I've been busy. My colleague and neighbor, A, and I threw a party Saturday night!
A's grill was on the fritz, so at the eleventh hour, we brought our Webber kettle over to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs. I even made this, which was devoured! We did have kind of a fall theme, as A and I are still inundated with winter squash from our CSA.
There were about twenty-five or so, including Stacie and Shayne, plus various kids, all superb and divine. As they were all boys (L stayed to eat, then left as there were no teenagers; she worked on homework!) there was a lot of running around in the woods and, after dark, a great bonfire!
A's house is, as the real estate agents like to say, built for entertaining (she even has a pool!) so everyone flowed about with great ease. I really liked talking and listening to some of the husbands I hadn't met before. P's husband has quite a sense of humor.
Twenty years ago, I would have hidden behind a potted plant, rather than talk to anyone. Maybe it's turning 50, but I had a great time meeting and getting to know a wider range of people. I guess we do change . . . but it takes time.