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!!