We have a Saturday at home.
As I explained to the kiddos, when you are a kid and have a Saturday at home, it's blissful and filled with television and books, games and pretend. As an adult, a Saturday at home often includes thinking about all the things you want to do that didn't get done during the week. Not always as much fun, but pretty rewarding.
I cleaned the bathrooms this morning for three hours.
(I know, it doesn't seem like it should take that long.)
I use Flylady's method of cleaning the sink and toilet each morning.
The shower gets cleaned on the weekend.
So it's functionally clean.
But it's not deep-down, take-everything-out-of-the-medicine-cabinet, wipe-down-all-the-shelves clean.
That was today.
And it took forever.
But as soon as I hang the shower curtain back up, I am done.
The bathrooms really, really needed to be cleaned and disinfected after the amount of sickness that passed through these halls since last Saturday. Kids' rooms are getting tackled after lunch, much to their dismay.
Today's lunch was a reward. It was supposed to be dinner for date night last night, but my stomach still wasn't 100%. I went to bed around 6:00 and skipped dinner.
So today for lunch, we had this:
It's hard to tell, but that's actually a spinach-cheese pizza in our bake oven!
Here's a better picture. I popped it under the broiler in the oven to brown the cheese.
(In my opinion, cheese is always better when it's browned.)
Only we cheated.
Because we don't truly know how to use the bake oven.
So this was a frozen Amy's pizza that we just took out of the box and put in my Pampered Chef deep-dish baker.
There are all sorts of things I have to learn about using the bake oven, such as, how long you have to wait after building a fire before baking in your oven.
I used my last Christmas gift card on Barnes and Noble's website and ordered The Art of Wood-Fired Cooking, by Andrea Mugnaini and John Thess. While I was there, I also found The Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook: 70 recipes for incredible stone-baked pizzas and breads, roasts, cakes and desserts, all specially devised for the outdoor oven and illustrated in over 400 photographs. It seemed like a steal at just under $10.
I also ordered an Indigo Girls cd that was on sale for $4.99, but don't tell Todd. He thinks I picked something really awful. There are all sorts of wonderfully terrible titles on the $4.99 sale.
Here's hoping that you're enjoying a peaceful Saturday.