Tomorrow is the 4th and boy am I pleased about that! I've been busy getting stuff ready for our family get-together. Every year we all gather at my sister,Trish's. Her neighborhood in Seattle is famous for this HUGE block party. They block off streets, have a parade, have lots of fun games and the required...LOTS of eating!
I'm making appetizers. I had to make the dough for home-made crackers (ala Martha Stewart's appetizer book). I made the Parmesan-Rosemary and the Pecan-Blue Cheese ones. The dough has to be refrigerated for 24+ hours so I had to make them Sunday since I am working today (the 3rd). When I get home I am making banana bread and some dipping sauces for the sesame shrimp and Thai'd steak appetizers.
Its been a long few days at work. We are almost there. It is nice to know that a financial system upgrade that you have been working on for over a year is finally about to bear fruit, so to speak. Most of the team is tired and ready for "maintenance mode". Sure it isn't as exciting but I know I could use a little less *excitement* at work.
I have much more stuff to write about and pictures to post but I have to get going on my chores. I have had a day without knitting. My hands *crave* the feel of the needles and yarn in hand. I know I'll have time to knit tomorrow. Don't you just love holiday's?