|Setting up outside for dinner. 32°|
|I've never posted a shot with the screen door open. It's|
lovely how it opens up my entry area that I never use.
|I keep my dinning room doors open permanently so the cats|
and Sheba can enjoy the breeze when there is one and take in
the view of people and birds in the yard.
I am so F’ing glad I have nothing to do today. I’m pooped from yesterday.
Go, go, go; that’s what I did all day Thursday in advance of the evening dinner party.
I went in for the last of a few things mid-day and when I went to pay, my wallet was not in my bag—or in the car, yet I’d just had it at the post office. Panic! Then I saw it lying on the pavement in the parking lot. Phew.
I worked hard right up until 5:30. Then I could take a break so I had a spa and rested until my guests arrived at 6:30.
I wrote everything I had to do from 7:15 onward so the champagne would not interfere with my plans. I had all the ingredients I needed for the cooking measured and chopped at the ready. I felt blessed to be having a dream come true.
My years, first in a townhome and then in a condo with no balcony or land, are so over! Now I have such a generous deck, the courtyard and its fountain and lots and lots of flowers—all steps from my kitchen. I’m shitfaced happy.
It could not have been a more perfect night. It was 33° when they arrived. That’s when I opened the Veuve. Hoorah! I’d put the glasses in the fridge, too! I don’t know about the others, but it certainly relaxed me (especially knowing my written instructions were held by a magnet on the side of my fridge).
I wanted things to go right—to go well. And I think everyone had a good time. We sat comfortably outside without bugs until 11:00 when everyone left. Of course, as I was cleaning up I found the Manchego cheese unused. After all that relief of finding it against all odds on Gabriola, I forgot to put it in the corn. Sigh.
Today I meet Michelle, the Arts Council ED at 11:00 and that’s my only duty today—that and watering all the plants. Tomorrow Jacques arrives from Montreal to stay for a couple of days and then I go to Vancouver for two days—one for Asthma the other for anxiety and—and some visits with friends. So today: REST!