Another Monday, another wonderful weekend.  Vero had a great turnout on Friday night for the Love Your Mama Fest, which I guest bartended for.  I am an expert sangria pourer, if I say so myself.  😀  Saturday I headed to Atlanta again to see a certain JM, and it was a lovely time as always.  However, I did have a major rice krispy treat fail…so I will need a redo on that project.  Not only did I not have enough marshmallows, I probably shouldn’t have refrigerated them for an extended amount of time.  They basically tasted like sugar bricks.  I’m fairly certain that if you threw one at someone’s head, it would knock them out cold.  Either that or make a really funny crunchy noise and break into a thousand little pieces.  🙂

This is going to be a pretty big week after hours, as I think I have something going on almost every night.  Perhaps the thing I am looking forward to the most is The Burger Coalition dinner tomorrow night at Ollie Irene!  Then on Wednesday night, I have my monthly drinks with Debbie date.  But I do fear that we went a little longer than a month between the last time we saw each other.  That just means we have extra to catch up on!

Last night when I got back into town, I curled up on the couch with Baby Kitty and listened as the storms passed by.  I had my pj’s on, put on a good movie, and messed around on the computer.  It was so peaceful and comforting.  I had every intention of going to the grocery store and running a few other errands before this week got started, but it just felt right to be still and chill with my kitty.  What is it that’s so exciting about thunder and lightning?  Maybe it’s the danger, or maybe it’s because most plans have to change when bright lights fill the sky.  A big electrical storm is always a little unexpected, especially when you’ve paid zero attention to the weather reports.  If it had been perfect outside, I might have been a little ashamed for being so unproductive.  But since it wasn’t, I felt I had every right to become glued to my sofa.  It was a great Sunday night.

I’ve been playing a waiting game on something very important for the past 3-4 months.  I can’t directly speak of it yet, but it’s been a goal of mine for quite some time.  Patience is truly a virtue, and most of the time I am good at it.  Honestly, when I look back on the beginning of the process, it’s been an enormous blessing that things didn’t work out the way I had initially planned.  It’s almost as if someone has been looking out for me, being able to see the bigger picture when I couldn’t.  And, I still can’t.  All I know is that I’m pretty happy right this very second, and I’m doing all I can to move in the direction that I want to go.  That’s all you can really do….while enjoying the process of life.

Strawberry basil sangria at Naked Art for the Love Your Mama Fest.


Cute family. Thanks for coming to see me Sarah!!


Mr. James Martin


Me! (btw – we shared that monster marg)