Are you surviving/doing ok with the time change? I seem to be coping (but yawning a lot - lol). Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day - warm and sunny. Then Sunday came and it was extremely foggy all day. We had a lot of rain overnight and it just looked like Sleepy Hollow outside - even in the middle of the afternoon.
We had friends over on Sunday and made BBQ shrimp and salad for dinner. I baked Cuban bread in the morning to go with it - crusty on the outside and chewy inside - perfect for sopping up the butter/bacon/garlic/Old Bay "stuff" in the shrimp pan.
And look what our friends brought for dessert - Black Forest Cake!!
Truly decadent and delicious!
The surprise from my blog post title is this:
I have had this Christmas Cactus for years! It started from a cutting of the plant my Grandmother had. Her's was HUGE - an enormous pot that took up an entire side table in her living room. It always bloomed several times a year and was always covered in blossoms. Mine bloomed faithfully for a number of years, but it has to be at least 5 or 6 years since it last had a blossom. I had been thinking it was time to trash it and just replace it with a new one from the garden center. Saturday morning I spotted this bloom (it's a double!!) and there are three more buds showing color. I'm so glad I didn't trash this!
There was a bit of knitting over the weekend. Progress is being made on the first Shell Cottage sock:
I'm still finding this yarn a bit splitty, but I'm loving the colors and the way it is striping. I also seem to be getting better at the Knot stitch - as long as I remember to keep my stitches fairly loose, I'm able to lift the third stitch over two and off the needle (without losing the first two - ha!).
That's a wrap on my weekend. How was yours?