Tonight I had two good friends over for dinner. It felt kind of odd, just the three of us. I rarely have such small dinner parties. Usually it’s an eclectic group that gathers round my table. But as the night progressed, I realized there was a freedom of conversation that would not have occurred otherwise. It’s a lesson I’ve been taught before, but is hard for me to remember. A crowd does not necessarily social success.
Now – on to the important part … THE FOOD!
As hors d’oeuvres:
Hot and Spiced Nuts (Pecans, Peanuts, Walnuts, Chinese Five Spice, Cayenne, & Crystallized Ginger)
Cheese (an aged blue from Portugal and a Goats cheese with truffles)
Sourdough bread & olive oil/balsamic vinegar
Tilapia with Citrus Ponzu Sauce
Toasted Sesame Seed Green Beans
Custard with Allspice
Chocolate Ganache Mini-sandwiches
It was a great and simple dinner – and all from healthy ingredients and preperations!
So – I got my glasses today. They are cool! I really like them. As they look.
However, LOOKING THROUGH THEM … well, let’s just say I feel like I’m swimming. Everything at the edges is blurry.
I’ve realized that the days of the shifty eye look are gone. If I want to see something clearly, I have to look at it straight on. No more looking out of the corner of my eye. On one side the prescription is stronger than the other. This is weird. It means that sometimes when I look at things far away, more through my right eye, they are not as clear as looking them with my left eye.
I frequently find myself looking below or above the glasses to see things “more clearly”. (how weird is that? Hello! Glasses – isn’t EVERYTHING supposed to be sharper? Also? The glasses – and the opening of the oven? Not such a clear view.
But overall, I am happy to have them, and can see a difference. (ha! “see” a difference. I amuse myself)