I have piped my last cookie, iced my last brownie and stuffed my last gift bag. I have shopped for shoes and tumblers and plates and cups, wine and chocolates and acres of ribbon; I have picked up my last dry cleaning, my last paper towels, gummi bears, scotch tape and gel pens and strapless foundations; there will be no more buying, hauling, stacking, planning, list-making or glittering of table cards.
Because today, gift bags will fly across town – in strategic formation – as out-of-towners arrive this afternoon. Welcome Dinner tonight, Bat Mitzvah service & luncheon tomorrow, big crazy pink and brown disco-dog-themed dinner dance party tomorrow night, brunch on Sunday morning and then – and only then – will I reclaim parts of my brain I once called useful, and my own. And I will see you then.
Have a great weekend!