Thursday night I received a text from B1 telling me he broke his arm at football practice. The poor guy was looking forward to the season starting (a new semi-pro football team) and I knew he was going to be really, really disappointed. When I got to the ER, he was in a lot of pain and was very frustrated with the situation. His x-ray came back and showed that there were two breaks-pretty bad ones too. They set him in a cast up to his shoulder and told him that he'd have to have surgery in the next couple of days to put in plates and screws. He had to suffer through 3 days with that cast waiting, but on Sunday morning he went in and they screwed him together. He did well, and he's OK, but he's in a lot of pain, even with the meds. And his meds give him hiccups...he's had them now for about 2 days, on and off...mostly on. Poor guy. They say in 6-8 weeks he'll be better.
After we got home on Sunday I decided to starting another craft project for the wedding. These are pomanders or "kissing balls" that we'll hang from the first row of chairs at the aisle on the beach. That's where our immediate family will be sitting. I found a few tutorials online which mentioned using coffee filters. I thought this was a better idea than using just tissue paper because they are more durable and also, I could paint them to give them different variations. This is what mine will look like, more or less, but with navy blue ribbons:
First I folded the coffee filters in quarters and drew the largest petal on one of them. I used a template I made out of cardstock to be sure they are all the same size. By cutting the filters while they are quartered, I ended up with 4 petals for one cut. Make sense?
After I did this I decided I needed a break from coffee filters, so I decided to make us some meatballs and a pot of sauce. Yes, I call it sauce, not gravy. I'm not sure why our family never called it sauce-even my great-grandfather who was off the boat from Italy called it sauce.
...and then I made a banana cream pie.