December 15, 2006

Temporary Insanity...




What was I thinking? We all know that I already barely make to Friday without losing my sanity and fruit flies taking over my house because the kitchen is a disaster [trust me -- the pic doesn't do the mess justice]. So why - oh- why did I have sudden bout of hospitality and decide to invite my neighbors over for Saturday brunch?? Well, it's because they are wonderful neighbors. They are the classic "can-I-borrow-some-sugar-i-picked-up-your-mail-while-you-were-on-vacation-I-made-you-some-cookies-for-the-heck-of-it-come-on-over-for-our-bbq" kind of neighbors. And they're moving! To Florida for retirement. So since we have been to their place countless times for parties, I wanted to have them over at least once, formally, before they leave. As it turns out, the only time that worked for both of our families is tomorrow morning. AHHHHHH!!! But, since I now have J.Jones and J.Ny permanently in my head saying "relax and breathe!" I know it will be ok. And since my office is like a ghost town today, I plan to leave around lunchtime and get my house in order. After meeting DH to see The Pursuit of Happyness of course [I heard the guy whose life the story is based on, on the radio this morning and he inspired me to go see it. Well, him and Will Smith.]


Thank goodness for The One-Armed Cook which is my new go-to cookbook. All I have to do is flip to p.87 for the chapter on Brunch and choose from their easy and yummy selections. I am thinking: Overnight Blueberry French Toast, Spinach and Tomato Frittata, Bacon and Mimosas will do. And maybe a cranberry-orange bread or something from Trader Joe's to round it out. Long gone are the days of elegant home entertaining what with the Toys R Us warehouse in my living room and all. But hey -- at least the tree is up!


P.S.

When you have a spare minute, read this post on the Notes from the Trenches blog. Her son turned two this week and she gave hime a "blog tribute" - it's so sweet!




Happy Friday.

6 comments:

Justice Jones said...

I'll have to look into the One Armed Cook book. I love trying out new stuff. I just recently started writing out "my" recipes since I normally just ad lib. Sometimes the food is awesome and other times I see where I need to improve. So now, when the food is good, I make sure to write down all my ingrediants. I hate to say it but I realized I'm getting old. Women my age don't really do that do they?

Justice Fergie said...

I do!! I'm such a freak for recipes and cooking and "household" stuff. It's like I'm setting woman-kind back 50 years :)

Justice Fergie said...

UPDATE: No brunch. My neighbors have to go to an unexpected funeral.

The Pursuit of Happyness was great. Funny how some movies touch you in certain ways once you become a parent. Hubby and I kept thinking "what if it was one of us and DD?" Anyway, go see it. You'll laugh and you'll cry.

Justice Jones said...

No Brunch!? Well I suppose you could still do it big for the family? I do want to see that movie. Our babysitting situation has not been looking good lately. Our reliable babysitter went back to college and our back-up sitter is not really good with the kids. So lately there haven't been that many date nights.

Justice Jones said...

BTW, I read the blog on Notes From the Trenches. SO Nice. It reminds me, I haven't written in my mommy journal in a while. She's inspired me to write some entries.

Justice Fergie said...

i didn't know that you keep a mommy journal. that's great. if i can get my act together, my girls will have a completed scrapbook from 2006 very soon. i'll be so proud of myself!

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