A couple of my siblings are coming out later today for 'appetizers'. I figured we didn't need a big meal as we tend to snack anyway. We will make a taco salad (recipe under the recipe tab - cream cheese and sour cream mix on bottom, strained salsa layer, then tomato, onion, lettuce and mozzarella cheese) to dip nacho chips in - Emily's favorite! My brother is bringing a buffalo chicken dip - I've never had one so we will see how it is. My sister... tends to bring the kitchen sink. She has marinated pork loin in the crock pot, watermelon, deviled eggs and a veggie platter. Knowing her... there will be another 2-3 things including a desert. Aidan made a cake last night and is frosting it this morning. I think we will have plenty of munchies for the 11 people that will be here!
I finished off the scrubby last week and Emily tested it out last night on the dishes.
A dish cloth was started... it would have been farther along but I could not find the end of the yarn on either edge while on the boat ride the other day... so it got started yesterday with the end on the edge of the yarn under the label. This is the book Emily is reading to me. She loved the black stallion and we had to return this book to the library before we came and we were not done so I ordered a set of 4 of them. She loves horses that girl.
I took out the cross stitch...maybe some stitches will get put into this today finally. I am remembering I think I messed up the counting on the hoop so might have to be creative on finishing this one. We will see.
Aidan was reading down by the lake last night. I had won a $25 gift certificate to a local book store so we stopped there on our way home from the Barre Heritage Festival yesterday and got some books. Aidan got 2, I got 2 and Emily got 1. They were all used so I only went over a little bit! I noticed I have been reading a lot while up here and have finished 3 books on my kindle. I like historical romances so 2 of them were that and one a little mystery. Emily and I were reading down here last night for a bit after our walk. Such a relaxing place to read.....
Linking up with Kathy and the other Slow Stitchers this Sunday. I have just a few more days left up here in Vermont before I head back to hot and humid Florida. The kids will be starting school in a couple weeks and we have next week all lined up with Dr. Appointments. Dentist for all of us, doctor well checks for the kids and of course meet the teachers on August 9... before school starts on the 12! A whole new ball game this year for us with the kids in different schools. One in the last year of elementary and one in middle school...... about 20 minutes away. He decided to go to one with robotics and a more challenging curriculum rather than the middle school he was slated to go to. A little more car time and wait time for me...... more handwork time!