My mother was not much of a cook, though she loved to eat. But once every summer, she would make a lemon meringue pie. It was a *big* deal. And always yummy.
The other day I stopped at the market near our house for a few things, and I saw that they had a box of Lemon Pie filling. Hm, I thought - I have a pie crust in the freezer, and I'm home this week, maybe I'll make a lemon meringue pie. So I bought it, and today turned out the be the day.
It doesn't look as nice as my mom's used to - she was really good at getting super high peaks on her meringue, and successfully spreading it so that no filling was visible. But I think I did a pretty good job for my first attempt. We'll have some later, and hopefully it will be good. I already remembered one ingredient she would use that I forgot, but I'm hoping it will still be OK. Lemon meringue pie always makes me think of summer.
This week has been OK, so far. Monday afternoon we took Milo the Koodle to the vet for a checkup. We've been so busy with Dug and then Jetsam the past couple of years, that it had been a while since any of the others had gone. We were trying a new vet, and hoping for the best. Milo was so freaked out, that when we put him in the carrier, he expressed his anal glands. OH MY GOD THE SMELL!!! Fortunately, the vet cleaned him up. He got his shots, and was declared in good health. Of course they made a huge fuss over him, which he loves. And his report from the vet said he was "a good boy." PUH-LEEZE.
Yesterday was just a terrible day. First thing in the morning I got awful news (nothing health-related, don't worry) and frankly it just ruined my whole day. I couldn't stop crying. I don't mean to be vague, but I just can't talk about it right now. By the end of the day I was OK again, but it was one of those days that was so humid, it was unbearable. So unfortunately, it was a lost day.
We had crazy loud and violent rainstorms overnight. I was having trouble sleeping anyway, so I sat up watching most of the night. Needless to say, I'm tired today! But it was a day of doing stuff around the house, baking, cooking, and things like that. The weather today was gorgeous, so we had a pleasant walk this afternoon, and will likely sit in the garden for a good part of the evening.
Tomorrow - a beach day!! YAY!!
I've also been knitting away, and yesterday I finally swatched for my summer sweater top. Ahem.
I finished one book today, and started another. Though I have a few squares on my Book Bingo card filled, I'm not anywhere close to having a completely filled card like some other participants. But I'm OK with that, because I wasn't thinking it was a contest, and I just wanted to see what I would be able to accomplish. There's still a week or so left, so who knows, I may have more than I think by the time it's all over.
So it's been a week when I am more than happy to not be at work, especially yesterday. Now the weather has improved, which helps everything anyway, so it's all good.
How has your week been?