Saturday, November 1, 2008


How do you spell that? Friday I realized almost too late that I didn't have nearly enough plates for both munchy food and the post art gallery walk dessert selections. So, I headed to the Salvation Army to mine the stash of dishware. I came home with 15 pieces for less than six dollars. Amazing. All sorts of funky designs, perfect for my eclectic mishmash style of entertaining. And, cheaper than a set of 12 nifty plates from Target that I almost purchased earlier in the week. Less impact on the environment, buying second hand is always better for the earth, and less impact on my wallet when we get to use them again and again. Of course they all had to be washed first...

The gathering turned out to be a perfect size, small with autumnal food ("A" brought a cranberry apple crisp pie with a crust she invented that includes oats and coconut) and the pumpkin cookies tasted exactly like Starbuck's pumpkin scones. One guest even wore a costume to the delight of many young children out last night, he was a dead ringer for the Joker.

When we were out for the gallery walk, I was asked to think about teaching art again by a representative from the local Arts Center. Something I'm mulling over. A new work colleague used to work in a wine store and brought me a bottle of excellent champagne. Little did she know that is one of my favorite indulgences. Somewhere around midnight we opened the bottle amidst discourse on all things politics and religion. Troy impressed the heck out of my guests, making me proud.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Sounds like a nice night all around. Hmmm, teaching art. Interesting prospect.