The long weekend has left me exhausted and feeling very behind in what will surely be a very full week. I’ve got a lot of work between now and Thursday evening, and I’m looking forward to having a drink with 250 friends (or soon to be acquaintances) at StoreFrontLab on Thursday evening. We worked all day on Saturday, but Sunday we threw work to the wind to spend the day in the sun at our neighbor’s backyard BBQ (our nice neighbors who have the glorious night blooming jasmine). I didn’t feel a tiny bit guilty about ignoring work…. Until I went to bed, and spent hours mentally rechecking and over checking my to do list.
Monday morning we snuck out of the house for a birthday picnic with OYSTERS at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company. We had to leave the picnic early, so a certain someone with self-induced work guilt and a twitching eye could run to the printer’s to pick up proofs, and get her butt back to work Monday night. I don’t know about that twitching eye, but the break(s) from work were well worth the overtime I’m doing now. This picnic had a particularly impressive spread of salads, meats and wine. A couple we only see once a year brought an amazing addition to the oyster-champagne picnic… clams steamed in a broth of jalapeño, red onion, bacon, white wine, potatoes and probably a few other secret ingredients. I am planning to track this fine couple down again in the next few weeks, and get the full recipe from them. It is my next project, right after this one.