Monday, July 03, 2006

Almost 4th

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?

1 comment:

bizyhands said...

Hi Gnome!

Sorry to hear you had to work on Monday. I love those blue cheese cracker things. Wonderful! Didn't you know you can't send a man shopping? Oh well, what's a few more kids... I hope you take as many knitting projects as your conscience will allow, unless you plan to hit some knitting shops in S. Africa. Hey, do they have many knit shops there? Hmmm... I know you will do the right thing. Hope your party at Trish's house was great. Have a good rest of the week.