Yesterday felt like the primary *actual* date evening that Jerry and I’ve had because the pandemic began. We had been invited to our pal Eric’s fortieth party. I feel Eric mentioned he was the youngest in our pal group, so we’re all in our 40s now–I am unable to imagine it! These are principally those that I graduated highschool with in 2000 (and I really went to preschool with Eric). I really like that we’re all nonetheless pals, and I want we acquired collectively extra usually. Jerry and I are going to plan a sport evening quickly.
Anyway, I hoped to get extra photos from different individuals who had been there final evening, however you know the way that is–people takes photos, say they’re going to ship them to you, and then you definitely by no means see them. However I’ve just a few of Jerry and me.
I ended at my mother and father’ home to drop off some peaches for them, and since Jerry and I had been comparatively dressed up, my mother acquired just a few photos of us.
I used to be fairly nervous about going to Eric’s social gathering, not solely due to my social anxiousness (I had no concept who was going to be there), but additionally due to being vegan and a non-drinker. I seemed up the restaurant’s menu on-line to attempt to plan forward and found there was NOT ONE SINGLE OPTION (I am not kidding) that was vegan. And if there have been any vegetarian choices, I did not see them.
So, Jerry and I made a decision to eat earlier than we went and if there was nothing we may eat, no large deal. It was served buffet-style, and there ended up being a plate of hummus and veggies, together with a facet salad with French dressing. I took a giant portion of each and simply hoped no one would ask me why I wasn’t consuming extra.
So far as drinks–I may have caught with water, however with a full bar there and it being a special day, I made a decision to ask the bartender for a mocktail (cocktail with out alcohol). Since being alcohol-free is turning into increasingly more widespread, bars are beginning to serve extra mocktails and they’re fairly artistic. I did not wish to order a easy tonic with lime (my go-to mocktail), so I requested the bartender if she may make me a mocktail of her choosing–just to make up no matter she needed and shock me.
I did not know this till not too long ago, however there are non-alcoholic variations of spirits like gin and vodka. I might by no means tried them, so it was fairly enjoyable to get to attempt one thing new. And take a look at my fancy drink! I want I may keep in mind what it was known as or what was in it, however there have been a variety of names of issues I did not acknowledge.
The drink wasn’t as candy because it appears. I informed her that I am not an enormous fan of candy drinks, so she made a pair that weren’t on the candy facet.
I had yet one more mocktail that was like a mojito but it surely had non-alcoholic gin and one thing else in it. I used to *love* mojitos, so I used to be excited to attempt that one. It was scrumptious! The muddled mint makes any drink style contemporary and even summery.
Between the salad and hummus and the mocktails, I did not really feel as awkward as I anticipated to.
One of the best a part of the night was attending to see my previous pals that I hadn’t seen in so lengthy. I acquired to catch up a bit with them, though not lengthy sufficient, so I’m excited to host a sport evening and/or bonfire quickly. Jerry and I used to host a giant bonfire each year–usually on or round his September birthday–so that is most likely what we’ll do that yr. I am unable to keep in mind the final time we did it!
As we speak was again to engaged on the flooring within the bed room and toilet. Jerry took all the pieces out of the lavatory (per my brother’s directions), and I prepped the subfloor (pulling nails, caulking, and priming) with a purpose to pour the leveling product on it. It was really form of enjoyable, listening to a podcast and dealing with Jerry.
|You’ll be able to see the place the water broken the ground alongside the bathe, too|
Now, all that is left within the rest room is the bathroom, the bathe, and the self-importance. The bathroom and bathe will come out quickly. That is when the true enjoyable begins! Haha.