Last week I had such a good time, sharing with all of you my week in review, that I decided to do it again, and again, and again. Focusing on all the things I actually accomplished, versus all the things still left to do is really a fabulous feeling. I highly recommend it. Let’s get listing. Here’s some of the things I did manage to get done in the past seven days.
- I had a date night with the Hubby, where we dined on Arepas’. Arepas are an “all white corn pocket-like tortilla with melted mozzarella inside.” I got the Veggie Arepas which came stuffed with corn, jalapeno, lettuce, onions, peppers, and pineapple. It was my first ever arepas, and I loved it.
- I cleaned the boudoir, with special emphasis on the bed. This is where the magic happens, at least the majority of it anyway, so you need to tidy things up from time to time. Plus, I had a cold not too long ago and the Hubby had the flu last week, so I was really trying to disinfect the area we lay our heads for hours on end. Specifically, I washed the comforter, the blankets, the sheets, our actual pillows, hand scrubbed the headboard, the bed frame and vacuumed the mattress. You think clean sheets feel good; try the whole damn bed.
- I spent a good five hours on MLK Jr. Day curled up in front of a fire with a book, my iPad and my People magazine. It was the epitome of rest and relaxation.
- I made a double batch of granola and a double batch of energy bars on Saturday, so we’d have breakfast and snacks this week. Too bad the Hubby already ate his share of energy bars.
- I vacuumed the living room, the Hubby’s “manchuary,” the dining room and the kitchen. I’m not a big fan of the actual work involved, but I can appreciate, and I suspect my self-diagnosed OCD really loves how a clean house feels. It envelopes you like a long-lost lover. If you can relate, then I hereby diagnose you with OCD too, and seeing as I have a non-medical background, I’m entirely qualified to do that.
- I did two fitness classes: Mixed Martial Arts and Pilates
- I made not one, but two broccoli cheddar Quiche. I’m still working on that recipe for all of you, and as soon as I taste this second one, I’ll let you know if the recipe is ready or not. In either case, I got a couple of dinners stashed away for the week, and that makes me happy.
- I meditated for a whole five minutes, and yes I used an iPhone App to guide me through it. Baby steps.
- I worked almost forty hours at my real job, which kind of blows when you consider it was only a four-day work week. This week is going to be really rough too, but I’ve got a Quiche to comfort me in the evenings…and the Hubby…and a freshly cleaned bed. Wink, wink.
- I made homemade Cauliflower Cheddar Soup and Rosemary Drop Biscuits.
- I watched two movies: The Perfect Host and Limitless. The first was strange, but good, and the second was good, but strange. I recommend the former only.
- I cleaned the staircase, which for some reason seems to be where dirt and grime collect. I’m going to go out on a limb and say perhaps because we travel up and done them multiple times a day. Whatever the reason, they are sparkly now, or in the words of Outkast “so fresh and so clean clean.”
- I made a crock pot of ground beef chili for the Hubby and some friends. It smelled good, but I can’t vouch for the actual flavor because after the meat went in, I stopped taste testing it. Some people think love is all about hearts, flowers, and freshly cleaned beds, but sometimes it’s about cooking food for others, even if you don’t get a bite for yourself. That’s real romance.
It’s safe to say the theme of last week and predominantly the past weekend was cooking and cleaning. I’m gearing up for a big week at the office and want to make sure all my ducks (at least the non-literal ones at home) are in a row. I should have been a boy scout with all my preparedness. What did you do this past week? Any major accomplishments? How about some minor ones?