Well, I guess it is obvious who will be waiting for something in the mail. Didn't I say I was excited? Yes! Today, I am very thankful to have my friend Ruhanna in my life. She spent the entire afternoon with me at her house, teaching me her precious skills. Most of all, I am grateful that she was patient with me. As with any new skill, novices (like me) can be quite hard to deal with sometimes.
So, I spent most of the day completing this project, but what else did I do? I went to the liquor store and bought dry sherry to make a shrimp stir-fry with ham and peas included. The recipe was from Mark Bittman's Best Recipes in the World. I complimented this with some steam-cooked brown rice, along with edamame and vegetable egg rolls as sides. This is not the best picture, but here is what Alex and I cooked:
Best of all: My best friend Christina joined us for dinner! She and I followed this up with a nice swim in the pool. We set the pool alarm off because we didn't shut the gate properly, annoying the lady the next door, but things happen. I bet pool lady has to deal with that all the time. However, I enjoyed spending one-on-one time with my Lizzy (she calls me Jane--Pride and Prejudice codenames). Another good thing: I didn't have an allergic reaction to the chlorine. (I'll tell a good story on that some time in the future.)
Oh, to be lighthearted! Oh, to not evaluate every little thing! Brevity! It feels good. :) (If you can't tell, I had an awesome day.)