So, I was going to tell you about the weekend (which was wonderful) but my sister-in-law convinced me that we could drink champagne (actually sparkling wine) from the afternoon into the night and as long as we didn't switch to some other tipple, we wouldn't feel bad in the morning. A kind of scientific experiment, she said, and she's a nurse so she should know. . .
We gathered yesterday afternoon to celebrate my nephew Drew's 40th birthday -- sister-in-law Fay, her daughter Amelia, and her son Asher, Justin and Claui, and our (spiritual) son and daughter-in-law, Cory and Kasie.
Plus (of course) dogs. Justin was preparing hot peppers to smoke for his famous pepper sauce; Fay was reading to Asher; football was being watched -- it was a glorious, messy family hodge-podge and, what with the scientific experiment, I'm not actually up to saying more.
Things should be back to normal tomorrow and I'll tell you about my weekend.