It's been a good weekend. I haven't got everything done that I wanted to (ahem*Taxes!*ahem) but it was pretty full regardless.
Friday, after making it through a pretty busy week, preparing for a big presentation, I went home and made chicken and dumplings. I overcooked the vegetables just a tad, but I think I can avoid that the next time around. They were very tasty. I also found and bought DVDs of Monty Python's Holy Grail and Life of Brian that were only $6. This switchover to Blu-Ray has been great for my DVD library! I like listening to the commentaries while I'm doing other stuff.
Saturday, I was blessed with warm, sunny weather, so I took the bike out for a spin. Originally, I was just going to zip over the grocery store, but after I had to start it on the hill (thank goodness I live half a block from a steep hill!), I decided to go up and visit my sister and her family and charge the battery. Alex was in fine form, wanting to be read to and examining my glasses and the zippers on my jacket.
I did a bunch of painting downstairs. The claim that I was done painting was premature. When I went back to look at the paint job, it was uneven. >:( Grrr... I also worked on the vinyl tile. It's pretty close to being done. All of this seems to take a long time! I'm so looking forward to having it done.
Today, I painted some more, repotted some plants, put the ingredients for the Hungarian Goulash (prompted by an invite by Hot Chick Janiece that I unfortunately had to refuse) in the Crock Pot
then headed out to the office to get a head start on some of the work I have coming up next week.
The other cool thing I made this weekend were these:
It's the most addictive cookie I've had in a long time. It ranks right up there with seven-layer cookies. It's an amazing combination of chopped nuts, peanut butter, dark chocolate, and pink flake salt. I found the recipe at the Tasty Kitchen Blog. When I've eaten one, all I can do is sit and think about how I can rationalize having another. So, make these at your own risk!