Boy, was this a wild weekend. I don't mean wild like Puddles would have, filled with cheetos and beer, but wild in that we worked our butts off. I'm actually very happy to be returning back to work so that I don't have to do 'home' work anymore!
We had a HUGE storm Friday night which caused lots of power outages and me a frightful drive home from watching 5 episodes of Game of Thrones with friends and a bit of the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
I don't like driving in the rain. I especially don't like driving in the rain surrounded by idiots. And alas, I was the only sane person driving Friday night.... or perhaps, now that I come to think of it, maybe I was not sane after all.
We took a crap load of peppers we had growing in the garden.....
And we made lots of jars of goodies. From Harry and David 'like' Sweet Onion Pepper Relish to Hot Pepper Jelly to Vietnamese Garlic Pepper Sauce and even some Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
Now my poor house smelled like I was trying to make enough pepper spray to contain a herd of bath salt junkies, but at the end of the day (and enough windows being opened) we were quite proud of ourselves!!
This is next on my list of to do's... Pear Preserves, Canned Pears and some Chutney for Smoked Salmon (drool).
I have picked 20 pounds of pears and they are ripening on my porch. (Did you know that the pear is one of the few things that do not have to ripen on a tree? Yup, I'm here to educate, people.)
Sunday morning apparently I regenerated. I was channeling my inner Doctor Who!! Cool, eh? I think it was because it was Wil Wheaton's birthday... And everyone knows I have the most amazing crush on Wil Wheaton. -sigh-
While getting gas for the mowers and weed eaters we saw a line of Shelby Cobras (and 1 out of place Ferrari Daytona) pulling out from the hotel... I hope it was the hotel cause right up the road is the Hustler Store and if they were there then the drivers are totally BUSTED.
It was like thunder driving by... If someone was dying of a heart attack the rumbling of these cars would work as a stand in defibrillator, just sayin'....
Gorgeous, eh? This was a Sunday evening meeting of the minds with friends... lamb on naan... grilled chicken... yummy pasta salad and some OMG mouthgasmly wonderful Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon Smores.
Yeah... it was a busy weekend... but who cares when it ends with a lot of stuff accomplished, a lamb filled tummy, and the taste of chocolately, bourbony, bacony goodness in your mouth.