Hello and Good Morning!
Monday Morning and back at it. I'm at the office...hopefully only for a half day or so, but time will tell. There are more budget meetings this week and I have a conference call at 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, the weekend was wonderful. I, naturally, didn't take pictures of anything that went on. First up on Friday afternoon Colin called to see if we wanted to come over for dinner and a fire. Of course we did! I brought the makings for a new drink: a Minty Cucumber Gin Cooler. Oh my. 2 parts cucumber water (not infused, but mixed in the blender), 1 part mint simple syrup, 1 part fresh lime juice, 2 parts gin. Mix up and top with seltzer. So refreshing and delish...plus you are getting veggies - lol. Colin grilled skirt steaks and we had lettuce wraps with the steak, Spring garlic and scallions. Also rice and a Chinese cucumber salad. We never got around to cutting a watermelon for dessert. We took a nice 30 minute walk after dinner and then sat around a fire until almost 10 p.m. So relaxing. They have so much wildlife around their home. We saw bunnies (so many!!), a fox, a young buck, a hawk and as dusk came on the bats came out.
On Saturday our friends Carol and Gregg finally came up. We hadn't seen them in almost 2 years (except at a funeral last summer). I made the same gin drinks and cooked shrimp and scallops for dinner. That dish also had cherry tomatoes and spinach in it. We had a French baguette to go with the meal and I had made a pineapple upside down cake for dessert. I think I gained a few pounds over the weekend.
Our weather has been gorgeous! The mornings are actually a little on the chilly side - low 50's, but brilliant sunshine. The days have just warmed up to the low-to-mid-70's. For me, that is perfect weather. It will gradually get warmer as this week goes on and the forecast for next Saturday is in the 90's. We'll be over at Colin & Mailing's again for a solstice party (just a few of us - Mailing's parents and sister, us and Mailing's uncle).
The knitting I had planned to do this weekend did not happen. I found it easier just to work on some Granny Squares.
I need to see how many I have now. Close to 25 I think!
OK, time to get busy with work. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!