Dinner is Served...
Jan. 11, 2011 10:08 pm
Updated: Jan. 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Forgive my silence of the last few days, but frankly I've been trying to figure out how to best tackle this post!
Sunday morning arrived, so CrazyCook got to work. Much was already done, including the "building" of a lasagne, however I had held off setting the table. Saturday night I received a phone call, informing me that the one couple had not yet found a suitable
sitter, and that the wife of another couple had caught some form of "crud," and was not feeling well. I remained positve, that things would fall in place by Sunday, but alas, they did not... in fact another guest informed me that she would not be able to
It wasn't until all of this info had presented itself, that I removed two leaves from the antique dining table, traded table cloths, and only then began dragging out the fineries of my tableware. Still persistant, I set 6 place settings, despite it looking
as though there would be the five of us sit down to dine. So be it!
I tried to focus on spending time with friends, visiting and catching up on news. I have to admit however, that the underlying feeling of disappointment gurgled below the surface... It had been some time since we'd entertained a larger group (with the exception
of Thanksgiving... a different setting altogether!) Also, after spending most of a week's worth of energy on cleaning house, prepping for the meal, and the like, it did all seem rather anticlimactic. Still, I forged ahead, looking forward to the first of
guests to arrive.
To say that the meal I had prepared was more than "overkill," would be a true blue statement, having planned on as many again hungery folks! As for the two couples, I'm told that they were as upset about having to miss the event as I was... as for the final
missing guest, I am at a loss! Regardless, the leftovers abound, though I do hope they will not go to waste! Despite events, we did have a wonderful evening, enjoyed much good food, a few beverages of the adult nature, and so on... Perhaps another time,
it will all come together as planned!
I had intended on posting some pics I took that morning, however I neglected to load them to the website, so alas, I will have to end this, and return shortly, after all is said and done! Were I "brighter" at this hour, I could probably figure out how to set
this aside, without losing it... Have done that a few times, lose my post, that is! More later, stay crazy!