Hello and Good Morning All,
Whew it has been HOT here. Really miserable HOT. And humid. Draining. BUT, my weekend was so nice. It started on Friday when I didn't work and this time I really did NOT work. I didn't check email (like I always do), I just ignored it (which means, I have a ton of catch up today, but that's ok). So, what did I do?
Friday I did some baking (dispite the heat). I made Basil-Lime Shortbread and also some Rhubarb Pecan Muffins. I did forget to take any pictures of those items, but they turned out very well. Fortunately I had gotten a lot of cleaning done on Thursday, so I just had to make up the beds for the girls with fresh sheets, wipe down the bathrooms, etc. In the afternoon I ran out to Otts - a gorgeous greenhouse/nursery near us. I've been wanting a jade plant which I got, but I also bought a fun Eyelash Fern:
(I found the planter at Target). The balance of the day I just relaxed and cooked some salmon for dinner.
The girls finally arrived Saturdy afternoon. They were pretty road-weary (roughly an 8 hour drive plus stops for nourishment and bathroom breaks). Emmy played on her tablet for a bit and Jaimie ended up taking a nap (she had driven the entire way). Leslie, Fletch and I just hung out and talked and talked and talked.
Since they were in PA, they wanted steak sandwiches for dinner. We ordered from one of our usual places and the sandwiches were AWFUL!! What a disappointment. But, we survived. Jaimie and Emmy went to bed early, Leslie and I sat up yakking the night away and drinking wine.
Sunday morning came way too soon and the girls had to head to Rhode Island. Here they are in my kitchen just before taking off.
(a friend of Jaimie's made the shirts for them). They will be in Rhode Island for a week with family and then will head back down to NC. It was just so good to have them with us, even though it was under 24 hours.
Sunday Fletch and I just rested and relaxed. It really was too hot to do anything. We had cold shrimp and raw veggies for dinner. Today I will catch up on laundry and some other things. But first I need to crack open the work email and see what delights wait for me. LOL
Hoping the week starts off great for all of us!