I made soup today, pretty much out of stuff I had around the house: garlic, onion, carrots, celery, ground turkey, homemade chicken stock, lentils, mushrooms, and wild rice. Primary seasonings are: salt, pepper, parsley, with a few shakes of garlic salt and italian seasonings. It's pretty yummy, if I do say so myself.
I have a friend whose husband used to be a restaurant chef and who has told me many times about the yummy food he makes for them. Then there's Jim. I've always thought their spouses were lucky. However, I just realized that I lucky to have ME as house chef. Granted, when I'm feeling lazy, there's no one to whip up something awesome. But I am a good cook. And that's nothing to sneeze at. :)
House cleanup is going well. My current method of choice is to take a pile of papers, dump them on the floor, and then sort it out. It works because I dislike having clutter on the floor, so I HAVE to clean it up: file, deal with, or recycle.
The boys are funny. When I'm fiddling around the house, they're generally nearby, but not always. When I'm lying on the bed, reading, they join me (Matti scrubs around under the covers, Martin sits next to me). Here's a cute picture of them investigating an interesting noise outside.