How are you? And how was your weekend? My weekend was decidedly good, but man it seemed to go by in a blink of an eye!
Friday night we ordered out which we had not done in ages. A spinach, mushroom and roasted red pepper pizza for moi and a roast beef hoagie for Fletch. Yum! And...Fletch picked up the order at the window (a walk-up window, not a drive by window) maskless!!! Masks are still required inside, but not outside.
Saturday morning I met up with Dee for some coffee and chatter along with knitting and/or stitching. That, of course, was lovely. Meanwhile, Bonnie & Zhongren (Mailing's parents) came over to harvest some bamboo from our property. Zhongren wanted a bunch of the poles to use in his garden. Bonnie spent time gathering bamboo shoots. I had completely forgotten that they are edible. Next time I make stir fry, I'm sending Fletch out to the back of the property to get some shoots. Bonnie brought over some Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves) for us! I steamed them last night to go with our dinner and they were delicious!
I looked around the garden some and our figs are really growing!!
I counted 15+ figs. (The tall flower in the back is rhubarb.) I can't wait for these to ripen. After our Asian Pear tree had so many blossoms, it is diappointing that we only see one pear forming. Not sure what is going on. But inside, we have lemons forming!!
I showed the ultra-fragrant blooms the other week, but I wasn't sure we would actually get any lemons. so far we have 2 that are beginning to grow. There are still many buds on the lemon tree, so we could potentially get more. I'll have to think of some special use for these!
Colin and Mailing came over early in the afternoon on Saturday and stayed until almost 10 p.m. We had a great dinner (BBQ shrimp, bread and salad made with greens from the garden) and then sat around a fire outside in the evening.
Sunday was errand day. Fletch and I did a Costco run in the morning (and managed to gas up the car for $0.25 less per gallon than the station nearest our home). We were surprised to see a number of folks in the store without masks (we were wearing ours). That afternoon we did a small/quick grocery shopping (and everyone was in masks). I think we are good for the week - both the frig and freezer are full.
Today I'm going to the office for a couple of hours this morning. More budget work and some other things I need to do. Tonight we are heading over to Bonnie & Zhongren's for dinner (it's Bonnie's birthday) - it will be nice to see them again and also Colin & Mailing.
The sun is up and the sky is blue. It is supposed to get fairly warm this week and we could have a spot of rain or so. I hope your week is off to a great start!