Happy September! May this month be filled with the remainder of summer -- sunshine and warmth, laughter with friends and more barbeque. And don't forget to finish those cocktails as well; they won't last until next June!
I went to a wedding dance this past Saturday. It was held
on the couple's property in the country, well off the main road, down a dark, narrow driveway lined with votives in paper bags. When you got to the end, it opened up, and there were lanterns hung in trees and bon fires on either side. The dance was held in the newly-erected frame of the barn, and the bar was in the old barn adorned with tulle and huge Chinese lanterns. There were tressle tables laden with food and music playing and babies and dogs and people dressed in whatever way made them feel comfortable -- which meant a wonderful collection of glitter and bling was mixed with dungarees and vintage 70's pant suits. It was quite magical!
The bride was my daughter's best friend whom we've known for 20 years. And although there were lots of people there who were my age, most of the time I was the only one gal on the dance floor with the "youngsters". What's with that, over 50-yr-olds? Regardless, I had such a lot of fun!
Besides my own 2 kids being home this weekend, I also picked up my "foreign children". Nagisa returned for her last 5 months. And I have a newbie: 15 yr old Lena from Germany, a petite little girl with a mass of lovely wavy hair, big glasses and a sweet personality.
She was delighted to jump into the very cold Atlantic ocean with me on Sunday (as Nagisa sat and snapped pictures of us).
Then she was doubly delighted to walk the boardwalk and eat Canadian ice cream; she said that Germany just has the regular flavors -- vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc. She ate "Grizzly Tracks", I had "Double Decadent Chocolate" and Nagisa "Peanut Butter Cups". I can see we have a lot of ice cream to eat together!
This weekend, I cooked Indian as I already have a good base of vegetarian meals that I've cooked before. But bloggie friends: If you have any suggestions for tried and true recipes, please pass them along.
I do love a good mouthful!