OK, it's 6:30 a.m. and I'm expecting a crowd at 1. It's been a stressful week, but don't think I've forgotten anything. I'm a relaxed party-thrower; the biggest negative will be that it has been too hot and I don't have central A/C. I throw two parties a year, one in December, one in June, and trust me, next year it will be the FIRST week in June. We've always called it the summer solstice party, but next year it will be the end of spring party! Whew, is it hot. Pretty soon here I'm going to put on some shorts, a cool top, and sneaks and go out and fix the "tent" (awning? shade provider?) that, of course, got blown apart by wind last night. You'd think we could have a nice breeeze today? The very nice thing is the span of generations who come. ou expect it when it is lifetime friends and family. But we've only lived here 4 years, and yet we have people ranging from 20 to 80 coming (those are coming by their own desire; we also have many under 10 coming!). It makes me feel good to know that people in their 20s and 30s want to spend time with us fifty-somethings. The menu is the oft-mentioned Joanna's New Mexico Green Chili Stew, Texas Caviar, chips and salsas, huge pitchers of sangria, beer, and whatever other folk bring (two different friends said they're putting chicken on the grill ... one doing breasts, another, wings). Life is good, if you let it be.