School should start after Labor Day. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Prep and Pastry outdid itself this morning. We met Cali Grammy after our walk, and marveled once again at all the babies and pregnant mommies and the wonder of seeing one another after several months. Grammy apologized as she snapped pictures of our food; "I'm one of those people...." didn't phase us at all. We moved silverware and napkins and glasses and you are rewarded with these:
I was encouraged to include protein along with my fruit and croissant/donut topped with strawberry glaze... real strawberries... no artificial sweetener after-taste or gloppiness in my mouth ... so I asked for a scrambled egg ... which was perfectly cooked and garnished with a pea shoot or three.
We split the pastry.
Cali Grammy waffled between the varieties and settled on these creamy and gooey fruit covered French toasts. She didn't talk much after they arrived on the table; I think she liked them.
Meanwhile, Brenda Starr ordered the tri-tip sliders she's been eyeing since we began eating there. She, too, was quiet once she put top on the cheddar cheese biscuit.
To no one's surprise, I kept right on talking.
James Garner died, and I am blue.
He is ... now was ... on the short list of people with whom I'd like to share a meal. Along with Robert Mitchum and Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, his name in the cast will guarantee that I'll at least take a chance on watching the movie.
He always seemed comfortable in his own skin; Murphy's Romance seemed more autobiographical than fictional. He was married to the same woman since 1956, which doesn't surprise me at all. His politics were left of center and his smile melted my heart. He was the best Maverick ... and I'm willing to argue the point.
He will be missed.
What do you do when the Bridal Registry is completed and you've yet to buy a gift? The happy couple live many states away; I knew him as a college student when decorating choices were dictated by availability and portability. Past history is no help today.
I can guess at their color scheme by examining the choices they made. I can be creative and hope they like my choice. Or, I could send an email and ask for guidance.
It's absolutely lovely to have this at the top of my worry list.