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Month: October 2017

Thought for the week..#249

Posted in Food & Entertaining, and Things We Love

When I invite you over, I meant it. I mean: Sit down. I will take care of you. I will buy the food and get the drinks and set the table and do the cooking, and I will clean up after. And when I come to your house, you will do the same. I will get to have the honor of being a guest. To perfectly show up, 10 minutes after the appointed time, with a bottle in hand for you, to bring my outgoing, conversational self, my good mood, my appetite, and to then enjoy all that is offered to me, and to then get my coat at the very end and leave without having lifted a finger. It is the greatest thing of all time.

(5) Things we love…#152

Posted in Food & Entertaining, and Things We Love

Next week we will let go of Summer time, our days will become shorter, and apples and oranges will fill our fruit bowls for months to come. I look forward to all of it (probably because sub-zero temperatures and snow blizzards are not in the cards where I live). For now, I will enjoy the last truly hot weekend of the year. Have a great one, wherever you are, whatever the weather.

The other has a face

Posted in Life & Love, and Women's issues

She slides in the chair next to me, at the round table where I am munching on chicken and salad. I notice the Valentino shoes, the beautiful peach purse that matches her blouse and hijab, the pretty smile and flawless make-up. Glancing at the badges stuck on our chest, we perform polite introductions. There is a silence I feel compelled to fill.

(5) Things we love…#151

Posted in Things We Love

It’s one of those perfect Fall days: the sun is shining but it’s not too hot and the light not quite as bright as a month ago. Before the Santa Ana winds kick back in, I am planning to take the dogs and meander out of town for a long hike. Not quite the East Coast foliage scenery but, hey, I am looking at the ocean….Have a great weekend!

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