One of the haunting, lovely moments of my visit with my mother came when we gently eased our way into making funeral plans. I wasn't surprised to learn that my mom would love nothing more than a good party after the memorial service. It will be hard to pull one off as good as her parties are. She will be at my side guiding me. It will be her party, through and through. So, in that spirit, here are the RevGAlPal's Friday Five for this week:
1) Would you rather be the host or the guest? I love them both. I can't really choose.
2) When you are hosting, do you clean everything up the minute the guests go home? Will you accept help with the dishes? I don't accept help with the dishes. We have a running joke that "R..., the Muchacha, will be in to clean up." I always pronounce my name with a totally Spanish accent, and I always giggle that so many people really assume that I will have a housekeeper/maid come in to do the cleanup. I usually start with the clean up but seldom finish.
3) If you had the wherewithal, and I guess I mean more than money, to throw a great theme party, what would the theme be? An under-the-sea party for my daughter, complete with a tea party on the ocean floor, with dolphins and sea horses and an underwater symphony. Piero, a wonderful Argentinian singer has this great song about the "unfinished symphony in Sea minor"--hammer heads play the drums, sea bass the bass, you get the idea. I can close my eyes and see it all now!
4) What's the worst time you ever had at a party? When my spouseman was 2 hours late because he and his buddies were out on a dove shoot and all three other wives with me got really angry and drunk. Me, I was just angry. Not fun...
5) And to end on a brighter note, what was the best? The one when my husband and I kissed for the first time. Love is a burnin' thing!