The story goes pretty much the same as last year, only this year we had only 14 guests actually show up. I finally got into the spirit of things, late, but I did it... with only 2 weeks to go, I got the house ready. I spent 2 days working on last minute stuff, food prep ALL day long on Saturday... all while being sick and in pain, even having to call out from work because I felt so bad. But I kept going, just to throw this party together because I had already committed to it. Had so many people, AGAIN this year, begging for invites, telling me how much they look forward to it, yadda yadda... that I didn't wanna disappoint anyone by canceling.
I did not enjoy the party at all. I will not be throwing one next year. I am very thankful to those friends who did come; they are good sports to stick around the completely boring party that was going on. It was a lot of work, a lot of stress, for not much enjoyment.