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Then we flew home to throw together a fun open house at our home. Many hands do make light work! Friends made fruit salads, chopped veggies, polished silver, and loaned beautiful serving pieces. My niece, Kara, and I had one frantic day shopping for tablecloths, baskets, navy napkins, white serving dishes, and food items. I made the first cake (my son had requested his favorite chocolate sheet cake). The next day family and friends arrived amid torrential downpours - - yes, it rains often in Seattle, but gentle rain, not downpours. I made the second cake. And the day of the open house, I made the third cake.
While the day of the open house was cloudy and dreary, our home was filled with food, flowers, fun, family, and friends! Sunday morning, the bride and groom headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Two of my right-hand helpers (daughter and son-in-law) headed home to Portland. Kara (my niece from Oklahoma and a fellow teacher) stayed behind for this week's party.
A sorting, purging, and filing party is occurring this week in room 104. Our goal for the week is to get many stacks and boxes of papers sorted and filed. In order to accomplish this, we have to do some purging because all my available file drawers are filled to capacity.
It was hard to head to school yesterday since I've had no time to catch my breath since school was out. However, at the end of the day, we had made considerable headway with my immediate desk area and three file drawers. Today, we're off for day 2 of our sorting, purging and filing party!