Huge party of friends!! And the last ever at the KERF house So sad!!!
KERF + HTP are changing guards –
This afternoon was TOTALLY relaxing thanks to Kristien!!!! He gave me a full hour assessment, including acupuncture and massage!
Kristien asked me 100 questions about my health and symptoms and chose some points to attack.
I absolutely HATE needles so I can’t believe I was brave enough to try this…that’s how stressed I am! I had chest pains all day yesterday after a month without a day of rest and too little sleep.
I have to say that I really enjoyed the experience. The needles were just a tiny pinch and when you really need the treatment, it’s almost like you WANT some pain in the points. They weren’t painful at all.
[Note my surgery scar on my foot!]
My leg needles felt a little burn…
My hand needles felt a little itch…
And my forehead needle felt like a magnet on my head!!! Kristien said all of those effects meant good things were happening : )
It’s hard to tell how much the acupuncture itself helped because the whole hour of deep breathing and massage was divine. But I’m SURE something good was happening.
Meanwhile, Matt was down making 20 vegan black bean burgers for our cookout tonight! We used Emily + Casey’s famous recipe – best bean burger ever! Better than mine! The cinnamon is the secret ingredient
Soon enough we had guests
Games of beer cricket ensued
Seltzer and juice for the mocktail drinkers
And a collection of wine and beer (this was just the beginning of the beer!)
This wine was a blog sample to review!! I cracked it open for a splash and sent it around to sample. I got good reviews from those who like Sauv Blanc and turned noses from those who don’t. It was very citrusy and I liked it a lot! Had about 2 small glasses throughout the night.
New friend Jen and her husband Jeff brought a fruit dip with cinnamon pita chips. I think they were the hit of appetizers!!
Kate + Nate brought famous TJ’s hummus + more pitas!
I put out some Food Should Taste Good chips
I nibbled on chips and hummus throughout the first hour or so
I also drank an Orange Blossom Cream Ale at some point. It was great!!
On the dinner menu were the bean burgers on Great Harvest buns made by Matt on Friday. Half honey whole wheat, half rosemary garlic!
The bean burgers looked a LOT like cookies!!!! They were great!
We also grilled a ton of veggies!
Caitlin + Jason brought a tomato + mozzarella couscous salad
And a fruit + nut green salad from Emily + Casey
Dinner was so tasty! I was pretty full from some chips and a beer, so it was the perfect amount of food. I ate half my burger and saved room for dessert!
I turned to mocktails..
Whit‘s Milk Chocolate Cookies
Michelle‘s Famous Banana Pudding!!
And Diana made Berry Shortcakes with homemade almond whipped cream
We’re going to miss our friends so much!!