Monday, May 25, 2009

Poised on the Edge of Party

Everything is ready for the big Memorial Day Barbecue.
We've been buying for it for over a month, and have been doing
set-up things for it for the last 3 days. We've been watching
the weather report for days, chanting "don't rain, don't rain".
(It looks like the rain will hold off until after midnight.)
It all starts in an hour and a half. Cay went to get ice and
chairs, and I'm sitting in the quiet house, preparing for the
whirlwind of a day.

We don't know how many people are coming - somewhere between 40
and 60, I'm guessing. We've been doing this for many years now,
it seems to be the traditional kick-off for the summer. I can't
believe fun is that much work, but it is always great fun, and
worth it.

Ah the strange human celebrations of the passage of time -
burning large amounts of meat and swilling large amounts of
home brewed beer. And then, voila! It is summer.

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