Saturday, February 25, 2012

Serving the Kings of European Nations?

That's what I felt like this morning. Mr. kenju doesn't 'entertain' often, but when he does, everthing has to be perfect. Some men from his pipe and tobacco club are here this morning to stuff envelopes, apply stamps and address stickers. They are discussing the state of the world (not good) and their lives in general (boring, I suspect), while preparing for their annual pipe and tobacco expo, and nothing, nothing I tell you! is more important (to mr. kenju) than that expo. Life has to be put on hold from now until the date in April, when they will gather to share their tobacciana wares, and indulge in good-ole-boy camaraderie. 

The coffee had to be ready and hot, the creamer and sugar bowls  easily accessible, and very soon, I will need to plate the delicatessen foods I bought yesterday - all Boar's Head  (is there another brand?? He won't eat anything else.) There is low-salt ham, rare roast beef, salami and imported swiss cheese, dill pickles, chips, potato salad, lettuce and sliced tomatoes, rye bread and some of those new-fangled thin breads for sandwiches. 

Don't you wish you were me? 

15 comments:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

It sounds like fun. Really. I get stressed about gatherings, but by the time everything is in order, I am much happier and feel like I've accomplished *something* that others appreciate. I'm sure you are a stellar hostess! :-)

Mar said...

Love it! (sorry about that!)

Grannymar said...

If you make me lunch, I would love it!

Star said...

At least he has a hobby! Gonna be a while to April, huh?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, if that is his ONE Passion for the year---that doesn't seem so bad to me.....And Lunch sounds quite yummy....!

Judy (kenju) said...

would you believe I bought 1/2 lb. of each thing and it is nearly all gone??? Plus they ate a whole bag of potato chips!

Arkansas Patti said...

I don't suppose they let you sit in. You definitely have the gents spoiled.

Kay Dennison said...

One good thing about entertaing men is no leftovers!!!! Sounds like you've been busy!!!

tiff said...

You are a great hostess, and those dudes are lucky to have you.

joared said...

Gee, I didn't know there were guys who still smoked pipes. My bro was reluctantly coerced into giving up his beloved pipe and no longer has me sending tobacco from the mainland. Yep! Get those goodies to eat ready.

Anonymous said...

This won't happen in our house. Not only does Hunky Husband not want to have people over to his house, he gave up all forms of smoking as part of his campaign to get me to marry him. (It worked!)
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Celia said...

He's lucky to have you. Good that he's interested in something besides the television. :-)

Gilly said...

You are a great wife, Judy! I hope Mr. Kenju appreciates you.

I think when men get together they all eat more than they normally would!

How big is a bag of potato chips??? I rather think that is what we call crisps, but no doubt they all taste the same!

Granny Annie said...

I'm not all that crazy about serving up refreshment for the guys but I always wish I were you:)

Pat said...

Are you allowed to participate or are you just there to serve?