Swap a Float for a Meal
My friend Jeannie had a great idea. She asked if she and her husband could come over for a float in our pool, and in exchange, she’d bring dinner!
Who’d pass that up?
Little did I know what I’d be getting in to! When the two arrived, I was ordered out of the kitchen and into the garage. After a few minutes I was told to shut my eyes, and led back to our patio where Jeannie surprised me with a new tablecloth for my birthday! She made it just for me – and that was very special. I love the vibrant colors and the zip it brings to our outdoor eating area! (top photo)
The first course of our meal was incredible! Made by Minor – it was homemade cold avocado soup with shrimp, green onions and cilantro on top! After putting many hours into this soup, just for my birthday, my mouth started watering because I knew it had to be good!
Delicious! After we devoured it quickly, we jumped into the pool for a refreshing float. The rest of the meal followed with Chinese Chicken salad and a fresh fruit spinach salad and bread. Were we spoiled or what? And waited on!!
We had a robust evening – full of life!
So here’s an idea for you! If you are “pool less” and “hot” and looking for something different to do on a hot summer’s night, take this idea of swapping a float for a meal, with someone you know who has a pool!
Thank you Minor and Jeannie, for a great night of swimming, awesome food, and for making my birthday special.
Happy Birthday! Mine was last week too and DH will celebrate his tomorrow. Yay for July birthdays!
What a fun time you must have had.
Hi, Sandy, what a neat idea. Happy belated Birthday! You're still gorgeous. How fun to have a pool & swap it out.
I like the swap idea, maybe I’ll make friends with a person in the South Pacific who has a pool! HA! Happy Birthday. Thanks for the link to Sgt and Mrs. Hubs, cute blog!
I would love it if someone wanted to bring us dinner in exchange for swimming in our pool. Especially because our pool is about 6ft. across and 3 ft deep lol. It makes for a funny picture when all 5 of us are in it. Well it draws us closer together I guess. Great post as always!
What a wonderful thing for your firends to do. Thats what I call real friendship!
I too have been canning since I was very young. I cant imagine a life without canning in the fall. Im glad there are others that keep this old tradition afloat. Who knows when times will change and we will all have to know about canning and gardening as way to stave off hunger. I hope that doesnt happen but ya never know.
What a great idea! I’ll have to remember that and brush up on my cooking skills!
Happy Birthday! Glad it was so much fun for you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY a bit late. My hubby has been in the hospital twice over the past 2 weeks, so it has been hectic around here. (Severe kidney stones and lithotripsy)
How thoughtful your friends were to bring you supper for your birthday. What a special treat!
Betty in Oklahoma