A few weeks ago I bought a shade at Bed, Bath and Beyond to go above my desk. Mid-day the sunlight shines in so bright I can’t see a thing.
Here it is just after we moved in (it’s more decorated now!). See the blinding sun!!? You can’t even see the computer screen. Try editing photos in that…
Here’s the shade… a nice cloth one with pleats.
I chose a shade instead of curtains for a cleaner look when it’s open and so I can close it just above my desk supplies – verses curtains that would brush against them. It goes up and down without a cord, although perhaps I should have read the BB&B reviews in more depth before purchasing it!?
And here is the total fail of me trying to drill into steel…
Thought I was going to be so handy. I am not handy.
However, I was handy enough to locate the putty and patch the 5 holes I created looking for a place to drill that didn’t have metal underneath.
It’s pink but it dries white – how does that work!?
And then Matt came home. And showed me the metal-friendly drill bits. And then he magically made it happen. MAGIC I tell you!!
While I was getting covered in drill dust, dinner was cooking itself.
I’ve been craving split pea soup for a while and bought a ham and some peas to make a batch.
[Should I start making dinner at 10am everyday so I can get photos like that!?]
I’ve made a veg-friendly split pea soup before (although I put bacon on top) but this time I wanted it hearty and crock-pot friendly. I found this recipe at the Whole Foods website that had both ham and a crockpot and followed it pretty closely other than these changes:
- Omitted the onion
- Used rosemary + thyme instead of parsley
- Used water instead of broth
- Didn’t have celery
- Added a tsp of liquid smoke
I cooked it on low for 9 hours – and I would recommend adding an extra cup of liquid. Ours dried out a bit and cooked into the sides, but I fixed that by stirring in a cup of hot water at the end. Perfect!
This soup was INcredible!
Thick, rich, comfort food at its finest.
Greek yogurt on top and a tower of Popeye bread on the side!
Cannot wait to have leftovers!
You know the whole “put a fruit bowl out and you’ll eat more fruit?” Totally true.
Dinner ends and I just reach into my clementine box and get my after dinner mint!