Friday, May 27, 2011

Someone please give me back a month of my life

How did the month pass by so quickly?  How did the three weeks that my sister was visiting for fly by?

Well, it wasn't as if we slept through 3 weeks or drank ourselves silly through it - although we did try the latter.  We weren't even just sitting around scratching our butts either!  In fact, we were pretty productive.

We cleaned out my art room so now you can actually walk into it!
We made soaps together - or, more accurately, my sister made soaps mostly on her own after doing one set with me.  She turns out to be super at it!  Sooo, she's taken over my soaping biz (such as it was, or wasn't).  Woohoo!!  I know she'll do well.

My sis also finished off a latch hook rug project that I started 17 years kidding...I'm pathetic.
Not to be outdone, I finished the pair of socks I was knitting for ds#2:
Together, she and I tried out the tortilla press I bought in Vancouver last fall.
Here they are, flattened out and resting:
My sister fried them up in the Le Creuset pan that I love:
She also helped harvest strawberries, which was not entirely altruistic as she wanted to eat some good, home-grown berries.  ;)
In between working hard, we also enjoyed some great meals courtesy of my talented dh - meals such as this vegetarian Thai sesame noodles with grilled asparagus (yeah, baby, that's our home-grown asparagus!!) marinated with a soy-sesame sauce:
She's now safely back home, despite the crazy mid-west weather trying to foil her plans (yes, we survived the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, thanks for asking). 

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams