Party day is upon me. I'm ready. Kyle has been a great help and is coming after work to move the tables and help me be all ready. I should have around 35 people. I could handle 50 but didn't get that many.
The menu is lasagna, salad, wraps, potato salad, slaw, breads, cheese ball, various snacks, cupcakes, cookies, pies , drinks and coffee. I have lots of hats, horns, beads, tiaras, etc. they are really getting a lot for their $25 fee! I am not furnishing alcohol, just the mixes and ice. They can bring whatever alcohol they want. I do have a bartender.
Well I am now sleeping with all four kids, Roche' of course, Rochelle my new friend, Bojo my pink monkey and Saul Cedric, Roches' boyfriend. It's quite the little zoo I have going on in my bed. No wonder there is no room for a man! Lol
Wednesday is my hair day and last minute party shopping. I'm not playing Mahjong so I can get all I need to do done. I'm still nervous about the party. Bringing together so many very different people with one thing in common- neighbors.
Is that moon beautiful or what? Breathtaking. Sunday means the duck. I have shopping to do for the party. The Fern House is catering it and the duck is making the sauce for the lasagna. It's coming together very nicely. I hope everyone had a good time. I think they will but I am a bit nervous as I have never done anything like this before.
So far it's been a bit of a disaster but I'm sure it will get better. I am to make TCD's mother a rhubarb pie and have it ready for their Christmas dinner as my gift. Yesterday I made the crusts and put them in the refrigerator and had the filling ready to go so I get up, preheat the oven and make the pie. I go to put it in the oven and the door won't open. I pushed clean instead of bake. The door is locked!
Now I put the pie in the refrigerator and I'm waiting for the unlock to kick in. I hope I don't have to wait long! Dumb me.
Wow busy day. First up was Andre' who kicked my butt good and then a shower and next up was TCD who was ever so sweet as always and then I came home and ate a salad and rested a bit and then had dinner with a friend and that was very nice too. Great day all in all.
Kyle is sick and I hope he feels better soon but I'm not going to get around him until he's well. Poor baby.
Have a great Tuesday y'all. I will too. I'll be the one at the pool.
It was Kyle's Christmas office party and Gennaro was working so I got to go with him. We had a great time and the catered food was wonderful.
Fern House gifts are all wrapped for the 34 lucky children Monday night. And we will all have a wonderful dinner. Seems like everything is about food this time of year though. I'll try hard to be a bit good.
Our new little gym and Andre' gave me quite a workout this morning. I closed the drapes when I was in there but you can leave them open and look out at the pool. I just would rather it be more private while I'm working. I'm very happy to have it in the building though.
I had to ride down the ocean to get to my mahjong game today so I snapped this while moving. The ocean was calm. Nice ride. Then I lost my money to those ladies that played better than I did!
Next up is canasta tomorrow and then Andre' again on Friday. Saturday I am going to the Fern House to wrap gifts for the children at the party next week. Santa will hand them out. The children get really nice gifts. It's a long time tradition for families of Fern House residents and alumni. There will be lots of food too. Lots of it!
I thought it was really good and the others seemed to like it too. I made a homemade pie crust but you could use a store bought one if you wanted. I just like to make pie crusts.
So this morning I got to go have my teeth cleaned. TCD told me I was beautiful and hugged me several times. That man makes my toes curl I swear. But I get nothing more than a hug or hand holding or flirty eyes. I am not giving up though!
Have a great day y'all. I'm working on Christmas cards today.
Today is a busy day for me. I have lunch with the duck followed by a concert that Ryan is in followed by dinner at the Mayor of the pools house. And in the middle of it I have an appetizer to make to bring to dinner. I decided to make a sweet onion pie. I couldn't find my old recipe but did find one online that I think is either the same or very close.
I finished my Christmas shopping too. All online! D for done except to get the grandchildren's cards out to them. They all get cash, their gift of choice. I have the cards, I just have to get that done.
So I had a second date and we had a discussion about not getting serious and dating other people and both seemed to agree that there is nothing wrong with a dinner here and there as we do like each other, just not romantically. It went well.
Andre' is up next, 10:00 am. It's supposed to rain so not sure about the pool but I'll work out either way.
I had to swim in the rain but it was warm so I did it. Then I came up and got my shower and left for awhile so Steve and Jane could clean and then I had not one, not two, but three board meetings. They were all short so it wasn't too bad, just boring.
Then I went out to dinner with one of the women on the board with me and we had a few drinks. And dessert. Nice.
So my date (that I call Alan because that is his name) asked me out again so we are going to dinner Thursday night. I have a feeling he is more interested than I am so I'll have to make some kind of decision soon because I don't want to lead him on if it's not for me.
Wednesday I have two board meetings so no mahjong for me.
Well I'm not 70 (yet) but I think I'll take this advice.
So how was the date? It was nice. A quiet dinner and we talked about a lot of things, had two drinks, talked some more and he did kiss me. He has facial hair. I don't really enjoy being kissed by a hairy face but he was very sweet and I might see him again. Is he a prince? Not unless he shaves. But there is nothing wrong with a date where both people have a nice evening.
So the sun is shining here and it is over 80 so I shall leave you now and head for the pool. Have a great day!