14 May 2011
I cannot recall for the life of me much of what has been occupying my time over the last couple of weeks except for an especially busy (and emotionally-draining) time at work and a bit of a family emergency with my 89-year-old grandmother. But with things settling back down a bit, I've been enjoying the sense of calm that comes after such a storm.
On Thursday I was off from work and enjoyed the beautiful! weather with Elizabeth and L. and their beautiful children. A picnic in the park and then some antiquing with L. in downtown Fredericksburg. For our main picnic fare I made a version of this particular pasta salad recipe (using edamame instead of peas), which I really thought called for WAY too much feta cheese, but L. and Elizabeth insisted it was balanced by the acid/lemon. So a somewhat success.
Chilly and rainy weekend ahead. The grass needs a good mowing (with my new electric lawn mower!) but will have to hold off until it dries out a bit. I DO need to get the snap peas into the garden, though. The seedlings are going hog-wild on the kitchen table and I'm afraid they'll link up with the ceiling fan if I don't get them outside and on a trellis asap.