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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Dinner Night

Diane hosted Dinner Night this month. I'm sorry to say that I didn't come home with any photos of our hostess...or of myself, for that matter. Above we sit around her table, after a to-die-for dinner of homemade lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and angel food cake with strawberries.

The food was too good, we all helped ourselves to extra servings, and made short order of her hard work. It would have been beautiful-er if I'd taken this photo before dinner:

Di claimed to be sipping on wine & sparkling water, but we all laughed when we noticed her self- bartending technique: THIS much soda, topped off with white wine. And she didn't even have to drive home.

Di has THE warmest house you'll ever step foot in. It's warm. It's cozy. It's candle-lit, and full of beautifully arranged, homey stuff from her past and present. Ask her about anything in the place, she has a memory about it, and will make you love it as much as she does.

It's not just her home that envelopes you, it's Diane herself. When you are her friend, in her house or not, she's taking care of and nurturing you.

We've been friends for over 25 years, and one of my favorite memories of her "taking care" of me, was when I stopped into her place, an emotional mess when my marriage was falling apart.

It was late spring, raining, and I was freezing. She ordered me to take off my shoes, curl up in a blanket. I did just that when she came out a few minutes later with a hot towel. She'd put that towel in the microwave and heated it up (did you know you could do that?!), and proceeded to wrap my feet in it. I don't think I'd ever felt so safe and comfortable in my entire life as I did that evening. Everything really would be ok.

Anyway, Marcy was on the receiving end of this warming on Tuesday night; here she is bundled up on the world's coziest fluffiest loungy chair thing, after Di had tucked her in for some TV:

On the agenda for the night: Cash & Treasures. Zia wanted to catch a show about geodes, and we were all so entranced that we stayed tuned in for the diamond mining episode also. Marcy's a diamond nut, so we all declared that after her baby is born, we'll strap it on her back, grab a pick-axe, and take a girl's trip to Arkansas to dig for diamonds. Wouldn't that be fun?!

We left for the evening to find a few inches of snow blanketing the world, and had a bit of fun yakking and cleaning off our cars.

After mine was cleaned off, I did donuts in the cul de sac Diane lives in, hooping and hollering, and yelling yeeeeee-haaaaaw!!

There was clearly no water in my wine.


At 10:14 AM, Blogger Svenyboy said...

Dinner night looks ACE! Curse the Atlantic Ocean. There's always something, isn't there?

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Momo said...

That dinner WAS to-die-for! Loved the lasagna and the salad was delicious.

Diane's house is soooo lovely and cozy too. I could live on the lounge thingy!

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We always have such a great time!
Laughing and trading stories! :o)
I think I got the same salad dressing recipe off the net, and can't wait to use it!
I really loved the new red drapes at Diane's--makes it even cozier!
I am totally geared up for a rock hound expedition this summer!
All Aboard!!!

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

Sounds lovely! Cozy rocks!

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Mary Poppins said...

Lasanga..and a cozy home...


Why can't I have friends who make lasanga..??

I'm tired of white rice!! lol

At 3:58 AM, Blogger Holly & Scolly said...

Wow, that looks like fun! Count me in please, how do I join??? I'd love a friend like that Di ... did you know that's how they warm those beautiful hot towels on planes??


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