Well, not quite yet, and I won't "cry if I want to"; instead, I expect tomorrow night to be as much fun as last year's party in occasion of my birthday.
Preparations started about two weeks ago when I sent out the invitations, but begun in earnest when RJ helped me buy the booze on Monday night after work. It's nearly impossible for me to get bottled drinks on foot; my carrying capacity is rather limited and certainly not sufficient for what you need when you want to serve cocktails and other drinks for 12 guests and yourself. Therefore, I was most grateful for the possibility to do this particular once-a-year kind of shopping by car.
Tuesday after work, one of my friends dropped by for a cup of tea (for her) and coffee (for me). She collects 1950s stuff and lent me a whole array of little dishes and oddly-shaped thingies that were meant for serving all the little nibbles on that usually go with cocktails.
Today, while I was out working, my Mum and Dad delivered whatever else I need to complete my own inventory of kitchen things, such as small forks (for the cake - I only own a set of six) and the beautiful long-stemmed glasses we prefer to drink Aperol Spritz and Hugo from, plus a whole bunch of prettily wrapped presents.
Tomorrow, I have the day off and can prepare everything at leisure. There'll be a last spot of shopping (can't get the fresh stuff days ahead, can you), putting up of garlands and arranging of chairs.
Eventually, I'll have to decide on what to wear, and then - let the party begin!
PS: The March giveaway is still on, by the way.