Good Morning Everyone!
How are you? And how was your weekend? I hope it was a good one. Our weekend was extremely soggy. Lots of rain, lots of greyness, more wind (again). Happy May Day! It does not feel much like May at the moment, but maybe things will improve.
My Saturday morning was spent with Dee sipping, chatting and knitting quietly (why are some people SO LOUD in public places?). We both worked on socks while trying to solve the world's problems. I don't think any problems were solved (after all, we are not really in charge), but a bunch of rows were knit and at one point Dee helped me pick up a dropped stitch (very difficult to see when working with Crazy Zauerball). Thanks Dee!!
The afternoon was nice and then I made pizza for dinner - tons of fresh spinach and tons of sauteed sliced baby bella mushrooms. I also added roasted red peppers, onion, fresh garlic. Oh my!
Sunday morning we headed over to Colin & Mailing's house after breakfast. The place is very dirty and the yard looks like a jungle! Fletch walked around picking up fallen branches and sticks that would be in the way of someone mowing the lawn. He had contacted someone who will be doing that twice a month (and they cannot start too soon!). I watered all the houseplants that are still there and then did some vacuuming and sweeping. Lots of dust. We are nowhere done, but it's a start.
Sunday afternoon I made a new (to me) recipe for banana bread that includes coffee (both brewed and some instant coffee). I'll let you know how it is once I try it and if worthy, will share the recipe.
Remember the Flaming Sword Bromeliad that we recently purchased at Otts? Well, more flames have appeared!
When I moved it to take a picture this morning, I noticed that there are "flames" on both sides of the sword! Fletch re-potted it because the sword was getting too big and heavy it was tipping over the pot the plant came in!
In other exciting houseplant news, we now have 3 lemons growing on our lemon tree! Fingers crossed that they all hang on and grow and develop. This is the largest one (still peanut size):
It appears that the blogger issue has been cleared up - I am now receiving comments and I hope the issue has been cleared up for everyone else too. My day is busy - I've two conference calls (both with way too many people on them) and all the peripheral stuff for my new laptop should be delivered today. Most important is the new docking station, so I can hook up to a large monitor and have a keyboard and mouse to use. Wish me luck with all of that, please.
Time to pour another cup of coffee and let the work day begin!