I really do think time speeds up when you are not working. My 3 day weekend is drawing to an end and it feels like it just started. It’s been a really nice weekend though. The weather finally cleared up a bit. Yesterday it was sunny most of the day and this morning was absolutely beautiful. Since lunchtime, the weather has been changing a lot. It’s been shifting from blue skies, hardly no wind and warm weather to grey skies, scattered showers, windy and cool weather. Literally, from one minute to the next it goes from good to bad to good again to bad again. It’s funny because there is this group of people in tour buses that were enjoying the sun and then we the first scattered showers came, they went inside their tour buses. The light rain lasted barely 5 minutes and when the sun came out again, they went outside. Then not 5 more minutes into the sun, the grey clouds came and then they went back into the buses. It didn’t even rain that time. Then the sun came back out and is still currently out, but the people are still in the tour buses….guess they are waiting for the next rain.
Am drinking my second pot of green tea with jasmine right now. I cooked a stir fry for lunch today. Also tried a packet of hot & sour soup mix that I bought at a Chinese food store. Have to admit that the soup wasn’t too great. It tasted like it came from a mix (guess I should have expected that). I have been having a serious craving for hot & sour soup the way the Chinese restaurants in America make it. The hot & sour soup at Chinese restaurants here is like a bowl of roux….which is quite yucky to say the least. The stir fry was great. I put fresh onion, yellow bell pepper, garlic, carrot, green chilies and celery in it….it was very colorful and I seasoned it with a watered down dark soy sauce.
Today is a holiday for a lot of people. In the US, it is the observed Memorial Day and here in the UK it is the Spring bank holiday. I have taken a few moments out of my day today and thought of those who have given all for their country. Am feeling a bit reflective today which I guess is kind of fitting. Wonder what everyone is doing…..anyone had a BBQ?