Whew! It has been another busy morning. I'm at the office and have been here 4 hours...still some more to go. I'm not sure how or why it is still so busy, busy, busy for me, but it is. Towards the end of last week I found that I couldn't stitch or even knit without my eyes burning and then tearing up...too much time on the computer looking at spreadsheets and the like I guess. So, after shutting down my computer at 5 on Friday, I never turned it on again until this morning in the office.
The weekend was pleasant though! Saturday Colin & Mailing came over. Quoc's pork turned out well (Colin is pretty sure when we had it in TX it was ribs, but I can't remember).
I roasted a huge pan of veggies to go with the meal (carrots, parsnips, turnips, Brussels sprouts, a couple of sweet potatoes and a couple of regular potatoes). I also made Fletcher's Mom's chutney recipe (and there is enough left for Thanksgiving!!). After dinner we moved outside for a fire. Fletch found some pinecones to throw on the blaze that had been treated with something (some chemical I'm sure) to send pretty colors our way.
It was pretty chilly (see the gloves on Fletch?), so the fire felt very, very good. And it was nice to hang out with the kids a bit.
Mailing said we were invited to dinner Sunday at her parents for dumplings!! You know I cannot pass that up. LOL So, we took a couple bottles of wine over and I made a cake for dessert:
A devil's food cake with raspberry buttercream frosting. After putting the raspberries on it I decided to sprinkle on some silver sprinkles - hard to see unless you enlarge the picture. Anyway it tasted good and making the dumplings was fun.
I think in the photo above Zhongren is pointing out a misshapen dumpling that yours truly made! LOL I don't have the experience of years and years of folding these things. They sure did taste good though, and I brought home a rather large container of left overs. YAY!
A very strong storm rolled through before we left their house. We could hear hail hitting the roof and rain just pouring down. On our way home later, Fletch and I had to detour as there was a huge tree that had come down across one of the roads we take. No damage at home and the tree that was down haad been cleared by the time I drove down that road this morning.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with a TNT (emphasis on the tiny part) update.