I've just finished marinating loads of chicken, shaped 32 hamburgers, and gotten a few minor things ready for our cookout this evening. We'll be initiating the new grill and enjoying family and friends to celebrate Independence Day. No fireworks here...we're covered by a burn ban and even though I'm sure we'll hear people all around us violating the ban, we won't be. And we hope that none of the violators sets off a spark that puts our drought-baked area in real trouble.
Yesterday I came to a decision: I'm going to do a kitchen remodel. It may not happen for two years as we save money and do a lot of research, but it has to happen. I mean, gut the whole thing and start over, putting in the kitchen that the builder refused to give me the first time around. By the time I've lived here ten years, I want to LOVE my kitchen.
Okay, off to make guacamole :-)