Jun 292012

I know I should be posting pictures of beads, but I just can’t compete with mother nature.

Neon Hibiscus

Our hibiscus and Texas Star (which I’m pretty sure is also in the mallow family) are doing great this year. The only shame is that the blooms only last one day. Don’t these look almost neon?

I’m taking Monday and Tuesday off, which means I’ll have a 5-day “weekend.” This will be my last weekend of creative bead-making. I’ll use next weekend to fill set holes, so to speak (you know, those sets with 4 beads that really need 5 beads?) and to make – ugh – spacers. Although true to my oft-repeated self-promise I’ve been better about making the spacers as I go rather than having to make 100 in one sitting. The making is bad enough, the cleaning feels like torture. The weekend of the 14th I’ll use for pricing, sorting, etc.

I’m not going to spend the entire 5 days with beads. Caldonia has been seeming a bit neglected, so play time with her is definitely on the schedule. And Tony and I have designated Sunday as “eating and drinking” day, something we do about twice a year. It’s just what it sounds like. We’re hitting the new Whole Foods Sunday after breakfast at our LMR, so I don’t know what the eats will be. But here’s what we’re drinking:

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

4 cups pink grapefruit juice (I like the Simply brand, not gonna do all that squeezing by hand!)
3 juiced limes
2 cups white tequila
3/4 cup Grand Marnier (I use Paula’s Texas Orange)
1/2 to 1 cup sugar, depending on your particular taste for sweet

These are to die for – the perfect summer drink.

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