Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
A Too-Brief Sabbath Feast
Last Sunday it was my very great pleasure to host Books, Toys, and Games (a.k.a. Ray D., a.k.a. TBombadil) and Pentamom (a.k.a. Jane D., a.k.a. Goldberry of Withywindle, a.k.a. SheWhoPicksUpToys) and their brood of five for two too-short hours before they had to head back to Erie. I'd only met Jane and Ray in person once before, in May 2000, so you can imagine how delighted I was to see them again and how frustrated I was to have to say goodbye so quickly.
Here are pics: first the D's and then Jane and me.
The kids were a treat. Quick impressions: #1 is a lovely young lady. #2 is Ray Redux. #3's sweet and reserved. #4's the cutest biped I've met in some time. #5's the only child ever to visit my house who, upon being pointed to my toy shelf, spurned all else in favor of the books. He gave a positive review to Gus Was a Friendly Ghost, an old family favorite.
They tried to talk me into moving to Erie, but of course I told them that would take my whole church moving. Of course a job offer in my chosen profession (see bio at left for a clue) would also do the trick, so any far-flung friends who wish they could see more of me have only to arrange for that!
As for the menu, if you ever have the pleasure of having the D's as guests, be sure to serve fruit salad...they all but licked the bowl clean. It was fresh pineapple, peaches, strawberries, kiwis and blueberries. The Trader Joe's sparkling blueberry and pomegranate juices were also a hit. Other items served were a curried chicken and rice salad (with onions, peppers, carrots and grapes) and a spring mix salad. There was a key lime pie, as well, which I forgot to serve. That's the second time I've completely blanked on dessert for a Sabbath feast. Oops.
Preparation was the easiest yet, as my house has slowly but steadily been staying a little tidier between each festal event. A long way to go still, but I'm very grateful for progress!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 10:28 AM
On August 26, 2007 10:47 PMpentamomwrote... LOL....#3 is sweet and reserved around non-family adults. She's a total and complete goofball in "real"life. But still sweet.
But you got #1 and #2 reversed. Joshua would be most discomfited to be referred to as a "lovely young lady." Given that he now towers about 4" above his older sister, you can be forgiven for the error, however.
Valerie wouldn't have agreed and corrected the post if she was going in number order, because my comment would have made no sense. My comments making no sense isn't unusual, but Valerie probably wouldn't have acted on one of those. ;-)
Jon, I take it you're acquainted with members of the Ben-Ezra family?