Oysters and Champagne

We celebrated Jeff's birthday a few days early with some close friends Friday night. Marina brought oysters and a strawberry rhubarb tart for dessert (and flowers, of course).

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I made roast chicken and mushroom risotto. Katie made a lovely salad and brought her fancy "25-year barrel-aged" balsamic vinegar from William Sonoma. I gotta get myself some of the good stuff.

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It was nice to reminisce with old friends about the good 'ol days, back when we all lived together out in the sunset before Jeff and I lived in Europe and when we were still figuring things out. But it's also nice to figure stuff out. Happy birthday, Jeffery. I love you. Here's to many more birthdays.

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