For: Thursday Gather Writing Essential,Valentine's DayPosts, 2/14/13
The prompt: Create a Valentine’s Day Post with a twist
- - - - -
My Valentine’s Day Party.
The invitations were sent and the heart shaped chocolate cake was baked and frosted. The pink strawberry ice cream was waiting in the freezer. The party favors (little packages of chocolate Kisses) were wrapped and tied with a bow. The punch bowl was brought down from the attic and washed and filled with pink valentine punch. The table was decorated with a white crate-paper tablecloth and pretty red napkins and the cutest little paper plates covered in little hearts. The centerpiece was a big pot of greenhouse tulips wrapped in red cellophane florist paper tied with a big white bow. I even bought some festive heart shaped balloons for the table. I was nervous with excitement and anticipation as I waited for my first guest to arrive.
Millie’s daughter called – Millie fell and broke her hip and would not be coming. I’m so sad for Millie and I hope she recovers soon.
George’s wife called – it seems they had unexpected company drop in. Grandkids came home from college wanting to spend Valentines Day with their grandparents. I’m so happy that their grandkids still love to come by and see them. However, I’m thinking that a little more notice would have been the polite thing to do.
Sharon called – she was called out of town. One of her children needed her to babysit so they could attend an office party. I truly understand that grandmothers always make the best babysitters and we love our grandchildren to the exclusion of all others.
The doorbell rang and it was my cousin June’s daughter with a big bouquet of fresh daffodils. It seems that June wanted to come but had to extend her regrets and apologies (the flowers). June’s arthritis was acting up and she was slathered in Ben Gay and didn’t want to offend anyone with the strong smell of the stuff.
Jim called to make his apologies for not coming. - They can't come. Jim’s wife, Susan, has an excruciating migraine and he just can’t leave her home alone. I understand.
Arlene called – she is just getting over the flu and doesn’t want to spread any germs, she just got out of the hospital. I didn’t even know she was in the hospital. I hope she will be better soon.
Sarah called – she and James just had a water line break and are waiting for the “after hours” plumber to arrive. Bummer, that’s an awful thing to happen. I wonder why it broke. It’s actually quite warm outside. I’m sure there will be an interesting “what happened” story to follow. Things always seem to happen to them at the most inopportune times.
Shorty called – he and Sissie can’t come. He really didn’t give any explanation but said he was sorry for the late notice and looked forward to my next get together.
That left Janice and Brian. I didn’t hear form them and they did not show up. I hope they are well.
So much for my Valentine’s party. I ate cake and ice cream all night long while I watched romantic movies on Netflix. I actually watched Casablanca twice. The cake is all gone along with most of the ice cream. I’m thinking that my grandchildren will enjoy the party favors, everyone loves chocolate. I’ll be eating salads for the rest of the week to offset all that cake; it’s a good thing I like salad.
I gave a Valentine’s Day party and no one came. But hey, I enjoyed my party all by myself. I hope your Valentine’s Day was a very special one.
- - - - -