I had the girls over for dinner Saturday night with my parents. I wasn’t officially moved in yet, but I couldn’t wait to break in my new table. I’m so proud of the farmhouse table my dad and I built. I’ve been shopping around for one like this for so many years and finally gave up and decided to do it myself. We used the Ana White DIY plans. The benches were my dad’s design. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of this table in the future.
Instead of cooking around all the boxes, we ordered Chinese food from Chef Kwo’s. I bought several bottles of wine at Trader Joe’s to go with dinner and put together a fruit and cookie tray on top of my cake holder. The holder had a bowl of ginger snaps, vanilla wafers, pineapple, and cantaloupe. The fruit was perfect for adding to the wine.
I ordered egg rolls, sesame tofu (Sealy is vegetarian), vegetable egg rolls, vegetable fried rice, chicken lo mein, sweet and sour chicken, bourbon chicken, teriyaki chicken, white rice, crab ragoons, general chicken, steak and broccoli, and orange chicken.
My mom opened up the most ironic fortune cookie. “Traveling down south will bring you exciting adventures and luck”
My fortune said “Your simple kindness today will be rewarded multiple times.” and I think it was. I had great friends, incredible parents, a happy dog, and incredible health. That’s a lot of rewards.
After dinner, we hung out on the balcony and had more wine. This is the life I have been hoping for for a long time. I’m so blessed that I have incredible people surrounding me, and for my life to be where it’s supposed to be. Change is good.