I went on a little secret sabbatical. "Mum" was the word, because my dear Sister in Kansas, who is also a faithful reader, was turning 50, and my other Sister and I flew out there to surprise her. It couldn't have gone better! She was completely blown away, hadn't a clue we were coming, and we had a wonderful week together.
The best time of each day was around the dinner table at night. We had simple, delicious, leisurely, candle-lit meals, and they were seasoned with wonderful stories and conversation.
We forgot to bring a candle for her cake, so a tea light was called into service.
One night we had pizza and watched Julie and Julia together. We had each seen it before with other friends, but wanted to see it together. Meryl....you were just delightful....again!
One day, we had a jewelry party. Dot brought out her drawers of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, and had us select things we each wanted. She's so generous.