen, so it was nice to finally relax. We don't anticipate throwing a housewarming party ever again, since we intend to move somewhat often. Overall, this one-time party was a success. 

Now that the party is over, its time to start the winter projects: cabinet refinishing, new countertops, bathroom flooring, and final painting. It's only been a couple months, but time is moving fast. Our realtor has already found a new house he thinks we would like. The thought another house is a little exhausting right now. I would rather him find a buyer for this house first.