Bad News first. I spent this weekend making homemade Pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup. I was boiling bones for hours on end, following actual recipes, using the Pho seasoning packet that I had to go to two different grocery stores to buy, and then had it for lunch today. Bland at best; possibly bitter. Bah!
Good news. I and the whole family are headed off to Austin, TX this Tuesday night. We will be gone from Hawaii for exactly one week. It's my sister's wedding and B is a ring burier, as he says, and I'm walking the sis down the aisle. It's a big deal for family reasons apart from the wedding. I haven't seen my sister, brother, or father since we moved here in 2004. Never met my nephew. So off we go!
Catch you on the other side!