Wow, time flies when you’re busy and have very little to share. I guess I’ll start with my birthday weekend which was very nice. One of my favorite activities that weekend was an afternoon with my mom. While I don’t normally like eating out for lunch, we shared a fabulous meal at Ocean Zen. My friend Sarah had suggested we dine like the French and enjoy a lunch of white wine, salad and dessert. Sounded good to us so we did! Mom wrote a better description on her blog so I’ll let you read more about it there.
The fun continued Saturday night with sushi at Umi with Valerie and Kevin and banana cake for dessert. Sunday I attended a class reunion at Chrishan Park, home of Shan Wilson, brother of classmate Chris Wilson. It was nice to catch up with my former classmates and the gang treated me to birthday cupcakes and a round of “Happy Birthday.” Then Brandon Carroll threatened to throw me in the pool and blamed the idea on Chris Dollar. Yes, I felt like I was in high school all over again!
Monday was another b-day celebration at work (whew! I was getting a little weary of this!) with delicious lemon cake and a nice gift from my boss. All in all, I felt very loved and pampered on my special day.
The festivities continued throughout the week as we had dinner at friends’ house on Thursday and the Smiths arrived from Des Moines on Friday. It’s always great being greeted by a chorus of “Aunt Tammy!” when I walk through the door. Those girls are so precious to me! It was great to see Ralph and Blair too. Of course, the weekend went by too quickly and they headed home on Monday.
A short work week means I only worked Tuesday and Wednesday so I’m trying to catch up today. Steve leaves for training on Saturday and things will be quiet around here for a few days. I’m sure the cats will demand much of my attention, but I have a lot of work to do. I’m going full speed on the catalog and trying to get it done and to the printer by August 1st. Oh, and remember the enamel piece I was trying to fix? Yeah, well, I used the leaded enamels and thought all was good. Then I etched it and a small piece cracked off the edge. So the damned thing needs to be fired again. No wonder it’s called “firing” when it comes to enamel – that’s exactly what I want to do to this piece!