I am so delighted, the landscaper will be back next week to start on the new sprinkling system. The bid came in well below what I thought it might be (far below another quote I had gotten a few years ago). Once that is done, the yard care will become so much more enjoyable and manageable for me. It eases my mind a bit. And Jenn and Zach spent a couple of hours yesterday with me planning their marriage party (we are not calling it a wedding reception - it's a party!). It will be casual food, mostly catered, and should be lots of fun. We are going to do some hand chopping of some veggies. And we want to do the chocolate-dipped fruit ouselves. I hope we can manage it.
I am thinking in terms of BP and AP -- before party and after party. It's just a month away. I feel we have plenty of time to be ready.