Uff. Beat. Bushed. Worn out. Achy. Pick your term. This isn’t going to take long. Just a short ditty that can be summed up simply as the Halloween party wrap up – dead tired.
Halloween party success
Guests arrive, eat food, talk with each other, leave.
Simple, no? That is what makes a BBQ party successful. And this Halloween BBQ checked all the boxes.
As usual, people compliment me on my cooking and I don’t know if they mean it or if they are just polite.
I can say that they enjoyed my chicken parmesan, Mongolian beef and macaroni & cheese, since those were wiped out.
A have a lot of burgers and dogs still. I cooked a ton, though, so that’s still likely a fan favorite.
Overall, I feel good about the selections and people’s satisfaction.
Dead on my feet
One thing that is new this year is my hurting feet. I mean, really hurting.
I even wore my running sneakers that have cushion insoles, in hopes of combating the inevitable pain. But, I guess ten consecutive hours standing on tile in the kitchen are too much.
A 20-minute recliner break midday was good for some relief. But, last night, it took me a good half-hour before the aching in my feet allowed me to finally relax and sleep. Sheesh.
Next comes the cleaning. Serving trays. Dishes. Pans. Utensils. Ugh.
Plus, cleaning the chairs, tables and tablecloths. Then the pack up, wrap up and straighten up. Huff and puff.
I jump into it starting at 6 am this morning and finally finish about 10 am. Get it done quickly before I realize just how tired I am. And, see? Now it’s all done.
Halloween party wrap up – dead tired
And that’s it. I am bushed and my feet are hurting again. Phooey. I’m glad I’ve reduced this to just once a year, it really is exhausting.
Still that’s enough reporting on the Halloween party wrap up – dead tired. Any more and it will surely come off as whining.
I don’t want anyone thinking that. I do enjoy getting all my friends together and providing them a fun “day off”. It’s a lot of work and very tiring, I won’t minimize that, but it’s also something I’m proud and happy to do.