Yesterday was busier than it had any right to be. Herself had a doc's appt for her last HPV vaccination, so we headed out towards Downtown early. After, we hit Penzey's, Tom Thumb, and Chili's (lunch was superb! They have a new dessert - chocolate shots. Yum!) I got some new spice blends (Lamb, Greek, and Tuscan Sunset - all of which smell divine!), and some LAMB. Wowza.
We had some of the Lamb last night - it was my first attempt at cooking it, and it came out OK....the George Foreman grill was NOT a good idea (the bone kept the grill from closing all the way), but the lamb had a wonderful flavor, and disappeared pretty quickly. I've got enough for 1 more meal....next time I'll broil it and see how it goes. (And, I'll be picking up more so we can experiment again. :grin:)
Napped, then swam....we tried to watch the meteor shower but it was too overcast (or something). We'll try again tonight...and tomorrow morning.
Today was church (the women's Thankoffering Service)...meh. The sermon was.....well, it wasn't anything great. (It wasn't pastor). She based it on the 2nd lesson (from Hebrews) and kept saying "the Preacher" who wrote it (and here I thought scholars had determined that Paul wrote it to his congregation of Messianic Jews) and that "preachers" during that time were persecuted......huh? If anything, he'd have been called "Rabbi", and "persecuted"???????? She lost me at that point, as she went on and on and on about personal signs from God......:sigh: (I'm an equal opportunity critiquer...you give a sermon, it'll get looked at.)
We're gonna hit the pool soon - it's 102* right now, so I'm trying to get up the energy to actually go outside. I need to rearrange the round pen soon - the front yard is overgrown, and the horses need to mow it down. I'm tired of wasting all that lovely grass with the tractor (and, yes - I'm lazy. Why mow if the horses will do it for me?), so....gotta find some help, though. Each panel is over 50 lbs, and I can't do it by myself. (There's 10 panels, each....8 or 10 feet long. Uuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhh.)
Still need to go pickup the rug weaver's stuff...didn't hear from him this weekend, so I'll try to ring him up sometime this week. Did connect with a crocheter who has a ton of what she calls "weaving yarns".....those will appear on my doorstep soon. :grin:
Have started bookmark #3. The celtic heart one bombed - I need more practise, first - this one is another clover-leaf pattern. I found some actual, real tatting thread in the stash and am trying it.....it's teeny. It's working up nice! Payday will (hopefully) see more ordered (and a new shuttle...maybe) along with some pattern books. I am ready to branch out. I think. :grin: