I’m rather tired right now, though Amazon willing there will be another update later tonight.
However, today my Mom celebrated her 70th birthday (her actual birthday was on Wednesday), which meant a lot of talking to a lot of relatives and acquaintances and dodging people telling me to get married, to have children (mostly when I was running after the two and a half year old grandson of my cousin) and to lose weight.
My parents’ house looks like they’ve opened a flower shop over night and of course there’s the inevitable mystery azalea (it’s always an azalea) that someone must have given us, but we have not the slightest inkling who it was.
Anyway, here is the birthday invitation I designed. I’m rather proud of the design, though I don’t think a whole lot of people appreciated the punk/grunge look. So I post it now, since my parents forbade me to post it before the party, since they heard stories about 500 people showing up for birthday parties announced on the internet. The photo is my Mom’s confirmation photo, by the way. It’s big, so I’m putting it behind the cut:
I added the “Barbara was here” bit, because my Mom was concerned that people wouldn’t know it was her and wouldn’t understand what they were supposed to do (because our phone number and email obviously isn’t a dead giveaway.