We had cocktails under the gazebo this evening. The vinyl roll up blinds did their job of protecting our privacy when The Poodle came around with his little white dog and stood motionless on the opposite bank of “the creek” and stared in our direction. I squeezed a peek through the slats and congratulated myself on the brilliant idea of the roll up blinds.
We didn’t really have an orchestrated plan for dinner so we heaved out some frozen protein triangles and some frozen carb plugs and made individually customized salads.
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We do still have a bit of a Sanford & Son vibe going on out on the deck but that shouldn’t stop me from bragging about how nice the old bench came out. That’s four coats of paint on 26 year old boards that have spent every day and night of those years outside.
So, a satisfyingly nice evening outdoors. And I didn’t have to cook OR clean up. I know it’s not really the season yet but my boss told me she hasn’t seen the ground yet in Minneapolis and currently has 5″ of the white stuff in her yard right now, so I consider myself lucky lucky lucky to have had this evening.