edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
I'm going to cut this into several sections, which you are completely free to not read; I'm writing this mostly for my own reference.

---------------

Friday Afternoon - To Massachusetts )

---------------

Friday Evening - Rehearsal and Dinner )

---------------

Saturday Morning - Set-up )

---------------

Saturday Afternoon - Ceremony )

---------------

I'll do the reception and my drive home in a second post.
edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
I'm going to cut this into several sections, which you are completely free to not read; I'm writing this mostly for my own reference.

---------------

Friday Afternoon - To Massachusetts )

---------------

Friday Evening - Rehearsal and Dinner )

---------------

Saturday Morning - Set-up )

---------------

Saturday Afternoon - Ceremony )

---------------

I'll do the reception and my drive home in a second post.
edenfalling: colored line-art drawing of a three-scoop ice cream sundae (ice cream sundae)
CAT IS MARRIED!

Details later. Also, I will tell you about my two, um, interesting car trips, and my adventures in amateur floristry, but right now I am very tired and am going to bed.
edenfalling: colored line-art drawing of a three-scoop ice cream sundae (ice cream sundae)
CAT IS MARRIED!

Details later. Also, I will tell you about my two, um, interesting car trips, and my adventures in amateur floristry, but right now I am very tired and am going to bed.
edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
There was a slight problem with my rental car -- the back left reverse light was burnt out -- so I ended up with a different car and a 20% discount, because of the inconvenience and half hour spent waiting.

Hey, I'll take it. :-)

Off to Massachusetts!
edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
There was a slight problem with my rental car -- the back left reverse light was burnt out -- so I ended up with a different car and a 20% discount, because of the inconvenience and half hour spent waiting.

Hey, I'll take it. :-)

Off to Massachusetts!
edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
Mom, Dad, and I had dinner last night at Gregorio's, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Chatham. They seem to specialize in unexpected flavor combinations that are nonetheless delicious. For example, the dipping sauce for their bread had balsamic vinegar, something reddish (probably tomato), and other things I couldn't identify. Odd, but tasty.

I had the calamari appetizer and then the ravioli special of the day, which happened to be lamb with tomato and scallions in a heavy cream sauce.

The calamari was served over some dressed field greens, with slivers of hot red and green peppers, and a spicy orange-colored sauce that might have contained horseraddish, among other things. Even more impressive, the squid itself was properly salted! (I often find that calamari is cooked to an excessively rubbery texture, or not salted enough, or served with too weak and watery a sauce. This was lovely.)

The ravioli was equally wonderful.

Dad had salad and roast lamb shank (cooked to perfection!), and Mom had warm asparagus with a slab of half-melted mozzarella cheese, and then balsamic pork tenderloin, which was also delicious -- we all traded a bite or two of our entrees.

Today Mom and I went to Susan's house for Cat's bridal shower, attended by us, Mrs. G (Susan's mom), Mrs. M (Cat's mom), her honorary Aunt Bev, and her other friend Sara T. We had conversation and a ridiculously lavish array of snacks and desserts, prepared by Susan, Mrs. M, and Mrs. G. Afterward, Cat, Susan and I decided to see Iron Man tonight, since Susan and I haven't seen it and Cat liked it enough to watch a second time.

Then I came home and walked my parents' dog. They're at the mall getting new cell phones -- which is good, since mine, after eight years of faithful service, has a crack in the casing -- so now I'm going to feed the dog as well.
edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
Mom, Dad, and I had dinner last night at Gregorio's, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Chatham. They seem to specialize in unexpected flavor combinations that are nonetheless delicious. For example, the dipping sauce for their bread had balsamic vinegar, something reddish (probably tomato), and other things I couldn't identify. Odd, but tasty.

I had the calamari appetizer and then the ravioli special of the day, which happened to be lamb with tomato and scallions in a heavy cream sauce.

The calamari was served over some dressed field greens, with slivers of hot red and green peppers, and a spicy orange-colored sauce that might have contained horseraddish, among other things. Even more impressive, the squid itself was properly salted! (I often find that calamari is cooked to an excessively rubbery texture, or not salted enough, or served with too weak and watery a sauce. This was lovely.)

The ravioli was equally wonderful.

Dad had salad and roast lamb shank (cooked to perfection!), and Mom had warm asparagus with a slab of half-melted mozzarella cheese, and then balsamic pork tenderloin, which was also delicious -- we all traded a bite or two of our entrees.

Today Mom and I went to Susan's house for Cat's bridal shower, attended by us, Mrs. G (Susan's mom), Mrs. M (Cat's mom), her honorary Aunt Bev, and her other friend Sara T. We had conversation and a ridiculously lavish array of snacks and desserts, prepared by Susan, Mrs. M, and Mrs. G. Afterward, Cat, Susan and I decided to see Iron Man tonight, since Susan and I haven't seen it and Cat liked it enough to watch a second time.

Then I came home and walked my parents' dog. They're at the mall getting new cell phones -- which is good, since mine, after eight years of faithful service, has a crack in the casing -- so now I'm going to feed the dog as well.
edenfalling: circular blue mosaic depicting stylized waves (ocean mosaic)
Here is my life plan for the next two weeks:

Thursday: work, laundry, pick up held library books
Friday: open store, cadge ride to Madison (NJ) with Dad, family dinner out
Saturday: bridal shower 1pm, family dinner in, other activities TBD (I should call Pat...)
Sunday: Father's Day brunch, cadge ride back to Ithaca

Monday-Wednesday: work, also possibly buy sparkly silver earrings
Thursday: work, pack for wedding, panic
Friday: pick up rental car 10am, drive to Massachusetts, rehearsal dinner
Saturday: moral support at salon, wedding 2pm, reception 3pm-6ish, drive home
Sunday: return rental car before 10am, close store

Somewhere in there I need to finish Cat's year-and-a-half belated birthday present. Except, you know, the two stories that I have pegged as options are not speaking to me at the moment, and the story that is speaking to me is a paranormal romance novel set in Ithaca, which is sadly short on actual, y'know, romance. And stuff. (But the background for psychics and shapeshifters and ghosts and stuff is about a hundred times more scientific and thought-out than most of the genre, which has to count for something, right? Right??? *sigh*)

Screw that. I am going to BEAT one of the other stories into shape with a GIANT HAMMER if I have to. Probably the fairy-tale; it's shorter, and it has... um, how to put this... less awkward thematic resonance with Cat's own life. (Instead, it has awkward thematic resonance with my life. *headdesk* I can't win.)

*opens "An Ounce of Prevention" files and avoids the issue*
edenfalling: circular blue mosaic depicting stylized waves (ocean mosaic)
Here is my life plan for the next two weeks:

Thursday: work, laundry, pick up held library books
Friday: open store, cadge ride to Madison (NJ) with Dad, family dinner out
Saturday: bridal shower 1pm, family dinner in, other activities TBD (I should call Pat...)
Sunday: Father's Day brunch, cadge ride back to Ithaca

Monday-Wednesday: work, also possibly buy sparkly silver earrings
Thursday: work, pack for wedding, panic
Friday: pick up rental car 10am, drive to Massachusetts, rehearsal dinner
Saturday: moral support at salon, wedding 2pm, reception 3pm-6ish, drive home
Sunday: return rental car before 10am, close store

Somewhere in there I need to finish Cat's year-and-a-half belated birthday present. Except, you know, the two stories that I have pegged as options are not speaking to me at the moment, and the story that is speaking to me is a paranormal romance novel set in Ithaca, which is sadly short on actual, y'know, romance. And stuff. (But the background for psychics and shapeshifters and ghosts and stuff is about a hundred times more scientific and thought-out than most of the genre, which has to count for something, right? Right??? *sigh*)

Screw that. I am going to BEAT one of the other stories into shape with a GIANT HAMMER if I have to. Probably the fairy-tale; it's shorter, and it has... um, how to put this... less awkward thematic resonance with Cat's own life. (Instead, it has awkward thematic resonance with my life. *headdesk* I can't win.)

*opens "An Ounce of Prevention" files and avoids the issue*

Profile

edenfalling: stylized black-and-white line art of a sunset over water (Default)
Elizabeth Culmer

October 2017

S M T W T F S
1 234 567
891011 12 1314
1516 17 18192021
22232425262728
293031    

Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags