For two drinks:
1/2 cucumber or a small cucumber
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
About 20 leaves of mixed sage
5 oz Hendrick's Gin
Chill 2 martini glasses
Put ice in shaker
Set aside 2 whole, nice sage leaves
Slice off two neat slices of cucumber and set aside.
Chop remaining cucumber coarsely and add to shaker
Add lime juice and muddle until seeds separate from cucumber flesh
Roll sage between palms to release oils
Add simple syrup and sage
Pour. Add cucumber slice and sage leaf to each glass for garnish.
I should have made this with Rosemary, and called it a Dilly Dilly. I will do that next week. Oh, wait, no! I will be in New York next week. So no drink.
My mom and I went shopping today and I got to meet the guys who make her furniture. They make furniture out of reclaimed barnwood and she's pretty much gotten half of what's in the house from them. They were really nice.
I have been working on a new novel thanks to kandigurl and her writing challenge, and it's about 60 pages now. It's a teen fantasy thing, emphasis more on the teen than the fantasy. If anyone is interested in taking a stab at reading, let me know, although I'm likely only to hand it out to a couple people so don't be offended if I don't choose you.
I think tomorrow is the last day of the tarot_week spotlight, and it's my first day writing an article with a really big community. I am a little nervous-- a lot of people with a lot more experience than me have signed up for the community. I really made it so I would learn the cards better, so I don't pretend to be an expert genius about this stuff, but I think I know it pretty well, and I'm sort of worried people will just laugh at my analyses. But I'm also kind of excited to see the kind of discussion and questions it raises!