I know I said I would be back on Monday, but this just proves how old and out of touch I am. LOL
Our computers are no longer sent down to Charlotte to be refreshed/replaced. Instead, my new laptop was delivered to me yesterday. All I need to do is plug it in, log on with my user name and password and everything on my current laptop will transfer over. All is cloud based now (which I had ignored) and is a little bit like Big Brother if you ask moi.
Anyway, I have not yet set the new one up. I'm too busy this week to do that...can't run the risk of not being able to work. And the other issue is that the laptop arrived but none of the peripherals...no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse and most importantly, no docking station. So, I could set up the new one but can't use my monitor (my old docking station will not work with my new laptop).
It was very frustrating dealing with Tom from IT (sounds like Jake from State Farm - LOL). (He's at my office but is terribly non-responsive to emails and phone calls.) Today and tomorrow will be busy, but hopefully my peripherals will be sent out and I can get the new one set up late tomorrow or over the weekend.
I need to get to my Thursday reports, but wanted to show you two things. First, I made a Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata using THIS RECIPE from Ina Garten.
Mine took much less time to cook, but oh boy is it delicious! I whipped up some cream to go with it. The only change I made was to use maple sugar to sprinkle on the pastry rather than turbinado sugar.
And, the lilacs didn't last long when cut (and I googled and couldn't find any way to make them last longer than a day or two), but we have Iris blooming this year - more than in past years!
I cut some after our afternoon rain and their scent has filled the entire downstairs! Very sweet and very nice.
OK, time for me to get down to work. Have a wonderful Thursday!