Faith & Friendship & Sushi

Faith & Friendship & Sushi

Today was such a fun day. Our 40th (yep. 40th! I know you’re thinking, “Oh, Buffy, you can’t possibly be that old. HA!) high school class reunion was last night, and even though Mike & I left way before the midnight end time, we stayed up watching a movie. Ok – Mike watched the movie. I slept. But – I didn’t set an alarm, so when my phone started pinging this morning, I thought, “What is that noise?” It took me a minute to realize it was the phone – and it was my Amelia! It was wonderful waking up to, “Hi, Seesa!” (She calls me “Seesa.” I don’t know what that means. But I like it.) I haven’t seen her for a week, so FaceTiming with her this morning was like being in heaven. She told me all about her week and what she’s been doing. (Ok – I understood about 10 words, but I got the gist of it.)

Then I spent some time with my Adrianna over coffee and breakfast. She was very sweet to listen to stories about the boys’ childhood. I love that girl! And then I had a stamp class with some friends.

Here’s one of the cards we made today.

Artistically Asian, Stampin' Up!

I know, I know. I promised to show you my “Take it or Leave it” rejects. And I will, I promise. But this ties in to today’s story.

This card uses the Artistically Asian set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The colors are Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, and Crumb Cake. And Very Vanilla, of course. It was inspired by our demo meeting that’s coming up.

Tuesday is our next local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator meeting. Any demonstrators who live close are welcome to attend our meetings – which are mostly fun with a little business thrown in. One of my very good friends who is also a downline is moving to Japan at the end of October, so we’re having a party for her. I have a friend who owns an Asian restaurant, so I headed over today to order some sushi for the meeting. We thought that would be a fun “treat” for the meeting. I talked with the sushi chef and ordered what we thought would be a good sample for “sushi virgins.” And then I realized I hadn’t had anything except yogurt since breakfast, so I ordered some take out for dinner.

I was checking my emails when one of the servers said, “He wants to see you over there.” The chef asked me if I was hungry. “Yes!” I said. “Ok. I’ll make you food.” Well – that’s what I thought was going on anyway, I mean, I had ordered food! But he had other ideas. He made an amazing “cone” of crab, avocado, and veggies in a seaweed wrap. Oh, my – it was delicious. Then he started working on one of the rolls I ordered. We chatted a bit. He asked about the meeting, and I told him I thought we were having saki. Would that work well with sushi? Yes – he likes saki. He likes it cold, but some people like it hot. When it’s cold outside, they heat the saki, then go out in the cold, then go back in the warm house, and “Woosh!” He made this movement with his hand that broke any language barriers we had. Apparently, you’re going to be knocked out cold if you drink hot saki, go out in the cold, and then back in the warmth. You’ve been warned!

He finished one roll, then handed me another cone of goodness. This time it was salmon and veggies and more avocado. (How did he know I’m an avocado junkie?) I am totally committed to my husband, but I think I may be just a little in love with this sushi chef. I mean, I can you not love someone who feeds you such amazing goodness?

I hadn’t been home five minutes before my platter was gone. And – shhhhhh – don’t tell, but I ate a couple of Mike’s as well.

Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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