Spring has burst upon us like confetti. Suddenly the trees are decorated with green dots of leaves, and the cherries and dogwoods with white and pink petals. My flower border is a jumble of yellow daffodils, red tulips and pink and purple hyacinths. We have long, warm evenings - at last!
And naturally I feel like celebrating. When I was a member of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) we had a spring tea every year. Now that I have graduated to the post-preschooler level, I don't get to go to that tea because apparently I am no longer in need of emotional support. They must think I am HIATByN (Have It All Together By Now). Ha!
So, I thought I'd have a virtual tea party. Bring your favorite brew (coffee, tea, or other) and a little snack to share, and let's chat. I have made a pot of Darjeeling and some mini-quiches, cucumber sandwiches and zucchini-raisin bread.
Tea anyone? How is life going for you? Anything good, anything bad, any wishes or hopes?
My biggest headache right now is that my husband got into a fender bender, which will probably result in some not so minor repair bills. The other driver hit him when he stopped for an approaching fire truck. The other driver's insurance company is represented by a class-A grouch who was extremely rude to DH when he called about the claim. Not only that, she was so belligerent to the rep from our insurance company who also tried to talk to her, that our rep had to hang up on her. DH, who has no stomach for this kind of thing, wants to pay the deductible and let our insurance handle it, but I am unwilling to sacrifice that much money just because of that woman's poor behavior, nor risk getting dropped when it's time to renew our policy. I am going to be hitting the phones tomorrow to try to get some results, but I'm not looking forward to it.
So, I hope this works out so that we can avoid paying a deductible.
Some people are so unnecessarily rude, aren't they? It makes things so much more difficult than they need to be. Perhaps I should send that woman a copy of "Emma" to read. Jane Austen always makes me quite ashamed of my manners.