I have been a bad hostess. Really bad. So many of you have been checking in lately, leaving nice comments, and I haven't even offered you a cup of coffee.
So, let me make amends . . .
How are you? It is so good to see you! Please. Come in.
Did you have a nice Christmas? Despite a rainy Christmas week (which, as we know, causes my hair to frizz), it was wonderful.
Here. Have a seat. Can I offer you a cup of coffee? Make you a cappuccino? I have soda, tea, and wine, but it is a bit early for that.
Cappuccino? Wonderful! I make a mean cappuccino.
What's that? YOU HAVE TO SPEAK A LITTLE LOUDER WHILE I BREW YOUR ESPRESSO IN THE BARISTA AND STEAM THE MILK.
Here you go. Please, try these cookies . . . they're perfect for dunking.
Oh! You don't have to leave yet. It was so lovely chatting with you.
I know, let's do lunch sometime. We'll talk soon. Ciao, Ciao!