Baking bread and stirring up a pot of soup isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind for an early June meal. Heh. This was not your typical early June weekend. Not only did I make soup and bread, I turned the furnace back on, too.
I have a tiny twinge of guilt about the furnace... and being wimpy. Tiny twinge. A warm tiny twinge. We have a big old house with hardwood floors throughout and, while I love the way they look, I do have thoughts of carpeting now and then... especially in January. My guilt was lessened some when I opened the gas bill and saw that, because of my reprogramming of the programmable thermostat last winter, my monthly payment will be going down. I've earned a few warm days in early June -- when it's supposed to be warm!
I knew on Friday that I'd better enjoy every nice minute, so sat out on the front porch for a while. Katie knew that opportunities for biking over the weekend would be few, too, so Mickey and I watched as she took off. The girl bought a new bike and has been a cycling fool! Lovin' it.
We never really had stormy weather over the weekend, just craptacular weather. Where is the stormy weather, by the way? It seems like we've hardly had any flashing or rumbling, no tornado watches or warnings (which is OK, really), or even much good cloud-/sky-watching this year.
I felt bad for all the kids who had graduation parties planned, and also for the various festivals going on... the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival and the Greek-Serbian Festival, to name a couple. I was determined to eat Greek, so we donned jackets and grabbed umbrellas late on Saturday and (quickly) enjoyed souvlaki and baklava. Attendance was so bad that, by the time we got there, desserts were being sold 2-for-1... what were they going to do with it all??? I ended up with a small tray of baklava and another of a dessert that I don't remember the name of, made with most of the same ingredients but looking more like shredded wheat. All of it to-die-for.
I didn't leave the house yesterday. I watched the Tony Awards and tried to fix my screwed up Harmonia's Rings. I thought I had it conquered, but no... I've got some tedious tinking ahead. I sat back and enjoyed the show, instead, and thought of Terry so many times!! She sent me a camera-phone shot of the stage! Loved the awards and I want to see every single show!! LOVE Billy Elliott, LOVE Hair, LOVE Rock of Ages, LOVE Jeff Daniels, LOVE that crazy lady show, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!