After coming home from Kensington Market on Saturday with a bunch of fresh blueberries, Nick said he was going to make a pie on Sunday. He suggested that I see if our friend Andrea wanted to join us for some.
L: Hi Honey. If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, Nick is making a blueberry pie. You’re welcome to come on over for a piece, if you’d like.
A: Hey! That sounds amazing. Thank you for inviting me. What time do you think is good?
She agreed and the get-together was on.
Now, this would have made a much better story if any of us had realized before the plan was made, that “Pi Day” was this week. But, I won’t pretend — while we’d never invited a friend over specifically to have a piece of pie before, our decision to do so on a date that was so near to Pi Day, was purely coincidental.
That’s not to say that I didn’t know there was a day dedicated to honouring the mathematical constant pi (π), when celebrants were encouraged to eat pie, because I knew it existed. That was thanks to a project I’d once been asked to participate in, which involved coming up with a list of reasons to celebrate throughout the year, along with ideas for handmade decorations/crafts that would suit the various occasions. I was told to dig deep, and so, searched out all the special days that could be viewed as a reason to party. Pi Day came up, although, I wasn’t able to come up with any good decorating ideas for it. A garland of wedges of pie, made out of construction paper, perhaps? There could be cherry, apple, blueberry, key lime? Ummm, No.
So, with all the talk about pie and remembering that it existed but not being sure when, I had looked up the date of the holiday (March 14th, third month – fourteenth day, 3.14, the first three digits of pi) and discovered the coincidence before Nick began baking. This caused me to take photographs of a casual get together, which ordinarily I wouldn’t have done. Thankfully our cheerful friend didn’t mind the camera. Nick flat-out refused to have a shot taken of him holding his creation though, which is why I appear to be taking ownership in the photo of me.
Granted, I can’t take credit for the pie, but I did make the coffee!
^ I found these neat colour coded mugs at the thrift store, brand new, still in the box, 4 for $2! (previously posted about here). The vintage Corelle plates were also thrifted. ^
We decided to play a game of Scrabble. Andrea won. We might have to have a rematch. When would be a good day for that? April 13th maybe? Why, yes, that’s a perfect day for it, considering that is (you guessed it) “International Scrabble Day”. Woohoo, celebrate everything!
Thank you for reading, and I wish you a very happy Pi Day.