I am still feeling star struck and buoyed by the Dervaes Family visit. Admittedly, I am struggling with seeing my image, as I don't photograph well. And it didn't help that I'd walked in the heat right before several of the pictures were taken. I'm the pink one. They sent me photos taken over the weekend of the absolutely wonderful interactions, people and places during their visit from Pasadena. Yesterday I was physically too spent to do anything except my daily walk. I also have had an upset stomach. Through it all I am grinning. What wonderful people and Beany, Mr. Beany too. I was so excited they were coming, but it was wonderful that they understood my fangirl nuttiness with the Dervaes family. Wow.
I was ill prepared for 8 guests in my 272 sf home, but Anais came to the rescue with bags full of additional food, plates and cups. Yes, the downside of the ascetic life or patterns of austerity anyway is not being able to feed a crowd without notice. Vegetarians mind you. I had lots of lamb filled grape leaves and a few non-meat grape leaves for Beany and Mr. Beany. But, I was feeling semi-capable of entertaining a couple and I didn't think I'd have the opportunity to have Jules, Anais, Jordanne, Justin along with Janice and Sergio visit too. A riches of guests.