How was your weekend? Mine was lovely. My Friday got a little busy work-wise, but my 10:00 conference call that day ended up being cancelled, so that was very nice. And, we managed to do the grocery shopping that afternoon and made home made pizza for dinner. To me, that's a great Friday!
Most of Saturday morning was spent prepping salads and baking a cake for dinner.
So yummy!! The salads were a marinated eggplant dish with pimientos and pine nuts and then a corn and black bean salad that is a favorite of ours. Fletch grilled delicious burgers and Colin and Mailing brought a case of beer and rolls for the burgers. It was so nice that we had a fire in the pit. Colin cranked up a bluetooth speaker and we yakked and played music until 10 p.m. which was fun!
Sunday was a lazy day. I did a lot of stitching on the Quaker Autumn sampler and then discovered I was off by one single thread. Grrrr...I ended up ripping out all of the stitching I had done in the morning and afternoon. Not what I had intended.
On the bright side, I walked around outside some and things continue to "pop." There is a lilac outside my office window that we brought home from Vermont a number of years ago. It has never been a prolific bloomer, but the flowers it does produce are lovely and it is just about to open:
Our wisteria has a huge amount of buds that continue to grow in size and are beginning to show color:
Soon the air will be filled with the fragrance (and I will be sneezing more than I already am - lol). I did not take a picture of it, but our Asian Pear tree is loaded with flowers. Last year we had 3 flowers and 3 pears, so we are hoping for a bumper crop this year.
On the docket for today is a trip to the office. I got a message over the weekend that my sewing machine is ready to be picked up, so I'll go to the office, have my conference call at 10 and then head to King of Prussia to pick up my machine.
First, though I need more coffee. This is from The New Yorker and I love it!!
Rise and Grind Everyone! Let's make this a great start to a new week.