Last week was a rough week. It was a week of memories, reflecting, and trying to make sense of why the world can suck so bad. I came up with no more answers than when I began reflecting…but what I did realize is that I am far more capable and courageous than I ever imagined.
Life is a bitch, yo.
One amazing thing that eases the pain of loss and life difficulty is being around people you love. We loaded up and headed three blocks down to Cornell street, where our most favorite people reside: The Perkins.
We played and talked and ate and drank. Our kids jumped in the pool with clothes on as the sun sank into the horizon. Our toddlers waddled around shrieking and growling in their unique Brown+Perkins pitches.
We sat on Sadie’s beautiful new wrap around front porch and laughed at the neighbors and their bizarro lawn decorations. Pie plates do not decorations make? “Are they there to frighten Magpies?” “But I thought Magpies like shiny things?” We craned our neck when two cop cars rolled up and spent almost an hour in another neighbor’s house. We giggled at the Frankenstein Honda and the chubby kid playing detective. Rusty wrangled babies and impressed with his cell phone technology skillz. Garrett chuffed with jealousy. Both men wrangled babies. While Sadie and I galavanted to the kitchen to prepare libations.
There wasn’t a lot of topical discussion. It was just random laughter hemmed into moments of silent sitting. It is the kind of experience you have around people your soul is truly comfortable with. You don’t have to “talk” you can just be.
Sadie had the idea to make wine slushies. She, in Sadie fashion, didn’t ACTUALLY have a real plan… so I brought in some structure, in Jasmine fashion, and executed her plan. What our evil geniuses yielded was the most delectable slushies. You want to try these. NAY! You NEED to try these!
Riesling Berry Slushies
1 Bottle Barefoot Riesling (or your favorite white wine)
1/2 c. Raspberries
1/2 c. Strawberries
2 c. Blueberries
1 c. crushed ice
1/4 c. simple syrup
Blend until smooth and
get drunk enjoy!
Happy Monday Dear Readers!!