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Monday, August 29, 2005

Weekend Wrap Up

As usual, I wasn't able to do everything I wanted over the weekend. I was able to get some work done on Saturday, but not everything I wanted to. I just didn't want to spend hours on end in the office on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, though! I got home in time to make the Saigon Beef and it was delicious! I was also smart enough to wear rubber gloves while handling the habanero pepper this time.

I also was able to finish the buttonhole bag:

This is a very quick and easy knit, so I highly recommend it! I need your advice, though. As you can see, I needle-felted a little flower onto my bag. I originally was planning on putting a few flowers all over that side of the bag, but leaving the other side blank. But, perhaps only the one flower is better. What do you think?

I did not make it to Book Club yesterday - my first time missing since we started 4 years ago, I believe. I felt bad, because it was my selection and I really wanted to hear everyone's thoughts on this book. But, I felt like it was more important to spend time with Jessica on her birthday and we didn't finish up our day until book club was nearly over. I did manage to read almost all the book - I have to finish up the last couple of chapters, but I'm pretty sure I've read all the important parts. I really liked "Samaritan" and would recommend it to you. It really made me think about my own need to solve everyone else's problems and my tendency to throw money at things without really thinking about how that effects others. It's a good choice for book clubs because besides those issues, you can also talk about race issues, the challenges of single parenting, the criminal justice system and all sorts of other things. Since I didn't go to book club, I also didn't make the roast peppers and crostini. I make the red peppers into this yummy soup I have a recipe for instead.

And, just because I haven't posted pictures of them lately, here are some snaps of Finbar and Fiona, waiting for me to hurry up and let them in the house so they can have a treat: