My morning began when I awoke to face my messy house and the seemingly hundreds of preparations that must be readied before my long and busy weekend. My tendency to over-obligate sometimes makes me forget how fortunate I am to have such an active social life. Tomorrow I am throwing a party to display and sell my Wildtree food products as well as to enjoy an ordinary Saturday night with lots of friends. For tonight, I will cook with my cooking club to celebrate my friend's birthday. His dessert of choice: Raspberry Tiramisu a la Giada.
With a fragrant cup of cherry cream joe, I sat at my computer to research recipe ideas from the Wildtree product line. With costs in mind, I carefully prepared my grocery list.
Outside, it is slated to be 84 degrees which, in Wisconsin, is an event in and of itself if it occurs in April. I resisted the urge to grumble at the fact that my entire day is committed, but am comforted in the knowledge that all of my labors will eventually be appreciated. The cleaning can be done later, I try to make myself believe. Today, I will do only what is absolutely necessary so that I can go outside and enjoy some of the day. I was home from the grocery store by 11:30 a.m.
You see, my friends and I have labeled ourselves "The Peas", as in "Peas in a Pod", for as different as we are, inside we are all the same. After 25 years of varied experiences, we have found that we are more compatible today than we ever could have been. Today, we have the wisdom to recognize that love comes in many forms; among them is friendship. This is our time together and we all recognize it. With eyes still closed, I thanked God for Christy and prayed for peace and tranquility to come to her and her family.