Anyway - Saturday evening, I stopped by to find her in the kitchen reading the paper, chatting with Ted, and drinking Cosmos. They offered me a glass of wine - "Conundrum", a California White Table Wine, from Sonoma, I believe. Lovely full finish. One glass led to another, then to an invitation to dinner. I called David, as I had left him at home constructing the Butler's Pantry - his latest project. He arrived to salmon, corn on the cob, and fresh tomatoes/mozarella/basil drizzled with balsamic and olive oil. I happened to have half a peach/raspberry pie in the car left from the previous evening, and we shared it for dessert.
Delicious food and drink led to challenging, thoughtful, and open conversation on all sorts of things. We left entirely saited, thoroughly inspired, and crawled in to bed at home around midnight.