Saturday we hosted our annual BBQ. It was one of the hottest days ever.Not counting last year it was the exception to the rule that we usually have good weather for the event. Though maybe now good weather will be the exception to the rule…
You can see how hot it was –even though we’ve had rain.
It looked like it was going to rain – remember last year? But a breeze shoved the clouds away and a cooler air mass rolled in so the evening was, dare I say it?, pleasant
I was a rude hostess –well not my friends for most part –you guys are here–and spent whole time talking to Susanna, the sister of a friend, who is also a writer. Her first language is Spanish.
She told me she has to name her characters very carefully because in Spanish one can tell a person’s economic class by their name. Her name is her mother’s name and father’s, she does not take her husband’s name. In fact I believe she said it’s not allowed….She’s from Columbia and just got refugee status last week (gonna get them coupons for poutine )
We were talking so long that at one point I had to get up and stretch. I also had to floss my teeth but I went indoors to do that 😀
For various reasons (people away, family issues, the heat) we had fewer people than usual only 18. So if anyone would like some left over bbq chicken…. (the lamb is all gone, sorry Trevor). One of the people who could not attend was a friend who’s a hospice nurse. Her father in law had died the other day.
People brought salads and Susanna’s husband, José, brought potatoes, but no one brought dessert! Well someone brought a whole watermelon probably the same person as last year. My friend Kay was supposed to come and she would have brought cookies….. but she didn’t feel well.
And I would be horribly remiss if I did not include pics of the fabulous Julianna
What did y/all do this week end in the heat?
Blogophilia week 20.5 – “Exception to the Rule”
(Hard, 2pts): Include an advice from Baz Luhrmann’s Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen
(Easy, 1pt): Include a Hospice Nurse