Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Last of the Week

Our week got off to a good start Sunday with church, family dinner, and this beautiful tart Emily made: lemon, blueberries and blackberries. And, wouldn't you know, I forgot to post it on the cooking blog. Oh well.

I didn't get the chance to mention how much fun I had garage saleing last Saturday with Rachel, her friend Dori and Laura. We started before 8, stopped at Starbucks, and got to the sales just as they were opening. The girls helped me watch Laura as well as enjoyed shopping. Tea at Auntie C's ended the day and we were home around 4:30 p.m.

Christina came over for a photo shoot this week. Two of her shawls are going off for publication so we needed some pictures.

How to get a nice background without a million vinyl houses in the background! Kind of hard! The shawls are lovely, aren't they!!

Yesterday the kids and I got stuck behind a slow-moving van following two bike riders. Turns out they were from Crossroad Bike Tours and were headed on a trip most likely from Los Angeles to Boston. Apparently, those riders had each paid $10,000 for the privilege! Wow. It does sound like fun...just a little expensive.

Thursday evening I sat down to do my finances and realized my checkbook was missing. After much searching, the only thing I could think was that it dropped out of my bag at a restaurant I had been to 8 days earlier. I called the restaurant at 10 p.m. and they HAD THE CHECKBOOK! I hurried down to get it only to find myself frantically searching my wallet for my driver's license. It was no where to be found but the kind manager gave me the checkbook anyway. I laughed at myself the whole way home. What a predicament! The next morning I went online to find out what I would need to get a new driver's license and then checked my wallet, each card, for the fourth time. What do you know! the driver's license was indeed in there, just in the back and turned around to the back. Very relieving though!

Christina made THE BEST iced tea this week -- out of lemon balm. She put the fresh lemon balm in a bowl of water and kneaded it until the water was tea-colored. She added a bit of runny honey and poured it over ice. Wow! I'm dying for more, but I don't have a lemon balm patch, yet.

Michael and I got away for a date night last night after going a lengthy time without one. We headed to Eagle Creek for a picnic -- what a relaxing idea! Laura enjoyed it too, although she never managed to get to sleep.

And today is a day for chores and cleaning. You'll never guess: I pulled another bag of trash out of the boys' room this morning. :)


Heather said...

So many beautiful pictures in one post - I think the tart looks wonderful, and knitted shawls are so lovely, and of course, your sweet baby Laura with her Daddy! I'm glad you found all of your important documents - I have nightmares about that kind of thing! The closest i every came to a panic attack was when i thought i lost my wallet! I hope your weekend is a joy!

Mrs J said...

The tart looks fantastic! Reminded me of the berry tarts we treated ourselves to when we were skiing - just add some red berries as well. Your sister's shawl patterns are lovely, just the sort of thing I knit.

Lovella ♥ said...

I smiled through the post. .until the last sentence. .and then I laughed. You amaze me. You seem so wonderfully grounded. Baby Laura is looking just darling...

Carla Quigley said...

The pie looks very yummy! And your little girl id growing up! Glad everyone seems to be doing well. xx