Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cooking Marathon

We started the day with one of the best gifts John has ever given me - a cleaning lady coming to take care of the house once a month. She gets here at about 7AM and finishes shortly before 1PM, and I mean it when I tell you that her services are the best money we ever spend. It saves me so much time and grief trying to do it myself... I should have taken the opportunity to study then, but I instead did some cleaning of my own - just a few things that I don't want her to worry about.

Today was another Saturday full of cooking - we made chicken spaghetti, beef stroganoff (with ground meat), and a stuffed bell pepper filling that my Mom made when I was a kid (again with ground meat)... tomorrow I'm going to make a stir-fry dish with chicken, mushrooms and zucchini.

The sun came out for a little while today, and it was a nice change from all the crazy rain. I didn't get the chance to sit outside and study today, but there is always tomorrow. I've got to get cracking on that tomorrow because the test is only about 3 weeks away.

After an afternoon of nothing but cooking - I set out to relax and watch a movie - so we've been watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is every bit as good as the book. I have enjoyed reading every one of the seven books in the series, and the movies are just as I imagined everything in my head while I was reading it. (Sometimes even better) The special effects and cinematography in all the movies have been amazing. Unfortunately though - I think I wore myself completely out today because I've been nodding off frequently. As I sit here and type - John has nodded off behind me and is sleeping.

I don't think we're far from hitting the pillow for the night, and I can't wait!!


  1. I have never much been into the Harry Potter thing, though my kids adore it. It is kind of sci-fi ish to me and has just never been something I would read (I did read the first one, I think).

    The food stuff sounds wonderful! Did you get the recipes out of your WLS cookbooks?

    Okay, off to church for me! Our service starts at 8:15...GAH!

  2. It's so good to hear there's REAL FOOD at the end of the rainbow. I have to keep reminding myself of that! I won't be on protein shakes forever....

    Wow, a cleaning service DOES sound like a fantastic gift! To be honest, my husband does the majority of the cleaning, but it sure would be nice if neither of us had to worry about it. I'm convinced... your husband is a GREAT gift-giver. The reward system, and now this? Impressed!


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