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Applausi Osteria, Old Greenwich, CTApplausi Osteria, Old Greenwich, CT

Last weekend in a few sentences:

Friday night:
Applausi Osteria, Old Greenwich, CT.  Anthony, my friend of several years, and I were celebrating his birthday. We always have the best time anywhere we go. This time was not different. The conversation is always inspiring.

The food was delicious.  He had the potato leek soup, then a gluten free pasta with tomato sauce. I had arugula salad with cherry tomatoes, and then eggplant parmigiana. 

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Mosaic Studio. I am so glad that the studio re-opened.  I was able to finish a piece that I have started several weeks ago. I will be posting it shortly.  The studio is really my happy place.  No matter how bad my pieces turn out, I am so in love with them.  I am in love creating.  Who knew I can be creative?

Costco. Yes, I lost my senses for a moment and agreed to go to Costco on a Saturday.  Yes, it was nuts.  How can you walk in Costco to pick a couple of items and a hour later you are staring at a cartful and a $400 bill? I am always shocked, but it happens every time.

Room for rent. My cousin is staying with me until he finds an apartment or a room to rent. We went to see a place and it was so great that I wanted to move there. The lady was so kind.  Her house was so clean and she had at least 100 plants all around. He is still deciding if that is the right place for him.

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Sonora Restaurant, Port Chester, NY: My sister and I, plus 4 other girls went there for brunch. It was fun and delicious. The girls ranged in age from 40 to 59, and conversation centered mostly about all the travels that we want to do. Some of the places that we are planning on are: Las Vegas, Scotland, and Dubai.

We had all kinds of tapas: shrimp, tacos, croquettes, flatbreads, etc. Some of the ladies had some egg and steak dishes. We all shared a couple of pitchers of mango sangria. Perfect!

Organizing.  The organizations of my closets and drawers is a never-ending project.  I love the idea of simplifying and minimizing.  It feels very freeing to get rid of material stuff.  I am begging my sister not to give me anything for Christmas.  I want to finish all the cosmetics, clothes, shoes, etc, that I have, and then start over with only items I truly love.

“It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.” ― Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes

Life is a breath. The rest of the day was mostly rest and tv, and getting some Christmas cash cards done. It was sad to realize that, from the 7 workers that compose the staff in the building I live at, 2 are no longer with us. One was a victim of cancer and the other of Covid. I miss them both daily.

We owe the people gone too soon, not to waste a single moment in regret or anger.  Do good if you can, but if not, do not do any harm. Have fun, laugh more, live it up!!

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ― Mark Twain