It's chilly yet sunny out today, hard to believe this was taken
March 6th, 2010, very early blossom arrival
Finally pulled my paints out late last night to revamp a large canvas in my powder room. Needs one more session to be completed then I just may like it. Maybe it's the kick start I needed towards consistent creating! I'll post it soon.
My very together hiker friend mentioned how it seems more difficult to get a dinner together now than it did when she was young. I am pretty darn fast in the kitchen, but my heart is rarely in it anymore. There was a day when I had company weekly, I'd put on the Ritz too. Scallop St Jacque, special coffees, and yummy well thought out meals. I can barely think of anything new to cook to save my soul. I am slow at organizing now. So coordinating a clean house with a good meal can be overwhelming. Which I only take on with the kids help. If I lived alone I'd probably only have one person over at a time, maybe two. On my own I'd eat completely different too. More seafood, sandwiches, and leftovers. I'd probably have more lean cuisine type meals too, because cooking doesn't interest me the same anymore!
Last week I had a friend over, we had wine and coffee. Pepper put out freshly made chocolate cupcakes, there were jelly beans and chocolate eggs. My friend was on lent, giving up chocolate for forty days. It didn't even occur to me to put something more out until she was gone. Then I felt stupid, because she is such a good hostess and I used to be. I think there comes a time, when we just have to pass the torch to our kids, and the younger folk. Sadly I have too many brain farts to proudly get a big meal together the way I used to. I was hoping it would eventually pass, but my friend is seven years older.....not sure that gives me much hope!