Strong, funny, smart, kind.Continue reading “Best BIL”
It’s hard to remember that I used to occasionally entertain.
It’s hard to remember how that went. How much is enough or how to decide on a plan that’s of a scope that’s reasonable for the number people in attendance.
Or maybe I was just so excited to have company again that I went a little crazy.
Either way, the weather is nice enough to be outdoors and the anti-cicada enclosure seems to work (plus they are starting to fade) and all the attendees are all vaxxed up. So why not go a little crazy?
The menu involved a massive charcuterie tray (ice packs between two metal trays to keep the food cool), plus mini pizza (not shown) plus spanikopita (not shown) plus fruit-cheese tartlets.
For FIVE of us.
It was too much food.
It’s more peopling than I’m used to now, by a lot.
But it was a great time too!
And as much as I might have overdone the menu, I had fun and it felt right … to have company again. To end a crazy stressful week with family fun and bit of festivity.
And more to come, with my sister’s birthday celebration and Father’s Day fun to come.
It’s too busy a day – full of birthdays and anniversaries – to post my scheduled flotsam.Continue reading “A busy day”
The trek restarts in the morning mostly with just trying to navigate the mess of traffic around NYC. Considering that not everyone has returned to work, this seems unfathomable.Continue reading “Nostalgic northbound (2)”
We head north for the funeral. I can say we, because the three of us are fully vaccinated, a safe(ish) bubble encapsulated.
The first part of the trip is my (old, soon to be again) commute to the office. The standard loops, the familiar stopping points. Good practice for the office reopening.Continue reading “Nostalgic northbound (1)”
I miss you Uncle Steve. ❤️ Happy birthday and I hope you & Auntie Martha are having a happy reunion.Happy birthday to Libby Lou too!
Unless you’ve spent the last year alone on a deserted island or in a coma, you’ve probably noticed that dining with people who live outside one’s own household has not been a thing so much, because pandemic.Continue reading “Outdoor dining and a VAL-inspired meal”
Since my Sis and BIL gave me all kinds of good ideas and then my Dad (who is fully vaccinated, yay) came by with the drill to help with the hardware installation… I now have a semi-private and semi- enclosed section of my deck:Continue reading “Prepared for the cicada scourge”