I do believe that we are going from winter to summer this year. All of a sudden we hit the upper 70s for temps over the weekend. But I have heard that by the end of the week we will be back to more seasonable temps — low 70s.
Saturday morning I went again to the farm market. Browsed the plant offerings. I am trying to decide which herbs and flowers and veggies to plant this year. There were a few greenish/pale pink tomatoes for sale, but I passed on those. There was a stand selling handknits, so I stopped and browsed. Lots of fun fur scarves, some baby booties, dishcloths. I purchased some homemade mango-peach salsa for the fish tacos I plan to make later in the week, and a dozen brown farm eggs.
It was a lovely day to run errands, so I did some grocery shopping. I had put my reusable bags in the car when I left the house in the morning. That way I didn’t have to opt for plastic or drive home and get bags. The fashionista’s birthday is coming up soon — in 6 days — so I did some birthday shopping.
I finished the Branching Out scarf and will post an FO pic as soon as I have handwashed and blocked it. I got out the pattern and needles and a skein of the Summer Breeze cotton to cast on for a summer infant dress. I want to try this pattern, and I figure it will be a quick knit. I have completed the edging on one of the armholes of the Wildflower DK tank top. I am cruising along here.
I made the BEST tuna salad in the whole wide world yesterday afternoon. I tried to copy a link to the site from my page, but I apparently do not know what I am doing even though I thought I was following the directions. The name of the blog is Simply Recipes. The best tuna salad in the world is made with the good tuna in olive oil, some cottage cheese, mayo, capers, dijon mustard, lemon juice, onion and celery, fresh dill and fresh parsley. I had a sandwich on my own homemade bread yesterday and had to keep from eating the entire container of tuna salad! Go find the recipe and make some — you will love it. I plan to make several of the recipes I found on this site — Smoked Salmon Pasta and Spinach-Orzo Salad — will be next.
Today is my mother’s birthday, however, and I am taking her out to dinner. She has not been to Bella Luna, which is one of my favorites, and after dinner she wants to go to the nearby SuperTarget. I plan to look at little pools while she shops. I want to buy a pool for my little buddy for the summer. I discarded the pool I had last summer — it was 5 years old and I was tired of patching it. I think I may get one of the hard plastic wading pools this year.