Tuesday, October 30, 2007

various

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.

5 comments:

MotherPie said...

Turning 50 brings a lot of openings,I think. My mother used to say that people who were one way in the first half of their lives experience the flip in the second half. Shy people become outgoing, homebodies love to be out and about...

Leena said...

Greetings from Joensuu to you - the young woman!!Everything is so comparative.
I came yesterday evening home. Everything is grey and brown, the sky is cloudy, it`s raining, but this is my own, dear home and I have hundreds of photos from our journey.I have to organize them. So, the weather can be
whatever.

kmkat said...

I too came out of my shell, although I think I started in my 40s. Yay for the wisdom that age brings.

Stacie said...

It was a great party...and you are a fantastic cook...the chili is getting made this week...
Yummy!
And as secondary hostess..you were superb, as well as D...
We must do it again!!!

lettuce said...

me too, with the potted plant and the talking thing!

growing up takes a lot of time......