Thursday, October 22, 2009

Planning for guests…

We are having quite a few guests in the coming week.  Saturday, my mom and dad are coming down for the first time since March!  I am thrilled to have them for the day.  The only thing that could have made it better would have been my sister joining us.  We are going to take Mom and Dad for their first sushi experience—I think Mom is nervous, but I have promised to steer her in the right direction.

Next weekend, Mariah is coming for Saturday.  I am thrilled!  We haven’t had a chance to really hang out since June.  I’ve seen her several times since then, but always in passing, and often at funerals.  I am trying to figure out what to do—but  I think we may just spend the day at the house talking because that’s what we do best.

And some night next week, we are having a new guest over for dinner and hanging out.  Andy has become friends with his boss’s daughter, who is my age.  She had mentioned that she really didn’t have many friends her own age in town, and asked Andy if I had lots of friends.  He told her that I had very few, and that they were all older with kids.  So she asked if he thought the two of us might be friends.  I am THRILLED.  Frankly, I was considering asking Andy to see if she wanted to hang out with me—because she’s my age, and if my husband gets along with her, I know I will.

So she is coming over next week—and we are going to attempt to make sushi.  We were given a sushi set for our wedding from our sweet friend Ike, and have never used it.  I found this recipe for Cucumber and Avocado sushi, and we’re going to give it a try.  We’re also going to have salad with ginger dressing (one of my favorite things at Japanese restaurants), rice candy, vegetarian gyoza (potstickers) (I’m super excited to try this recipe), and I’m seriously considering some dessert sushi—like Rory and Lorelai had on Gilmore Girls when Lorelai recreated Asia to make Rory feel better about not going to Asia with Logan.

I am so excited!  And I’ll let you know how our make-your-own Japanese food experience goes :)

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