December 15, 2009

lasagna & snowflakes


Sunday afternoon became a mess of panic-stricken hurrying to accomplish... something. In my determination, when the computer took time to catch up with itself, I took to cleaning and straightening... not wanting to waste a minute. When the ringing phone interrupted my go-go-going, I paused but then gave in to answering it... since through the magic of caller id I knew who was waiting on the other end. I certainly don't claim to be focused, and I eagerly welcomed distraction from a friend. And it was a call worth answering. An invitation? For dinner? Tonight? I could have said No, I really have so much I need to get done tonight... but I never did fit in a trip to the grocery store and my family was likely to have stale crackers and lunch meat for dinner... so I accepted. It turned out to be more than an invitation... it was also motivation to keep on working... but maybe more than that. Her phone call felt like a life-line in my afternoon... once the offer was made I knew that it was exactly what I needed. An invitation to relax... with friends who don't mind if you show up for dinner in your pajamas. And I suppose there is not much that a glass of wine and a dinner I did not have to cook won't fix. Add in a lesson on making paper snowflakes and a little singing & dancing (complete with jazz hands) in the kitchen and the crushing stress of my procrastination had all but vanished.
Friendship. Laughter. Lasagna. Corny music and jazz hands.
I will have to remember this recipe the next time I pile too much up on life's plate...

Unwrap a Tuesday with Emily at Chatting at the Sky...

16 comments:

Beth said...

I think that sounds wonderful! Thank goodness for a little laughter and respite. :)

Graceful said...

Thank God for friends (and a little wine doesn't hurt either!).

Sharone said...

It sounds heavenly!! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so sweet...but darn it, why wasn't I the one to call you??? I will have to remember this for the future.

Playing Sublimely said...

Love it!

Kelli said...

Evenings like this one are a rare treat. So glad you were able to not worry about preparing dinner for a night. Friends and good food...perfect combo!!

Rosemarie said...

"Friendship. Laughter. Lasagna. Corny music and jazz hands." That could be the name of a blog.

Don't you love when dinner is fixed by someone else ... ahhh.

(So far we have two votes that I'm having a boy - we shall see!)

HisFireFly said...

Praise God for good friends!

Kimberly said...

Such a treat! Friends are a gift:)

Me said...

Sounds like the perfect finish to an insane day!

Corinne said...

You are right, good friends and wine can fix anything :)

togetherforgood said...

What a wonderful recipe. :)

imoomie said...

Such great friends, truly a gift from God...dancing, jazz hands, boy am I glad you didn't pass it up!

Boy Crazy said...

A good friend of mine says that when she hears a friend say they're too busy for a night out with friends, that means that's exactly what she needs most. :) I hope you had fun.

jenn said...

sounds like a fun evening! does that mean if I invite you to dinner will you come? lol

semicrunchymama said...

An evening with good friends does sound like just the recipe for an overwhelming day! I hope you had a great evening!