Am I too Anal?April 28, 2008 at 10:43 am | Posted in Random | 19 Comments
Note: the first two paragraphs are total rambling mumbo jumbo … the third paragraph is what’s important
This month is seriously kicking my butt. I’m never busy, I don’t like to be, I prefer to make plans at the last minute and I like never needing a calender. This month has been crazy though. Between going away, being sick (which really isn’t enjoyable relaxation time), two bridal showers for weddings I’m in, baking for said bridal showers and what seems like a million other things I’m ready to tap out and take a nap on my desk. Yesterday was my first day off in awhile and I woke up at 11:45 and was back asleep from 2-6pm. I’m still tired.
This weekend I had baking to do for the bridal shower and I kinda sorta don’t have any pictures for you. I was running extremely late because I had tripped, knocked over milk, did some milk surfing, a split and dropped half of the cake I was making for the shower. That meant I needed to bake a second cake, let it cool enough for me to frost it and make the 45 min drive to the shower location in 1.5 hrs … ugh not happening. That second cake didn’t have time to set after I frosted it because I walked out the door 2 seconds later so it went slip sliding all over the place. Somehow, I was able to save it and got tons of compliments on it, but damn I don’t want to do that ever again. And my edible arrangement and trifle 😦 they were so damn cute, but I was in such a rush pictures were never taken.
So this brings me to the real reason for my post. At the shower, the bridal party’s gifts were the last to be opened. The group gift was opened, then the gift from me and two of the other BMs was opened. While the second gift I was a part of was being opened the MOH got up and started putting out dessert. Now, I made all of the dessert and there were still last touches that needed to be complete before they were put on the table. Of course I wasn’t going to leave while the gift I bought was being opened and if someone had asked if everything was good to be set out I would have told them what needed to be done. Instead, as soon as my gift is opened I rush over as the MOH is putting out my trifle that still needs it’s top layer of cool whip (I didn’t want the tin foil to smoosh it and it takes 3 seconds). I really don’t want to be adding the top layer while it’s on the table, but I was given no say in how the dish was put out there because someone else took it upon them self to assume and put my goodies out without mentioning it to me first. Then, to make matters worse, my cake that I saved from almost certain death was left on the bottom of the cake carrier when it was put out on the table. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? I would NEVER put a cake out on the table with that thing underneath it. The big clips around the sides do not belong on a pretty table dammit! My cake had been through enough that day, it did not need to add white trash presentation to the list of it’s problems.
I know CB will agree with me on this one, but what do the rest of you think? Is it super anal retentive that after spending hours and I mean many hours on the things I made that I should want them put out on the table complete and looking pretty?