Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Best Laid Plans

I did it. I planned a little social distance party. I don’t plan many parties but our neighbor retired from teaching recently.  In this crazy time I thought it would be fun to surprise her with a little shindig. I didn’t go to a lot of trouble. A banner and some little tissue lanterns, set up the tables with space in between, cleaned the yard as much as possible. It was all set. 

Alas, it was not meant to be. The last minute, the guest of honor had to cancel. Dog had a hurt foot, needed her attention, couldn’t be left alone. Ah well.  I get it. 

The rest of us still got together. We still had a bunch of fun. 

We’ll go over and give her our gifts tomorrow. I really don’t like throwing parties 🎉 

14 comments:

  1. was the dog story true, or a "white lie" to get out of a party? at least your efforts were not wasted and you had some fun.

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    1. Roo got hurt and is a very shy dog. I got it. She would not have been happy sitting in the backyard with us.

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  2. I join you in that last line. Sorry she couldn't come to her own party.
    We have friends coming in October. I pray they still can and things aren't worse. We aren't doing any tourist things but it will be fun to see she and her partner none the less.

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    1. I hope so too but, right now, the numbers are just going up.

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  3. So kind of you to throw a safe social distance party, even if the guest of honor couldn't attend. Good intentions are so much needed in these times.

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  4. What a nice idea, I'm sure the guest of honor would have enjoyed it. Glad you had a great time. Stay safe!

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  5. If numbers are going up, she was probably frightened. I know I am. Our numbers are galloping, and this time the target of the virus seems to be young ones too.
    Anyway, the party was a lovely gesture on your part!

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    1. Thanks Duta. Her dog was hurt but I get it, most of us are a little more careful

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  6. You’re a kind and thoughtful friend! Well done.

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  7. You're a great friend,. I'm sorry she couldn't attend but glad that you could be with the others at a safe distance. That was such a nice thing to do.

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  8. sorry it didn't pan out, but how thoughtful of you!

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