6:30 a.m. and it is dark out there! I woke up in the night and the moon was shining brighly in the back bedroom window. And then I saw Mars (I think). Did you all have a good Labor Day weekend?
Our weather was just about perfect! Friday Dee came over early afternoon and I took a break from work. We drove to the River Trail at Valley Forge and walked about 3 miles. Such a nice walk on a pretty trail. We came back to my house, fixed some iced beverages and settled in for a little knitting. I had to keep reminding myself to get up and check email once in awhile because I kept forgetting it was a work day - LOL.
Saturday and Sunday were spent at home or running errands (meaning grocery shopping and liquor store). Fletch grilled wings one night that were so good (half hot and half BBQ) and since our large tomatoes do not seem to be ripening, I picked 3 and made fried green tomatoes. Yum!
Monday we headed over to Colin & Mailing's for a cookout with everyone. Mailing's parents, sister, grandmother, uncle and cousins were all there. It was so nice to all be together.
Zohngren and Nainai (Mailing's Dad and Grandmother) surveying Colin's garden. Along one edge/cornber of their backyard, Colin planted some chinese gourds. The plants are dying, but there are a ton of gourds hanging:
Colin looking out over the back yard:
(His hair is getting pandemic long!). And some hot peppers from his garden as coffee table decor:
Colin grilled a bunch of dogs (beef, chicken-apple and Beyond Beef vegan dogs) and we had a bunch of pickled veggies to go with. Jason (Mailing's uncle) brought Moon Cakes and I had made coffee ice cream. It was a perfect day to sit outside and have a picnic. The kids (Mailing & Colin) were pretty tired, so we did not hang too long or stick around for a fire.
Well, it is TNT - Tiny Needle Tuesday - and as I had hoped, I made progress on the bottom section of Dona Dorothea. I managed to finish up the left bottom section and start the middle section:
It does feel good to be getting this finished!
This week I am only working Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, but it will be a busy week. I'll be in the office pretty much all day on Thursday and I really should go in this morning as well. We are having a retirement luncheon on Thursday for my peer who is retiring, and all 3 of my bosses will be in that day for meetings and the lunch. I took Friday off, but I will be up and out early as I have a mammogram appointment at 8:15 a.m.