I spent all of today on my feet – walking, cleaning, running, cleaning, eating (ok, that was done at the table!) and doing 5 loads of laundry. I cleaned over and under everything!
The house now rests with a quiet sparkle. I really like having company now that we have a guest quarters so that Matt and I and guests have a dedicated bathroom, section of the house and privacy. It’s also fun to see how guests use our house. The highlight for me was a sandwich made of Andrew, my dad, Kanz and me on our 2-person loveseat during a long movie. I was surprised it worked!
Larbs, Matt, Kanz and I went for an urban hike around downtown this morning. I gave them the real estate tour and we breathed in the sweet air of Cville. They made sandwiches and departed, and Matt and I went for a 2.5 mile run and got started on housework. The floors are all clean and the last of the laundry just finished. Woot.
Oh my gosh – just realized I deleted all of my lunch photos!!!!!!! Obviously I don’t normally skip my mid-day post but today I decided to roll it all into one. I cleared my memory card before dinner and had this faint feeling I had important photos on it while I was doing so – and lo and behold I did!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a great lunch, but not worth a photo recovery. I had a deconstructed turkey sandwich in a bowl: salad greens, turkey shavings, carrot, tomato, celery, Dakota bread cubes and a big blob of cranberry sauce on top. ‘Twas good!
And for dinner – we made a leftovers soup!
Into a pot until all was hot:
- ~3 cups white bean mashed potatoes
- ~1 cup leftover turkey meat
- ~3 cups fresh collard greens I had on hand
- ~3 cups veggie broth
- ~1.5 cups Dakota dressing ( <—the best part!)
Served with smoked paprika and a hunk of Dakota –>
Now that this holiday is over, what’s the next big thing?
I actually have a pretty calm December. No traveling, no big events, no guests – just normal life. And a whole lotta bakery shenanigans. December is predicted to be our busiest month of the year, hopefully with a crescendo a lot like we experienced at Thanksgiving in the few days before Christmas.
And on December 26? We’re going somewhere warm……any guesses?!