The best laid plans...

Alas, my seating chart for last night's dinner party worked out exactly the opposite as was intended. The quiet, dignified table was not. The loud boisterous table was not. And, despite the size of the house, at one point all but two of the twenty-seven people present jammed into the kitchen and hallway where the poor caterers were trying to make the meal! Very interesting to study party traffic patterns.

The food was excellent. The people had a good time. And the snow held off until morning. Now it is really coming down. I have to admit it is kind of pretty. But as soon as it starts coming down, my impulse is not to hunker down and stay put as I should, but to get out and go somewhere. You wouldn't want a little snowstorm to limit your mobility.