Mick and I hit the ground running today, both of us needing to get a good deal behind us before Homecoming. Mick went out into the beautiful day, enjoying the mild temperature and the sweet, golden sunshine, and accomplished his mowing for the day, then turned his energies to our own gardens and lawn. By bath time he had cut and detailed our “lawn” – actually more of a meadow, as we value the wildflowers over grass – and weeded and mulched our plantings. Although he remained dissatisfied, since he knows there are many more weeds out there which he ran out of time to remove, to the non-gardening observer our place looks magnificent.
My first thought of the work day was for the remaining two quote searches and despite persistent trouble with my MS Outlook software I got them finished and sent to Gary.
I also had a planning session with Mish concerning the snacks and desserts to be prepared for the Homecoming folks. We chose a cucumber dip and an artichoke-spinach dip, with baguettes and pita chips for dipping, for our snacks. We will also offer fruits, cheeses and nuts. For our dessert we chose brownies and ice cream, with chocolate syrup and whipped cream for those with a true sweet tooth.
Then it was time to take Mish to the Mall St. Matthews, where she treated me to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. We enjoyed a variety of “small plates”. Mish’s shopping goal for the day was a very good shoe store in that mall, Knotts Shoes, which caters to people with problem feet. I dropped her off there and then went to have a manicure-pedicure with Bethany at Absolutely Salon. For this Homecoming week I chose a pretty, sparkling blue nail enamel, since the upcoming Gathering is all about blue-ray communication.
Mish was very successful at the shoe store, coming away with just what she wanted. She also had a reading from Leigh Ann Loggins, a local psychic who has a very pure and powerful contact with angelic guidance. Mish reported that the reading was simply wonderful.
Mick and I enjoyed a whirlpool and then a soothing bath together and rested until Romi came. We had previously arranged that I would take him out for a thank-you dinner at Selena’s, and we included Mish. We three had a lovely dinner, enjoying their good food and the beautiful water garden off their patio, where we sat outside under the waning sunset and gathering twilight, listening to the crickets and tree frogs and our occasional, noisy trains.
We came back to Camelot just in time for the Gaia Meditation, at which Mick offered the closing prayer tonight.