Thank goodness I've taken next weekend off. I never realized how drained I get working six days a week, but I was so tired last night I fell asleep at 9 and overslept this morning. I guess it didn't help that there is some wierd problem with the brakes on my car; there are no leaks, but I am missing brake fluid. I know I need new brakes, since the car now has 48K miles on it (it makes me a bit sick to my stomach to think when I bought it, it had 0 miles on it, they had just rolled it off the truck the day before I spied it), but it's not in the budget, unless HTB puts them on for me at his buddy's speed shop (I think that, if they can put heavy duty brakes on the race cars they build, they can put brakes on a Pontiac, but sometimes the things which would seem so do-able to me are not possible to other people . . . and vice versa). Til then, he's putting brake fluid in the car. I am thinking of asking him if I may take the Tahoe to the GTG. Or else step up the repair.
This weekend was blazingly hot in the DC area. It was 88 degrees yesterday, and the upper level of the house was a sauna. HTB made Eastern Shore chicken on the grill, and we retreated to the depths of the basement with our smokey-salty-crusty-yummy dinner and a lovely tomato-mozzarella salad (made to use up some romaine lettuce we had). It was so good--this is not something you can make in the winter in the oven, it must be cooked on a grill, with a drooling canine guarding it--and we didn't say a word to each other. Too bad we didn't have ribs in the freezer--he would have probably made those too, and that Eastern Shore marinade on a rib is the stuff summer dreams are made off. We still have a lot of chicken left over, so we will be eating a fine dinner tonight!
I did manage to finish Christmas Carrot. I forgot to take a picture, will try to do that tonight. It's cute! I like it a lot.
I started another freebie, Jane Eyre, an older freebie by Casey Buanagorio (and I apologize for misspelling it). I am using it to cap a keepsake box. It's stitching up pretty quick, and it will be really pretty.