next year for the holidays, make it easy and plan a vacation soon after.
Someone remind me that next December- OK?
I had a case of the sniffles & a mild sore throat during Christmas time. I did a REALLY good job of ignoring it. I wouldn’t allow myself to be sick because I had so much to do. So it wasn’t until the hangover of New Year’s day that my cold took the better of me.
I worked from home on Friday, which was wonderful because I could watch the storm outside and snuggle in my jammies while I crunched numbers. I also blasted the soundtrack to Juno which made it a better day. That night, we drove into the city and spent the evening with my parents eating at Jardiniere in SF. The meal was fantastic. So many wonderful flavors…great cheese and wine. Happy Birthday Mom!
So I woke up Saturday hungover…and sicker. I should have known better. You should never drink when you aren’t feeling well to begin with.
Someone else please remind of that too. Thanks.
So Saturday I slept…watched tv…stayed home most of the day. But then I was starting to feel like a shut-in—So I invited my neighbor over for a quickie/impromptu late afternoon lunch:
Today (feeling much better, thank you) we went to coffee. It’s been weeks since we were able to do so. It was really nice to get outside despite the rain.
I went to the Container Store (favorite place to shop– second to Target) and bought some shelf stackers for my cabinets.
Here’s the before:
Here’s the After:
It all started because I decided to write down some realistic 2008 goals/resolutions today. Number 3 was to become more organized and get rid of clutter. Casey wrote on my list “Overcome the urge to make piles” So—I guess I’m gonna have to learn how to do that.
My mom says I need to learn how to relax—So I’m gonna figure out how that works this year too.
It feels so good to have this cabinet organized. It was impossible to put things away in such a waste- of- space cabinet. These are all my fancy dishes & my little collection of special plates for photos, entertaining & such.
I also organized my computer room. It was sooo full of glitter, wrapping paper scraps and loose ends. Only took me 4 hours to complete. Must not let it get that bad again/ever.
Tonight’s dinner was from a recipe in this month’s Everyday Food (Cayenne Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa). It was very light (like they say) and fresh tasting with a perfect spiciness. I will definitely add it to the rotation. It’s EXTREMELY simple (which is good). It seems so ridiculous following the recipe word for word. So I’ll prolly just remember how it tasted and go from there the next time I make it. I grilled the chicken instead of cooking it in a pan.
The avocado relish does a nice job of balancing the cayenne. It’s excellent with tortilla chips too.
Anyways…it’s late. I’m sleepy. It’s time for rest. Hope you all had a nice weekend.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday- Melisser! xoxoox
Break out the chocolate fountain next time I come over OK?