eliminate the negative may be to accent the positive and find ways to mess with Mr. Inbetween.
Last week was particularly busy and ended with a Bridal Shower for Kari, who will marry,on July 30th. my grandson Keenan.
Friends and family of the female variety joined mother and sister,Heather and Robyn and Kari's mother Cindy for pre-celebration of the family evolution.
After a week of sun and warmth,thunderstorms were forecast. The party was to be in Heather's backyard. The house isn't big enough for the crowd expected but if push came to shove, the couch could be shoved into the bedroom and the crowd pushed into the sitting room and kitchen. it's been done before.
Half Heather's yard is a slope up to a park.It's terraced in flowerbeds and a vegetable garden.A
fountain splashes on rocks from top to bottom. Steps took the great-grand children with Auntie Steph to the splash pad in the park.
A structure gives enough shade for eight or ten people. Andy and Heather built it together. Andy is regularly commended for his know- how. He always answers the same.
"I don't know how. My wife tells me I can, so I do" Truth be told, they do to-gether.
Araised fire pit centres the yard. Yesterday a circle of painted plywood covered it with pretty planter in the middle.
The garden was filled with women of all ages ,in long and short dresses ,in make-up and without, wearing jewelleryand without, each to her own.
Food was ample,colourful and beautifully spread. Bacon,sausages in warming pans, golden waffles, a variety of berries and whipped cream,orange slices, a variety of melons. Bite-sized quiches and sausage rolls, Platters of miniature Cinnamon buns and blueberry muffins. Large round glass jugs of juice and other delectable drinks and carafes of coffee and tea.
Background music played throughout accompanying conversations and laughter.
The gifts were piled on plaid blanket on the lower landing of steps to the park. Eventually unwrapped individually held up for display and the cards of good wishes noted.
They were kindly given,warmly received and received passing attention.
Keenan is the first of Andy and Heather's offspring to marry. All signs and portents are positive.
It was a happy, happy day.
Forecaste thunder and rain came in the night and left everything fresh and clean, then stayed away throughout the day and came back minutes after the last guest departed and at the moment the last
came through the door blown in on gales of laughter.