1. My sister and I hosted my other sister's baby shower. Stressful, but I think it turned out okay. I think my favorite part was making a cake out of diapers for her (my roommate told us about them). I think we used enough diapers in it to last Baby a couple of days (hopefully more).
2. I was supposed to go to a girl party, where I planned on getting as close to pretty as I could because I was planning on attending a birthday party later that night that I was pretty sure a particular boy would be attending, too. However, I did not go to the girl party because
MY BABY SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!
She sent us a text.
3. I went to dinner with my local siblings and the brother-in-law elect. I mean, I didn't elect him, but my sister did, and he seems like a nice guy, and everyone keeps referring to the president-elect, so for now he can be Brother-in-law Elect.
4. I went to the birthday party, which was huge! There were a ton of people there.
Anyway, I was exhausted long before the day was over. I'm still exhausted. It's a good thing there's a break soon.
Speaking of item #2 above, as I told my roommates earlier tonight, there's nothing to emphasize your Old Maidenhood like your Baby Sister - who is almost a decade younger than you - getting engaged. I pretty much figure that if nothing made it official before that, it's got to be official now. Yup! It's all over for me now. My sisters should definitely be glad that our family is not like the Major-General's family from Pirates of Penzance or my singleness would have prevented their coupleness from ever happening. What a good lesson in humility this should be for me, right?
And now, a poem:
Before ruining in antsy nervousness,
Be a conscientious knosp!
You may think that has nothing to do with anything, but it does, I assure you.