December 21, 2009
A Bush Birthday
After a week of meticulous planning and running around like a chook without a head, my fiftieth birthday party is over. Can I relax? Well considering it is four days before Christmas; ah; I don't think so. It is going to be an interesting four days.
I was fairly pleased with how the day went despite the fact that it chose to shower and then set in with rain. I would have loved for it to have been a nice, sunny day, however, sunny it was not. Most farmers would say that rain is the best present of all. And we do need rain. But why after almost four weeks without a drop, did the skies release it's tears on my long anticipated day. Fortunately there were no 'people' tears, but plenty of laughs and happy folk which really is all one could hope for.
It was our first big do on the farm and so we were very anxious as to how it would all turn out. I did just about all of the cooking, no joke, and it has been a very full on week for me. I cooked, I baked, I shopped, I searched, I sewed and I tried to create inviting, warm and welcoming country tables for our guests. I had four tables with similar decor; two tables on the ground and two tables on a raised wooden area that Hubby put together about four weeks ago.
It was a well organised team effort and my kids especially the Borb pitched in to lighten my load. Much appreciated guys. Hubby was amazing. He is the utimate problem solver, together with the nouse to be able to do things himself. As a family unit, we managed to create what we were hoping for and the day went off pretty much without a hitch.
I shall let the pictures do the talking - I am feeling really tired but very satisfied.
Thank you Joan for making my lovely hand decorated, homemade fruit cake. The mud cake was going to be my birthday cake, but after your lovely surprise it was relegated to the dessert table.
Merry Christmas to you and I wish you and your nearest and dearest a safe, peaceful and stressfree festive season. See you next year.