in my never-ending quest for the perfect addiction, i've been on a buying rampage in the table linen and dinnerware departments. today, my trunk filled with this:
I may need a 12-step. *sigh* but i love setting a beautiful table. And Liam, the chef from Ireland that I've befriended while he's here visiting, Liam gave me an armload of old foodie magazines from the UK and nearby areas. They are delicious in their photography. I would love to be able to just cook and set beautiful tables and have amazing dinner parties. i certainly have enough place settings! oh - i'd need a new table, though…what i'd love to do is just open up the kitchen/dining/livingroom areas of my house and make 1 big room. in the middle, have a long wooden burl table to fit 16 or so. yes! what fun that would be! do Sunday potlucks and Sunday brunch-into-dinners. Liam is going back to Ireland in a few weeks, and I'd love to have him join us for our Sunday family dinner before that. (Sunday family dinner is a tradition I started a few months ago in order for everyone to reconnect. i love it).
my dream is to go to Ballymaloe Cooking School for the 12-week course…but afraid I would end up like this:
tonight i have beef burgundy and rosemary rolls. tomorrow, an appointment with a PTSD specialist. very excited about both. Kitty is snoring on the chair with me…Henry is snoring at my feet. the smell of dinner is wafting up the stairs. maybe i will make some art, after all…maybe i already have….