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Rainy Saturday

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Well, we're certainly getting the "April showers" here in Northern California! I'm not complaining, though, because we certainly need it.

I have a dinner guest coming tonight, a co-worker. I'd invited her and her husband but he works on-call and got called so she's coming alone. The menu is meatloaf, herb-roasted baby potatoes and citrus-glazed carrots, with "apple dumplings" and vanilla ice cream for dessert. I'm giving her the extras of the pastries and ice cream to take home for him.

I'm not looking forward to this next work week. We've got auditors in the office, and we all walk on barbed wire while they're there. They can find a typo from ten years ago and call you on it. The bosses are as strung out as a cat on uppers, so of course we catch the brunt of it. Well, they're going to be there through Thursday. Friday we can hopefully relax.

I just finished breakfast (Irish oatmeal -- yum!) and I'm watching Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong. Luke is adorable, but I've never understood his propensity for cooking outdoors in the rain. Cute but puzzling -- doesn't the rain put out your cook-fire and dilute your broth? Goodness, there's even thunder! I enjoy thunderstorms, but I'd be safely indoors, thank you very much.

Time for another cup of coffee and some knitting.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
100LBLIGHTER 4/11/2013 8:12PM

    emoticon Sounded yummy....hope you have a great time ....

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MRS_TOAD 4/7/2013 8:24AM

    Hang in there this week and try not to let the office pressure derail you!

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THINRONNA 4/7/2013 5:13AM

    I hope you had a wonderful evening with your friend! Enjoy the rain...we have piles of snow!!!!

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    Sounds like a wonderful evening you have for yourself. I hope you enjoy it.

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MONETRUBY 4/6/2013 8:48PM

    Your dinner sounds lovely. I hope it goes well.

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NASFKAB 4/6/2013 7:53PM

  great enjoy the dinner it sounds yummy

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CATLADY52 4/6/2013 7:18PM

    A good dinner wit a friend sounds delightful. Enjoy! emoticon

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ALFBUNDY 4/6/2013 6:44PM

    So, the rain left sunny FLORIDA & went to sunny CALIFORNIA! I hope it doesn't hang around too long.
Enjoy your dinner & company! BOTH SOUND GOOD! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/6/2013 5:53PM

    Enjoy your dinner. Sounds delish!


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JUNEBUG4967 4/6/2013 5:25PM

    Sounds like a good menu - rainy weather calls for comfort food and meatloaf sure fills that bill!
I know how it is with auditors - used to work in a savings and loan! I don't envy you that, but hopefully they won't find much other than the nit-picky stuff they love to get you on!

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BECKYSRN 4/6/2013 4:44PM

    I'm so glad you have company coming for supper! The menu sounds wonderful. Have a good time.

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    Have a GREAT Saturday!


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  emoticon Sounds like a good meal

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CIRANDELLA 4/6/2013 1:27PM

    I just had my lunch, but my mouth is watering, looking at that luscious menu! Your friend is a very lucky lady, needless to say - I hope you had a great evening! I love that you've got such a rich, sensitive appreciation for my favorite uncontrolled, uncontrollable substance - delicious food! emoticon

It was so sad to hear the news about Roger Ebert. I know his courage - and his determination to continue his wonderful, lively life's work - have inspired, and will continue to inspire, so many of us. What a talent...and what a master wordsmith! Wishing you a wonderful rest-of-the-weekend and a happy spring! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 1:08PM

    Enjoy the company and have a great weekend emoticon

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CHEFSOPHIE 4/6/2013 12:51PM

    I like a quiet rainy Saturday from time to time. I especially enjoy a nap on a rainy afternoon. Your dinner menu sounds great. I haven't had apple dumplings in years. Now I am dreaming about them.

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VHALKYRIE 4/6/2013 12:41PM

    Sounds like a delicious dinner! Enjoy the company!

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