You simply must read about what I'm doing for the next three days: LINK (hint: It may involve mini golf in Hoffman Estates ) (external link to one of my personal websites on WordPress.org. :)
I played with the saturation in this photo of a neighbour's a Lilac tree. Those are the actual colour of the flowers, though.
Our pansies are bloomin'. Spouse says they are at their peak.
Below: Where I do my "lounging" on our miniature deck. It is pretty
private for a condominium courtyard, with the screen and 3 foot-high
bushes (shown in photo--the full-size table is hidden by them from this
I've never made cookies from scratch but it was cookie day in advanced chemistry for younger son and he and his lab partners chose white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies to make variations of. At home.
He did most of the work but until yesterday had no clue about how to crack an egg w/out it dripping goo everywhere.
The cookies were a big hit but truly, when are homemade cookies not? Each kid brought a 2 dozen or more cookies of different flavours from mocha chip to sugar to oatmeal raisin and then shared but, "What of the excess?", I asked.
In my son's case he brought his extra cookies to his English class where people "swarmed" around him and by luck, there was enough for all. I asked him if there was any point in terms of learning and he said no, it was just cookie day, though he did learn how to properly crack an egg. :)
On the topic of sweet stuff however, oldest son chose to give me my Mother's Day present early--a fancy- wrapped box of Godiva chocolates in a pretty gift bag, which though welcome, got snarfed pretty quickly. Glad the box was small-ish.
I don't know if it's just me but Godiva milk chocolate has a bit too much of a creamy, almost fatty, mouth feel. It's definitely not something I'd want too often. I'm more a Snickers type of chocolate eater. Never really got down with expensive candy <shrug>. I did use to love chocolate but it appears the affair is over.
My peace plant is blooming. It would be a really good thing if it could bring a bit of peace to this household. Ugh. I thought losing phone and Internet in the middle of work yesterday was a big deal. Automessage when I reached Comcast: "You will be having outages lasting 'till 5 a.m. while we do upgrades." Message from me to Comcast: Do you think next time you do a planned outage you might have your autodialing system ring me up and give me the heads up? 'Ya know, just for the sake of my sanity?