Good news! As I suspected, the endoscopy showed that my ulcers have healed. I spent more time yesterday napping than I expected, but I think the drugs are out of my system now. During one of my semi-conscious moments I even played around with a new blog header, using one of Stef's photos of our sunflowers. I think it looks very summery, don't you?
I had some friends from work over for the first Beach Friday of the summer today. Oddly enough, I was actually hoping no one would show up, but it was probably best that they did. I always seem to have a bit of a slump in the beginning of the summer, due to a lack of a schedule I think. It was a gorgeous day, around 80 degrees with a nice breeze off the Bay; the kind of day where you can get burned to a crisp if you're not careful. It was very relaxing, lots of talking, and of course, I got to knit. Still plugging along on the baby blanket squares.
I started my summer cooking plan today too. First thing this morning, I cooked a pot of brown rice and soaked some bulgur, then put them in the refrigerator. Then, this evening, I cut up some cucumber, green onions, celery, red and green peppers, and radishes and added them to the rice and bulgur mixture, along with grated Parmesan cheese, made a vinaigrette, and mixed it all together. The recipe is called Leftover Grains Salad and it was delicious.
I also made a pot of brown rice and lentils with onion, garlic, and celery to have on hand for the weekend. Now I'm sitting here with the windows open and enjoying the 69 degree breeze while it lasts. Apparently next week it'll be back up around 100 degrees. Yuck.
I'm thinking I'll do a little sewing tomorrow. Hope your weekend plans are good ones.
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