May hasn’t been very gracious. Saturday temps were in the 30s with blustery winds, snow and rain. Sunday was sunny but still cold.
When the going gets tough, the tough get groovy. I decided that I wouldn’t let the boorish behavior of some clouds and weather patterns get us down. I threw two parties for two, the first of which was late Saturday afternoon right before the Lawrence Welk Show on PBS.
I was organizing the kitchen cabinets Saturday morning (I will soon be out of things to organize!!) when I came across the mid-century fondue set I had purchased for $3 over a decade ago. Aha! Something novel for dinner. There was a gluten-free baguette in the freezer that needed to get used because it had been in there for more than a few months. I had grape tomatoes in the fridge and cheese and milk to make a dipping sauce. Then I came across the never used box of fondue forks I had forgotten about.
Oh but wait, there was more! That piece of 70s flower power fabric I bought at a rummage sale for fifty cents many years ago that I thought might come in handy for something finally would! I draped it over our coffee table.
I made the cheese sauce from scratch without a recipe and other than being a little too thick it was delicious. It felt silly and fun and a great way to say another F word to the pandemic gloom.
So does this color green. Take that, Darkness!
I had completely forgotten that I had this never opened vintage blue blanket in one of my steamer trunks for which I paid $5. It was a magical find because I had a set of pillow cases and a top sheet that are so pretty but don’t really coordinate with my existing blankets…until now with this one!
On Sunday the sun was being flaky but warmed the sunroom up enough when it wasn’t seemingly in cloud quarantine so that we could have an early dinner in it. Specifically, a pizza party!
This was the first time we’ve had food from a restaurant since sometime in February due to Covid. The local pizza place delivers and they have their own homemade gluten-free crust. I had mine with broccoli, spinach and artichoke. It was delicious and Wayne enjoyed his pizza, too. Even though it was “just” pizza we were so appreciative of it and everything we have so it really did feel like a party.