Right after we came back from Italy I went back to work and also went right into serious party planning mode. I can see I'm starting to get a little anxious at the food tasting, but I was really putting a lot of pressure on myself to pull off the perfect party. And I believe you really need to work hard to make everything in your life happen the way you want it to, parties included. Although, I think there is also a time when you need to release a little control as well. In theory, anyway.
Steven Petrarca is not only a good friend but an amazing event planner, and we spent a lot of time trying to make sure everything was going to be perfect and no detail would be overlooked. We also spent a lot of time laughing and joking and having fun with the planning. He found the most terrific caterers, "Whoa Nelly", to cater our party and Stephanie and Beth came and did a crazy delicious tasting at our house. We had so much fun tweaking the menu and "sampling" (which does not count as eating) all the food -- and Brad's right, Steven and I did drink a bottle of rose. And then we got the giggles for like an hour. Do straight men get the giggles, too, after a few beers? I'm guessing no. Can't wait to see next week's episode when I REALLY start to drive Steven insane.