January 09, 2006

Of Food and Friendship

You know, every time I say I have no blog fodder - my life explodes. Every time. I've been so busy lately I can't keep up - and I have so much to tell y'all.

Let's see - there was the bet - and my reactions and plans. And yes, I do have plans....you realize that. Right?

Then there was this weekend. Company and a blogmeet. Damn - I can't think of a better way to spend a weekend.

The job. And while I can't tell you many details, I can tell you it's stressful. And scary. And if someone wants to bet you that Tammi will be pissin' people off this week, it's a pretty sound bet that I will. And that's not really a good thing. Nope, not at all.

Anyway - I'll do this in a couple of phases, so I can try and do a half way decent job of it all. My mind is still whirlin' from my cyber-guests, so I'll come back to that later. Let's talk about Saturday - shall we?

My very dear friend Laughing Wolf came to town for Fritz Fest. It was the perfect chance for us to be able to spend some quality time together and catch up. We've both been so busy that it seemed like forever since we had been able to do that.

Since I had crashed so hard Friday night - I was up before the crows Saturday morning trying to pull everything together. I had some things to finish up at the Little Blue Cracker House and I really wanted to put together a meal that would compliment the company.

So at 4:30 I started to pull everything together. That's 4:30am. After a pot and a half of coffee, and great conversation with AW I was ready.

I made cheesecake. And I have to tell you - it was damned good. BUT it took most of the morning. I am thinking about posting the recipe but don't know if I'm allowed or not. It's that secret. It's that good.

Oops, I got sidetracked, sorry.

Puttered around, got things pulled together a bit and had everything ready in time for the Buc's game at 3:30. The only saving grace of that damned game was the fact that LW arrived during it. (yes, the Buc's sucked wet socks and they deserved to loose. And that's all I'm going to say about that.)

We had a wonderful evening, Even though T1G blew us off to go to a hockey game (what ever). We sat and caught up with the many changes and events that have been going on. We talked about blogging and bloggers, food and recipes, life, spirituality and careers. We drank some wonderful wine from a local winery and ate waaayyyyy too much food. And it was all wonderful.

Sunday morning was a big breakfast and more conversation. Teresa arrived and it just got better. The three of us laughing and talking and catchin' up. I realized when it came time to leave for Fritz Fest I almost didn't want to go. I wanted to just bring everyone to my house and keep it going here. But we headed over and it was GREAT.

But all in all, just spending quality time with my friend, hearing him laugh and being able to catchup on all of the curves life has thrown us - THAT was wonderful.

In case I didn't tell you LW - Thank you. Thank you for gracing my home with your presence. Thank you for your council and wisdom. And most of all, thank you for your friendship. (now hurry up and get back to regular blogging. We miss you!)

Posted by Tammi at January 9, 2006 06:47 AM

No, thank you: For the hospitality of your home; for your wisdom, laughter, and thought; for the love as shown through your wonderful cooking; and, for your friendship. I don't deserve it, but accept it and am glad to get what others think I deserve.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at January 9, 2006 04:31 PM