Monday, July 18, 2011
I am pleased with my sale attendance- I didn't expect high turnout in July because it's hot and sticky, but I am really tickled by the number of people who came out. Even more tickled by the new people I met!
Some funny events: the thermostat batteries died. I felt like it was getting hotter and hotter- indeed, the thermostat read 83 degrees. Even warmer because there were 20+ people in my living room. At the same time, 4 children under the age of 10 decided to play boy-on-girl mortal combat in the back yard and, yes, in the house, complete with screaming, crying, stick-throwing. I am ever grateful to my neighbor friends for corralling our collective children and leading them out of the house. All in a day's work!
The surprise hit of the evening was the blueberry lemonade I made for the sale - it was so simple. I made lemonade in a large beverage dispenser and used frozen blueberries (which I'd picked intending to make jam, but running out of steam, stashed in the freezer) instead of ice. It turned a lovely pink color delicately flavored with blueberries. I also made sangria with white wine (a box of Big House White was perfect for this), peaches, lemon verbena, some lemon/ginger infused vodka, and seltzer. Both were Yummy. We're still enjoying the last of the beverages, as well as the tuberose I bought for the taller vases.
I'm taking this week off for some quiet time and rejuvenation. I hope you have a good week!