Last year the Oscars were on March 7. We had an Oscar Party.
I was 35 weeks pregnant and insistent that the party would not be complete without replica Oscar sugar cookies. I found the recipe on Bakerella.
We also had a shmorgasbord of food.
My friend Tracy and I were both pregnant with boys, due 1 day apart: Tracy on April 9 and me on April 10.
2 days later – my water broke while we were at The Pump Station for a breast-feeding class. Charlie was born 4.5 weeks early on March 10, 2010.
One month later, on my due date. At this point, Tracy was still pregnant.
3 weeks later. Her son was born. We were due 1 day apart. They were born 6.5 weeks apart.
This year for the Oscars our plans are much different. Honestly, I didn’t even realize they were this weekend until Thursday night. Last year, I started prepping for them 2 weeks in advance.
Whereas last year I watched every movie nominated, this year I have only seen, “The King’s Speech” because we have it on dvd. I wanted to watch, “The Social Network” but our dvd player is suddenly on the fritz. So, this year I vote for, “The King’s Speech” in all categories. Even for the categories it wasn’t nominated.
Instead of a party with ballots where our guests can vote on who will win in each category, it is just me and Larry (a sleeping Charlie and a cuddly Sherman). We’ll make some dinner, maybe have some wine and will probably start prepping for bed around 8:30 or 9.
Sound boring? Maybe. But I honestly could not ask for a better night.