Now this is more like it, people! Sunny and mid-60s – yeah, baby, we’ll take it! And I have yet to get out there and really enjoy it, since I was kinda, er, toast today. Last night was our neighborhood women’s association “meeting” – as in we “meet” to drink wine and gossip. If only every meeting were so fun, ha! Last night my neighbor Kasey hosted the event in her beautiful home. And even though host husbands usually (understandably!) disappear during this bi-monthly event, there was none of that for her husband Dan, aka the most gregarious person I’ve ever met. There is no way that Dan was going to hide upstairs while Kasey threw a party downstairs, just no way. So thanks to him, and Kasey’s sister Kit, and several of my lovely neighbors, we sat around chatting until after 1:00 a.m. Um, so much for heading home a bit early – ouch! But totally worth it, since I had a fabulous time.
Luckily, it was a tres low-key day, I brought The Coopster over to Suz’s for a modified Friday Morning Coffee with Suz – and Kim! Yay! Yes, The Maven was there too, and Suz’s kids Vivian and Sullivan, and all four of them played with and showed Cooper a great time. He danced, and talked, and crawled all over the place, and played with Digby, and just plain had a blast. And so did I!
Tonight, no kids, just John and me. Did we head out for a lovely dinner? Did I cook something fabulous? Uh, no. I’m too damn tired! I did end up pulling together a very tasty entree salad, tasty enough in fact that I’ll post the recipe (in comments, below). Romaine, spinach, scallions, avocado, green pepper, crispy roasted asparagus, tuna, and hard-cooked egg, tossed with a garlicky mustard vinaigrette. Purely a what’s-in-the-fridge/pantry concoction that just happened to be absolutely delicious. I love it when that happens!