There are few things in life that I like more than hosting – but one of them is cooking with my brother Jake. The two of us in the kitchen have a total blast, and are always laughing and challenging each other and sometimes we might even consult each other on a recipe (though we’re both SUCH good cooks, that we don’t REALLY need any help, Right???). Hee hee.
Last night I couldn’t sleep because of my shoulder, so when I heard Jake arrive (at like 12:30 am) I popped out of bed and headed into the kitchen. I figured I could at least be productive while I was not sleeping. We got so much done, but stayed up until we were a little more batty than usual. Yeah. I know. “Freaks” my Uncle Buddy would say. Honestly, I think I just walked around the kitchen in a daze, saying, “I don’t remember what I was doing” far more than I was actually cooking, but at least I FELT productive!
When I finally got back into bed at about 4:30 am, I was able to fall to sleep as soon as I put my head on my pillow…I have no recollection as to when I finally got out of bed this morning, but I think it was around 9 or 9:30 am. And then it was go-go-go-go. Horses, coffee, a run to the market, picking up Victor and Lorena, setting up, cooking, showering, oh, and keeping an eye on an 18 month old! Everyone pitched in, and before I knew it, everything was ready, people were arriving, and the party was in full swing. We had a great turn out – much more than I had expected, and the food got TORN THROUGH! It really really was a success. Everyone had a blast from what I could see, and though we wished a few more of our good friends could have made it, the ones who came made the day amazing.
The reality is that there is no way that I could have pulled today off without Jake or Jeffrey or Lorena or Victor or Mom…my friend Sharon was laughing at me because I actually HAD to ask for help…she says it’s good for me. I’m not quite sure of that, but I do know that it was nice to “let go” for at least a little bit and just enjoy! Thanks everyone for being so supportive!!!!