Saturday, January 28, 2006

How to kill a dinner party

All the planning. All the prep work. All the cleaning (okay, I would have done all the cleaning anyway). All for nothing. The most sure-fire way to kill a dinner party before it even starts . . . .

have the hostess come down with a cold the day before!!!!!

It's my own fault. I went shopping with my friend Barb on Thursday and was stupid enough to say "I'm probably jinxing myself, but Pea and I have both made it through the winter so far without any bad colds". When ever you start to utter a sentence that begins with the words "I'm probably jinxing myself . . . " DO NOT FINISH IT!!! Bite your tongue. Duct tape your mouth. Do whatever it takes!!!!!!

I actually do feel better today than I did yesterday, but not well enough to host a big party. Not to mention, touch food that other people will eat. People with small children who catch every germ anyway. And one person who is pregnant. That would not be good. So Pea called them all, and we'll start looking to reschedule. I now have plenty of time to knit - but it's a very disappointing way to earn some knitting time. And what will I do with all those meatballs I made (pre-cold, of course)? I'm one of the very few Italian people I know who hates meatballs. Maybe it's because I'm only half Italian?? (But my Italian grandmother told me she didn't really like them either, so I'm in good company) Will trade MEATBALLS for YARN!!!!

12 comments:

christine said...

I'll trade..........yummy. Do they have onions in them? I have a serious onion phobia.....
Happy Knitting, and I do hope that you feel better soon.......

Laura said...

My husband would be up for that trade. First, he would get some yummy meatballs. Lately his idea of a good meal is meat with a side of ... meat. (I hate the Atkins diet.) Second, the house would lose some of its yarn. LOL! Hope you are feeling better!

JessaLu said...

I hope you feel better soon - I hear meatballs are good for a cold ;o)

hehehe, just kidding

Mama -E said...

I am so sorry!! i wish we lived closer... the cowboy lives on meatballs!!

Chris said...

Hmmm, what kind of meatballs? Are they made with sausage or just ground beef? I just finished my Lasagna for the evening. Without Italian sausage, boo hoo. Hubster doesn't like it with sausage. What does he know. What do I know, neither one of us has any Italian blood! Mostly German and for me Scots. Hope you feel better soon!

Cathy said...

Freeze those meatballs for next time :) I make 10 lbs at a time. I'm so sorry your dinner party was cancelled and that you are feeling so sick. I hope you are feeling better quickly and that you get some quality knitting time in :) Rest and take care of yourself!

knittinmom said...

Mmm! I'll take some meatballs! Although with your luck with the USPS, I don't want you to mail them to me ;-> !

Hope you feel better soon!

candsmom said...

Oh no, Karen!! I'm so sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Being sick is no fun, especially when I know how much you were looking forward to dinner with your friends. No more "I'm jinxing myself" sentences!! ;-) Mmmm, meatballs sound SO good right now and unlike the other Christine, I hope they have LOTS of onion and garlic in them! ;-) I love all the smelly aromatics. And I think we're going to have to work on your meatball and mashed potatoes phobia, missy, heehee! ;-) Hope you feel better soon and take care! :-)

Sonya said...

Too bad there isn't a way to send meatballs and yarn that's as quick as email. You do have me rethinking the salmon I was going to have for lunch. Hope you're feeling better soon. And remember, anything that buys you some extra knitting time ain't all bad. ;o)

Ragan said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Kym said...

oh no!! I'm so sorry you are sick :( i think EVERYONE is sick right now. sucks.

feel better soon!

Kym said...

oh no!! I'm so sorry you are sick :( i think EVERYONE is sick right now. sucks.

feel better soon!

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