Thanks for all the concern about my finger (see last post). I'm happy to report I still have 10 of them despite my shenanigans with the knife! I never did go to the doctor. It seems to be healing okay, although it's still a pretty awful looking wound. There are no signs of infection, though, which is the main thing. I wash and rebandage it twice a day, and it's coming along better than I expected. Typing without the use of the one finger is difficult, though. This will probably be a short post!
The little party with my girlfriends went well. We had a load of good food, and I made punch that we mixed with champagne and sipped while sitting on the back porch. There's nothing like spending time catching up with old friends. :)
The Greek pasta salad I suffered (and nearly lost a finger!) for just prior to
mixing in feta cheese and chopped romaine lettuce. It was delicious, at least!
A very bad picture of really tasty food: ham and Swiss puff pastry roll ups, brushed with lots of butter and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Desserts! Chocolate eclair cake made by Martina, pound cake made by me, and strawberries from the farm down the road.
Five Fruit Celebration Punch with cheap champagne for mixing. Yum! Fun!
Fairy lights on the porch after dark.
Oh, and we got a new roof the day before the party. It looks great! The crew did good work and repaired/painted trim in addition to the roof. So we're thousands of dollars poorer now, but our house is in good shape! :) It's going to take diligent saving for the rest of this year (at least) to make up for such a big expense, but at least we're happy with it.
So that's been my first week of summer break! I hope you all are well, and I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone.