|Channeling my inner Stevie Nicks|
A bit before nine am and I had washed clothes, mopped floors and generally put my house in order. I decided it was time to throw an impromptu brunch - so I called my Mom, Sis and Valerie and asked them to be here at 11:30 and I headed off to the store to pick up a few things.
If you are even thinking about starting to entertain more, the brunch is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to go - if you keep it simple. This was a girl-only deal, so I didn't feel the need to serve any sort of breakfast meat. I prepared my "confetti" crustless quiche, sliced watermelon, artisan bread from Central Market, my homemade "schmear" of cream cheese, cinnamon and a little sweetener. Plus coffee. My bill at the grocery store was 15 dollars and some change - with 7 dollars plus being for the coffee alone. And I didn't even make my own "confetti" - I just bought pico de gallo from the condiment bar at Central Market. I didn't have that much time, and I was able to buy all I needed for a buck fifty! I'm not that convinced that I could have bought all the ingredients for that. I could have done more, but it really wasn't necessary. Plus, I have leftovers for breakfast tomorrow. It wasn't about the food anyway. Valerie hadn't seen my family in years - so they had a grand time catching up. And then we went shopping.
There was an etsy-type show in town, so we went through that, followed by the flea market. We then hopped across town to a antique/booth store and that's where I fell in love with the lace jacket. It is a little costumey, but I love it. Don't have a place in the world to wear it, but something will come up.
Got home from shopping, visited a bit more and then company left. I took in a quick meeting and rushed then rushed home to mow and trim the front yard before sundown. After that? Dishes. Lots and Lots of dishes. Ah, well. Small price to pay.
All in all, one of the most productive, fun days I have had in a while and I am grateful.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Have a brunch bunch.