Thursday, September 13

Here's One I Forgot



I forgot this one yesterday. It was also in the autumn weddings category. It was pretty, but it didn't require much in the way of thought or preparation, and to tell you the truth, the "balls" of roses have been overdone and I am tired of them. You can't see it in my photo, but on the floor at the four points of the table, there were cylinder vases and pilsner vases with corkscrew willow and other tall branches, festooned with a few blossoms and leaves. That part was interesting, but one of the branches almost put my eye out when I walked too close to it (I couldn't see it in the semi-darkness). In a real-life event, designers need to be aware of those possibilities. One time at a museum opening, mr. kenju almost got hurt when a branch from a buffet centerpiece grazed his eyelid. Luckily it didn't touch his eyeball or it could have scratched his cornea.


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Mr. kenju is HOME at last. We arrived here at 10:30 am this morning, and he was very happy to be "sprung" from jail, as he called it. Our son was with us to help and about the time he was leaving, our first-born daughter came to stay for a while. His first request was to eat something, so I gave him a hard-boiled egg and some toast, with jam we received in the mail last week. One of his friends from NYC sent us a box of jams and preserves made by Trappist Monks. They are excellent, and while that may not be the perfect thing for him to eat now that he has to watch his diet, we felt a treat was in order today. An old friend of mine came this morning and brought us 2 loaves of Friendship bread/cake that she had made and it is delicious!! We all promptly chowed down on several slices of that. For lunch he had a grilled cheese and tomato on whole wheat and for dinner, we had a wonderful meal provided by one of my good friends: linguine with a topping made of chicken breast, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, with green beans and rosemary/olive oil bread (my favorite!) She took pains to make a meal with little to no fat or salt, which is just what we both need!
Forgive me if I don't visit everyone tonight, please. I am exhausted and mr. kenju is already fast asleep. As soon as the laundry finishes, I'm off to bed. Hope to visit more tomorrow.



22 comments:

Diane Mandy said...

I'm glad he's home and enjoying some good food!! Hospital food may as well be prison food!

Beverly said...

I'm glad you have your man home. Don't apologize for not visiting every time.

rosemary said...

Judy....the gala pix were great....but many of yours are better, honestly. You have a real eye for color and your designs are elegant. Glad the mr is home. If he sticks to his diet and does what the doc tells him and you tell him too, he will recover.

Thumper said...

Someone sent you a hardboiled egg and toast with jam in the mail? Brave man, eating that...

;)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So happy to hear the Mr. Kemju is home and so very happy about it! You must be completely exhausted, dear Judy. DO TAKE CARE OF YOU!
Big Hugs, my dear.

mar said...

I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of that table competition!

Glad to hear Mr kenju is finally at home. You should get your deserved rest too so take it easy!

Puttrboy said...

Love your blog. Your floral arrangements are terrific.

PI said...

What great friends you have doing just the right thing - very heart-warming.
At least you won't have the exhaustion of hospital visiting and as long as you can cultivate saint- like patience all will be well:)

Awareness said...

Good morning Judy....It looks like we both signed in at Michele's at the same time. It makes me feel close in proximity to you.

I'm glad Mr. Kenju is home....and family is all around. Sounds like he's being looked after and fed like a king.

take care....

ps. I'm with you on that centrepiece. it's too much.

Mike Davis said...

Glad you guys are finally reunited! Enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by!

sage said...

I'm glad to hear that Mr. Kenju is home--those table center-pieces are neat.

Granny Annie said...

Are you trying to put Mr. Kenju back in the hospital? Serving...hardboiled eggs and toast and jam received in the mail LAST WEEK??? LOL

Welcome home Mr. Kenju. We've all been pulling for you.

Janet said...

I am so glad to hear Mr. Kenju is home. I just got through reading what happened and I'm so glad he's doing better!

indigo said...

Glad to know Kenju is coming home...Yeah! Here from Michele who send's her best.

Chancy said...

It's super to hear that Mr K is home and all settled. I agree he needs some special food treats since he has been such a good soldier during his hospital stay. He probably will appreciate some old fashioned babying too.

Best wishes.

utenzi said...

Some great food might not be exactly what the doctor ordered, but I bet it'll exert some healing powers anyway. Welcome back, Mr Kenju.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I hope you both had a good night's sleep Judy. I'm sure that great food tasted wonderful to Mr. Kenju. Take care...and have a good weekend...rest up as much as possible.

The Turmanators said...

I know you are relieved that Mr. K. is home safe and sound. Thank goodness he is doing well and has you to help.

he flowers were amazing; I wish I had half your talent and am so impressed. The area where I live is all about Garden Club and such, and while I LOVE, LOVE flowers and am learning to grow them well, I don't think I will ever have that special something that makes an arrangement pop. YOU DO.

Maria said...

I am glad Mr. K is home and the bread and jams sound delicious. Food does taste so much better when out of the hospital and at home.

I would rather you rest than try to comment on my blog. I know you will get back to all of us when you can. Take care of yourself.

Shephard said...

Sounds like a full and yummy day, Judy! The dinner sounded absolutely delicious. I have to admit, I have no idea what Friendship bread/cake is.

Enjoy your weekend!
~S

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Tell Mr. K that all the bloggers are glad he is back home!

Farrago said...

VISIT?! I'm upset you didn't invite me over for dinner!

Welcome home, Mr. Kenju! May your recovery be swift and complete!