May 25, 2004


Not much to report around here; the knitting continues, but there’s nothing exciting to show you, as yet. Yesterday was a holiday, and while that had no actual meaning for us (since we don’t have any scheduled work on Mondays) we still felt it was important to mark the occasion. It’s not every day your country celebrates the birthday of a dead queen (oh, and officially I think it’s also meant to mark the living one’s birthday as well). So we had what was conceptually a barbecue; however, due to the cold, rain, and threats of severe thunderstorms, it was more of an eat-barbecued-food-inside-with-sweaters-on kind of night. Still, I made pie


with rhubarb from our garden, so as far as I was concerned the event was a success.

That’s all I can think of to say — sorry! I’ll try to finish something, at least, for my next posting.

Posted by Aven at May 25, 2004 04:36 PM

Ohhh, rhubarb pie . We just had a conversation at work today about how rhubarb apparently doesn’t grow well here in Texas. Probably the heat … it makes me wilt, too. Anyway, a couple people in the lunchroom hadn’t even heard of rhubarb — can you believe?

Posted by: chris at May 25, 2004 06:15 PM

No fair rhubarb pie already…now your teasing those of us (me) who’s rhubarb plant is only up about 8cm.

Posted by: Paula at May 26, 2004 11:33 AM

Well…really, pie is the only non-Negotiable aspect of an outdoor party isn’t it? I say, if you had pie you did it right. I was just thinking too…do you think anybody buys rhubarb?

Posted by: Stephanie at May 26, 2004 12:03 PM

The pies look very tasty. Do you know the Be-Bop-A-Re-Bp Rhubarb Pie song from Prairie Home Companion?

(Oh, and I think that the paper sounded fascinating.)

Posted by: Lydia at May 26, 2004 01:42 PM