"She's my sure thing. She can't spell 'no.'" Yet another catchy line from Entourage. Friday night there was a tapping at my door; my neighbor wanted to apologize for not being very neighborly and never having invited me over for dinner or giving me their contact information. We chatted in my doorway for a few minutes, and then he went to get the second season from Entourage and insisted I watch it. I've watched 4 episodes today while doing chores and baking, and so far, so good. I tried three new frosting recipes today--chocolate cream cheese, white chocolate, and penuche--for the cupcakes I made. The penuche icing was my favorite and is a new flavor to me; I don't even know how to pronounce it, but it reminds me of caramel icing with just a little more sugar.
Tonight my friend Laura threw a small dinner party in my honor, which is a first for me. It was quite lovely, and the weather fit my dinner request perfectly. I asked for burnt hot dogs. Classy, I know. I figured we'd have chips and hamburgers and hotdogs (and cupcakes, of course), but Laura outdid herself with a fantastic salad, asparagus, squash, terra cotta chips, and various other snacks. Laura's house is in the middle of town, yet it feels like it's out in the country. We ate outside underneath the stars and had the kind of conversation I always enjoy. And as I think about my dinner companions, it makes me so happy that they are all people I admire and respect. Up until recently, I don't remember admiring my friends for things much beyond the surface, which is probably more a reflection of a change in me than in my friends; although it is certainly both.
I hope everyone is having a most lovely weekend. I'm off to bed, so I can wake up early for church. Tomorrow's sermon is about how to overcome struggles with porn, which is particularly timely as I am hearing about more and more families and relationships being destroyed by an addiction to porn.
p.s. I'm grateful for my my sister and her family's opportunity to go to Disney World this week.
Here's a pic of one my little princesses; she's in a big posing phase right now.