Thursday, June 21, 2007
Spring ehem.. Summer Cleaning
Hello again dear blog, its been a while hasn't it? Well anyhoo, Today I have some interesting things to share with you about my hectic past week. So, this Saturday is my cousin's Graduation party.. Wow I cant believe she has graduated Highschool already.. The years pass by soo quickly!! So, as is usual, a graduation party entails, and my Aunt and I have been planning the whole entire thing for the past month and a half. We have had to do alot of planning with the food since most of my big Italian family is going to be there, and we are going to need ALOT of food!! My Aunt decided to not have it catered, so myself and my Aunt (who is not a very talented cook) are going to be preparing and cooking EVERYTHING, other then some baked ziti, cookies, and of course, the cake. I have no idea what I am going to be stuck with, I say that even though I do enjoy cooking! There are so many dishes I cannot even name them without writing a book! And of course not only cooking is involved in parties, setting up is going to be a nightmare, ughhh, tomorrow I am going to be stressin' out!! Not to worry, I do well under pressure ;)
I already know that I am going to be making some Hazelnut Blondies from this magazine, and since they include hazelnuts and Nutella, I am sure that my family is going to adore them!! I cannot wait to see everyone, since I usually only see them during our church's feast in August, where we have a big party at a cousins house. We used to have a family reunion, but thats a whole other post! Back to the whole party, this past week can be summed up into shopping, preparing, and cleaning. Since I live next to my Aunt, yes isn't that a coincidence, and our driveways connect, I also had to make sure my house was spick and span, including the outdoors. So that is why you will see the paint "can" above, with the white paint for the side of the garage. I also did some major cleaning of my veggie garden, which I call it that, even though it hasn't seen a veggie planted in it for years since it was soo overgrown. Hey, atleast now I might be able to get those raised beds I've been dreaming of!! Yesterday I tackled the kitchen, and today the living room and dining room. Right now my house looks perfect, I just hope it can stay that way for the next few days!! As I was cleaning, my pretty garden angel which is actually made of plastic was pushed off of its table by a curtain rod and it broke into tons of pieces. I took a picture of it, so that I didn't feel so bad throwing it out, and to show you how pretty it was! As for the last photo, its of some picture frames hanging in my kitchen which I revamped by adding some new paper. As for now, thats all I can write, in a little bit I'm off to go running at the track with my sister, and who knows what else I have to do with the party. I'm thinking for the next post something to do with cooking, since I am going to be cooking up a storm this weekend, and maybe a few pictures from the party? Okay, well until next time, Wishing you a clean and tidy house, and some good time cooking in the kitchen!