Since the Prairie Princess (PP) is only a week from returning to northern Europe, we (PP, NCW, UH, and moi) decided to have a dinner and invite Emmy, EMSA, and the Smith's. Tonight was the scheduled night, but the Smith's are under the weather and were unable to attend, so we had dinner for six rather than the earlier expected eight. It was a fun evening, eating was simple - spaghetti a la Jimmy with garlic bread and green beans. Pineapple for dessert. The group sat around and talked about the world, current events, St Paul doings, and remembrance of times past. We missed having the Smiths at the table, but we trust they'll be well in time for the Super Bowl.
Here's another in the occasional series of bad photos of bloggers. I think that it's mainly Santini and me who are participating. I'm not sure that these are any better than previous bad photos, but they were easy to take in the waning light in my back yard and didn't entail a lot of walking outside as the weather began to turn decidedly ugly. We're headed for sub-zero temps overnight tonight. Now that's ugly.
It was a busy day. My Saturday morning tennis wasn't as successful as it has been in the past. We had a sub, and a young one at that, who was playing well and I didn't manage to be on the winning team for any of the three sets we played. Tennis will teach you humility when you least expect it, or desire it. But I'm happy that I played and that I was able to at least play respectably. And to assuage my ego, I played some eight-off solitaire on the computer and managed to win a few games in a row. One should never leave one's ego unassuaged.