Friday, July 16, 2010

Ugh Napkins...

So it's been a while since my last blog update. Why you might ask? Well I'll tell you why. NAPKINS. I say it with as much disdain as I can possibly muster up. Just mentioning the word now causes me to flinch. Last week our table linens came in and I thought it would be a brilliant idea to iron and fold the napkins so it would be one less thing to do the week before the wedding ... Little did I know that this would take me a full week to complete. I sat down that first day with so much enthusiasm and joy, but realized 3 hours later that I had only finished 2 piles of 10 napkins.... 20 napkins in 3 hours?? Are you kidding me?? If you do the math, it took me 9 minutes to iron, fold, and ribbon one whole napkin. My back ached, my fingers were bruised and burned and I couldn't take it anymore and yet it was only the first day and I still had 230 to go. Oh God bless me. I realized very quickly that these napkins were going to take me a lifetime, but if you know me, you know that once I fully commit to something, I have to see it through or it drives me nuts. So day by day, little by little, burned finger after burned finger, 25 hours later, I finally completed those dang napkins! And when I placed that last folded, ribboned napkin in the storage bin, I swear I heard angels singing a sweet sweet chorus of hallelujah... or maybe that was me screaming with pure and utter elation. Thank you Jesus!
And now, with that hurdle out of the way, I will now focus my attention on ... the table cloths. Just like napkins but bigger. Ughhhhhh tablecloths!


  1. You could have asked for help! :-) Didn't realize those napkins were becoming the thorn in your flesh! haha

  2. hilarious!!! i LOVE to iron! if you need help, let me know! i'd hate to see the poor bride's finger's burnt!