Well, I’m certainly glad that week is over. I won’t go into gory details, mostly because it makes my blood pressure go wacky, but the highlights were:
+ Bad News: Chris was informed they have at least another month of short weeks (which means $400+ shortage on the paychecks)
C Good News: The lady with the horse ranch has enough work she wants him to do to cover every weekend for the next 3 months
+ Bad News: I developed my first UTI in over 20 years & the cranberry juice prescribed by the nurse gave me a bad headache
C Good News: Only one day was really uncomfortable, so I was able to enjoy the Stitches West convention on Saturday
+ Bad News: Sam didn’t make the cut for the tennis team this year
C Good News: He takes his black belt exam tonight & he’s feeling good about it (but please send out some positive energy Sam’s way- he had to take his last belt exam twice before he passed & I don’t think I- er, uh, I mean he could stand another disappointment right now)
Sunday was the Ravenswood Annual Victorian Tea; I wasn’t on kitchen or serving duty this year, so I was able to sit quietly in the cottage most of the afternoon, giving only one regular tour during the tea, & answering questions before & after. My contribution to the meal was a large batch of Curried Olive Spread- actually a dip, but works well at sandwich filling on rye or pumpernickel bread- & didn’t make a single scone, unlike the 19 dozen I did last year.
Tomorrow, my Mother is coming out here to bring me a gift from my brother & new sister-in-law, & then go to lunch; this is a first- she has only been to our town 3 times in the 13 years we’ve lived here. I just hope the fake spring weather doesn’t do a bunk, giving her an excuse to back out; one becomes a little weary of being the only one to make the hour-long trip to visit.
Ta for now~ I’ll let you know how it goes.