I just looked at the calendar and was shocked to see that it is May 9. I don't know why that is. I spent a good part of the weekend doing yard clean-up, and my back is borked from doing all that bending over. I also had a good moan about how I have all the responsibility for the garden, but then I gave myself a shake. I live in a really nice house, in a great neighborhood, and many people would be thrilled to be in my place.
I should be thrilled to be in my place. So nothing a little change in attitude won't fix, huh?
FC bbq'ed, burgers and lamb chops. I made a variation of what my friend Pat and I call the "meme" salad, after the cafe we had it first:
Mesclun Mix (you can use any greens, but this works best)
Feta cheese crumbled
Red pepper, diced
Raisins (or cranberries)
Balsamic (I use a fig one which is amazing)
It is incredible- the sweetness of the raisins, and the saltiness of the cheese, mmmm. You could also use sesame seeds, or whatever you like. I pour roughly a tablespoon of olive oil, and then the balsamic. This is also good for you- if you don't use too much cheese.
The salad picture almost looks like the flowers in my urns. I was charmed by the black and yellow petunias-
Knitting mojo continues to be MIA- and this is bad. Pat, Brigitte and I went to the DKC's Knitters Frolic last weekend, and I came home with these sheep. Not a skein of yarn or fiber. Nada. It was fun to see Brigitte, and come back and play with the kitties. She gave me these:
Have you ever seen anything so wonderfully silly, yet useful at the same time? Makes me laugh every time I look at them. Thanks Bridge.
I'm close to finishing the Anniversary cross stitch- the little people crack me up, but they are just representative. I couldn't quite capture FC's Lego man hair, but the little Laura has bows in her hair, and I think I have the hair colors pretty close.
I finished my Shetland 2000 hap shawl. This will be the last one I make, I have 3.
Just the one cat, however, who is waiting for his breakfast. See ya soon.