Happy Labor Day!
Theoretically it is still the weekend because today is a holiday! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves. I bet lots of you are doing cookouts today - picnics with friends and family. We don't really have any plans. It is supposed to be pretty warm (ok, stinking hot) here.
My weekend really started on Friday with my conference calls being cancelled. Work was still kind of busy (there are some folks who just can't chill, you know?). But I managed to do some baking and some cooking! I did make a rhubarb/peach crostata in the morning. And wow was it good!
We each had a taste mid-afternoon and Fletch has slowly been finishing it up. There is still a lot of the fruit that I had cut up - way too much for another crostata, so I think I will make a rhubarb/peach crisp.
Then I decided to cook for lunch. Fletch has not been interested in any tofu dish that I mention for dinner, so I decided to make some for lunch. It was quick and easy: Honey Sriracha Tofu:
I had it with some leftover jasmine rice and then sprinkled edamame and scallions on top. Yum! I had some more of it for lunch yesterday and it was even good leftover.
With the forecast to be pretty hot today, we are just planning a simple dinner tonight - a salad made out of white (Cannellini) beans cooked with a wicked amount of garlic and parsley with marinated artichoke hearts blended in. It will cool before we eat it and we have some crusty Italian bread to have with it. And, maybe some of the cherry tomatoes from the garden. Easy, tasty, and not hot.
Our weather remained nice both Friday and Saturday (chilly mornings and cooler evenings). Saturday morning Dee and I got together as usual for some quality time knitting and chatting. After that I stopped by C&M's house to water house plants. I also started to empty out their frig - eggs had been left (gross) as well as lots of condiments that had not been touched since last Fall. I filled one trash bag with stuff and brought that home to go out in our trash. I think one more bag will do it.
We decided to have our first fire of the season on Saturday night. I queued up Kym's Summer Vibes Playlist and Fletch lit the fire.
A very relaxing and fun evening!!
The other day I did receive a voice mail that the washing machine part should be in the hands of the repair folks by this Wednesday and they will be out on Thursday to repair (hopefully really this time) my machine. But, as we all know, when it rains, it pours. We have decided that it is (way past) time for our upstairs bathroom to be renovated. I decided to take a shower downstairs and discovered that I couldn't - the diverter was broken. So, we had a plumber out for that...of course a part needs to be ordered...should be about a week. And then yesterday Fletch discovered a very slow leak under our kitchen sink. It's always something (or everything) OR, if it's not one thing it's another. Oy vey!
Oh well, nothing I can do about it, so I will do my best not to fret. Today I plan to just relax, stitch, knit and read. No chores allowed!! The upcoming week is going to be busy, so I'd best just chill today.