I am feeling much better than I did yesterday afternoon. I bucked up, went to the office, worked several hours and got generally caught up on that front, made the decision to go ahead and meet with my Junior League committee, and followed Alto2 and Adventure Guy's advice to just make sure the areas of the house people would see would look good and move on from there.
Tonight I ordered several things from Pei Wei and served them on some lovely paper plates I picked up at Target. While at Target, I also bought some mini pecan tarts, blondies, and brownies, all of which looked homemade, especially when I put them on one of my own trays. Couple that with a bottle of red and a bottle of white as Billy Joel would say, and I was set for my meeting. We got a lot of work done, and I'll be able to leave for my business trip without feeling like I have tons of stuff hanging over my head or that I'm falling down on the job.
Adventure Guy once again gets kudos for managing all the kid activity and dinner duties as well as for taking Swim Chick to Borders to spend some of her birthday money. She bought Forever in Blue, the new Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants book. If you haven't read this young adult series, I highly recommend it. Swim Chick gets extra points for turning over her copy to me since she is finishing another book and knows I can have this one read before she needs it. My goal for the next two days before I leave on my business trip is to be nice to my family so that they will miss me while I'm gone rather than celebrate!