Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday, first and last first Friday of 2009

Today is the last day I can write on the first Friday of 2009. So momentous...

1. The world is my busy, happy home.

2. "Have fun!" was the last thing I said.

3. I wonder why cynicism appeals to some people.

4. Infinity clears its throat at the end of all things. (No one's cosmology has an end of all things, does it? It's just the beginning of the next thing.)

5. There's something to be said for breathing.

6. Contented and hopeful is where I want to be.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight this afternoon I'm looking forward to going with Holly to meet friends at St. James tearoom , organized by Kim (thanks! and the menu is below), tomorrow my plans include cleaning the hot tub, and putting 100 things away in the library because we have company coming on Monday! and Sunday, I want to discover something that will change the world for the better!

P.S. Photos of the tea

—a peekaboo thing Holly made of me. The best image from that set is here:
and others here

Today is the last day of the Christmas-tea menu, so I've brought it here as their website will change to the January menu soon.

Menu for December:
Victoria & Albert's Christmas Cheer
(subject to change without notice)

Breast of Duck, Port, Cherry & Red Currant Puff Pastry
Individual Beef Wellington
Duchess Potato
Stilton and Cranberries on Pear Barquette

Traditional Tea Sandwich:
Cucumber Pineapple Cream Star with Cinnamon Butter

Scones & Bread
Traditional Cream Scone
with Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream

Ginger, Fig, Cranberry & Walnut Fruitcake*
with Orange Hard Sauce

Almond and Cinnamon Meringue Star*
Royal Mincemeat Tart
Bittersweet Chocolate, White Chocolate and
Peppermint Truffle

*contains nuts

Due to the theme of this month's menu,  
many of the items are cooked with or include alcohol.

St. James Tearoom


Elisha said...

"(No one's cosmology has an end of all things, does it? It's just the beginning of the next thing.)"

I have an atheist friend whose favorite description of what happens after we die is "we're worm food", which she's using as a colorful way of saying that's the end of us. But I suppose it's a beginning for the worm, isn't it? I'd never thought about that quote that way before!

Happy Campers said...

I think your cynicism appeals to people because you're many people try to hide their true self, their real thoughts.

Happy New Year! :)

Sandra Dodd said...

I have cynicism!? (Damn it, I knew I did. That sucks...)

I probably do. But I like to think my cup's filling up quickly and never will be empty. :-)

It seems some people cultivate cynicism and are glad to see their cynicism is bigger and darker than the neighbors'. Holly's working at a skateboarder shop and her sparkly joy is not always appreciated by her co-workers and customers.

Ronnie said...

"Have fun!" is very profound. One hears it a lot in unschooler homes.

And it's not at all cynical. :-)