Saturday, July 21, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Last night was one of the best, most relaxing nights I have spent in a very long time. We invited our friends Suzanne and Danny and their children over to a late dinner (because our husbands both have late work schedules). I threw together a very simple meal, and we then sat around our newest innovation in our yard, the fire pit listening to music and talking and enjoying the beautiful evening. I can't imagine a better way to have spent a Friday evening.

I opened a bottle of wine for Suzanne and I to savor. It was a rather expensive bottle of wine that mrangelmeg had gotten me as a gift and it turned out to be quite good (By the way mrangelmeg, Suzanne and I approve of your skill at guessing quality wine selections.)

It was so great to spend time with friends. I am not sure what the kids did, I think they were playing pool or video games. They did wander out to the fire to make S'mores, but then left again pretty quickly, leaving the adults and Teresa, Suzanne's older daughter to chat in peace.

All in all it was a very nice night. I would love to have a repeat of it very soon. Especially while I am so burdened with studying. Last night the last thing on my mind was all the stinking philosophy reading I have to do, which felt really good for a change.



Suzanne said...

Thank you so much for the perfectly
lovely evening! It was so relaxing, different, laid back! Yes! The wine was superb...I also slept like a baby after being outside in the fresh moonlight air, conversation with nothing negative and or we didn't let ourselves dwell on anything but fun small talk and yes, music.
Thanks you angel people! Only way we'll do it again is if we bring and supply the've done more than you should that way!
I love your little "grotto" by the
lilly pond with the tikki lights!

Rufus McCain said...

OK, break's over. Nose back to grindstone!