Thursday, March 14, 2013

People make a huge difference

Yesterday I was feeling a bit sorry for myself because a long day stretched before me without much if any human interaction. But Sophie and I were both overjoyed when Lewis Bundock, the man who keeps my house together, came to fix a balky door and visited. Today Greg, the man who makes my flowers and lawns look good, came and also stayed to visit--Sophie and I were again overjoyed.
Then I had lunch with good friend Jean at Tokyo Cafe--yakitori and a salad--and we went to get our flowers of the month (above). We had a great visit, catching up on everthing from my trip to Hawaii to her plans to go to Italy.
Tonight, good friend Kathie Lang Allen came from Arlington and we visited over a glass of wine and then went to Miso Fusion for supper. I had a plate of red, green, and white enchiladas--way too much for me to eat, but the spinach enchilada was the best I've ever had. And we too had a good visit.
I've long said that I feed on people. Being with others energizes me, and I am a much happier camper. Left alone, I tend to fall into introspection and the doldrums. So tonight I'm upbeat, happy with the world, and optimistic. Now if I could only settle down to work.
But I can't emphasize enough how important my friends are to me. I am blessed with many, and I hope each and every one realizes how much I value them.

7 comments:

LD Masterson said...

But didn't you have any friends over for Sophie? She needs to re-energize, too.

Judy Alter said...

LD, I think both Lewis and Greg came to see her, not me. She goes bonkers with excitement over both of them:-)

Charlotte said...

Where.can the recipe for the " Prune Bread" that you wrote about, that is if you are telling..I do hope you are sharing it.
Thank you.

Judy Alter said...

Charlotte, I'm a little leery about posting it on the web, but it's in my cookbook, Cooking My Way Through Life with Kids and Books.

Judy Alter said...

PS Meat to add that posting it on the web somehow would seem disrespectful to my friend's memory and her insistence on secrecy. And her kids might object. I doubt they've noticed that their dad gave it to me for the cookbook.

Charlotte said...

Judy, I had looked for a cook book by you on Amazon before I wrote you and came up with nothing. Since you have given me the name, I found it and will order the cook book. I just wanted to know if it was available.Since you wrote that you didn't get the recipe till her husband gave it to you, that he might have told you not to share it also. Glad you were able to make it public.
Thank you for letting me know.

Judy Alter said...

Charlotte, thanks for ordering the cookbook. Enjoy the prune bread--it's really good!