Episode 615: EasyKatherine slammed down the phone after again failing to reach the caterer to make some last minute changes to the menu. She strode to the window in her home office that overlooked the back lawn and folded her arms over her chest in a frustrated huff.
Not only was the sun still hiding behind some rather ominous clouds, it looked as if it had no intention of making an appearance in time for the annual garden party that afternoon. If that wasn’t bad enough the workers were putting the tables in precisely the wrong spot for the second time that morning. Just the latest in days worth of errors and problems. It was as if no one had ears or brains.
"How’s it going?" Katherine’s husband Phillip slid his arms around her from behind.
She enjoyed the feel of him holding her, but no man’s arms had ever really solved her problems and she wasn’t about to buy into that now either, not with the evidence rapidly stacking up. "This garden party is a lot of work."
"Can I do anything to help?"
The man was a born leader of course he could and would help, but flower arrangements and things of that nature were not his forte. Katherine turned to him. "Thank you for the offer, but what I really need is for my assistant not to have quit on me four days ago." Not that the girl had proven much more skilled at the job than Phillip would be. "I swear none of these young women have any work ethic or competence. I haven’t had a decent assistant since Avalon."
"That can be arranged," Phillip said, always one to see himself as a miracle worker.
"She still holds a grudge over that magazine article you published. She’s only civilized towards us for Sebastian’s sake."
"She’ll get over it. She’s going to be our daughter-in-law. She loves our boy. I’ll have a talk with Sebastian. He’ll get her to come around."
"She already co-owns the bookstore with Sebastian."
"It’s a fleeting endeavor much like acting. Sebastian needs to get on more solid footing like Adria is doing. He just needs a push in the right direction and it will be even easier to push him there if Avalon goes with him."