The COVID years kept visitors away. Now they are back. We will have three separate visitors this week.
Yesterday (Sunday) we met an old friend of mine for lunch. She and her boyfriend are staying at a DisneyWorld time share she's had for many years. I have known her, through thick and thin, since we were both young working women. We were even union activists together in those heady days. We worked in many of the same departments at the University, although not always at the same time. We share history and love, although we don't always agree on politics. Politics were avoided at all costs.
The second visitor arrives today (Monday), and will stay with us through Thursday morning. She is a friend from my husband's commune days in the late 1960s. We last saw her in 1975. She is very free spirited, bolstered by a San Francisco lifestyle. She is also a vegetarian who avoids dairy. I am none of those things. I am looking forward to getting to know her better, and excited to eat more plant based meals while she's here. I have to remember to give her and Tom some space so they can talk about old times, without me. There will be plenty of politics, as she is in Florida to attend a New College reunion in Sarasota. If you have any awareness of Florida politics, you will know that
DeSatan DeSantis is trying to destroy New College because it is extremely progressive.
Last, on Saturday night another of Tom's friends arrives. He is also named Tom, so we'll call him Tom2. Tom2 is a lovely man, a musician. I imagine he and my Tom will play music and go look for alligators while he's here. He'll be here for 2 nights, and he eats meat. I've already made some bread, and a red sauce with Italian sausage for pasta. Both are in the freezer. Will there be politics? I don't know.
This is going to be fun, but I'm already tired.