A small cheat for A Picture a Day, because these pictures are not from today, but from last night. From a wonderful, local outing, last night. Yanina was our host, her home abloom and open, welcoming, as always. It was a dinner party that saw, nearly, all of us Mom's Night Out moms together, again, as we've done monthly, for nearly 21 years. When we began, at B's old house, the topics of conversation were preschools, potty training, and "finding time." We are still "looking for time" to do all the things we hope for, or dread, but now those "children" are getting married, in graduate school, moved across country, and still making us smile, laugh, and feel thankful. Moms will, it seems, always need a night out, no matter how "empty" the nests.
One more thought... Yanina brings her art and hospitality to everything she does, including gardening, cooking, and table setting. This time, she was inspired by a restaurant, and a corresponding cookbook... The Malibu Farm Cookbook must be worth ordering. Yanina certainly served us a delicious endorsement for it!
With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.