I went out after work one night last week and cut down most of the daffs I had blooming around the yard.
I used to have hundreds, but each year less and less return so they make a pitiful yard display.
I decided I'd enjoy them more inside the house this year and was quite happy with this wooden chest I found to display them.
I went to work for two days and totally forgot about them at night.
Then I left for a three-day get-a-way.
Today I returned and they looked like this.
I didn't really get to enjoy them inside after all!
We did get to enjoy our flamenco dance show on Saturday night.
Unfortunately, I could not get a decent pic because it was dark in the room. This one hardly does justice to the talented dancers, but it's about all I have to remember the night.
I only got one picture of the food because it was so dark that I had to use the flash and I didn't want everyone looking at me.
These are very tender tasty beef kabobs, herb-infused skewered shrimp and spinach/cream cheese phyllo pillows. Everything was delicious.
For dessert they served numerous gourmet petit fours--every morsel was a different delectable delight--I swooned over a teeny tiny creme brulee (about the size of a quarter). Servers came around with trays of the sweetened bits of heaven throughout the performance. Just writing about them makes me wish I was reliving the moment.
Throughout my little get-a-way, I took advantage of free bits of time to read Jennifer Chiaverini's book, The Winding Ways Quilt.
This is just prior to the dinner show. Notice that I did appear in public in that bold jacket. :) It really was perfect for the event.
For all the Chiaverini fans out there, I think you will enjoy this book. I am about 3/4 of the way finished and I have been enjoying the read. As I read, I do get the feeling that the author is writing for all of the new readers who have jumped on board since the series became so popular. There is really a lot of rehashing of bits and pieces of the Elm Creek quilters lives that you already know. But, if, like me, you have forgotten a lot of the details, you will enjoy being reminded of who's who.
So here it is late Sunday afternoon and I am back to my normal life. Just to prove it, here's tonight's dinner....
Meatloaf. (not my favorite, but DH loves it.) The things I do for my man. :)
Tomorrow it's back to work.
I wish I could start my three day vacation all over.