Friday, February 09, 2007
Sleep Rebecca, SLEEP!
I spent yesterday preparing for the Valentine Making Party last night. (Actually, TECHNICALLY, since it is 11:43 pm, that sentence should read... I spent today preparing for the Valentine Making Party tonight.) Whenever I do anything fun, I have a hard time getting to bed at night. Weird, huh?
I had sample cards to make, snacks to prepare, messes to clean, and plans to put into action. It was a nice time, too! EVERYTHING was there...even a bottle of lavendar spray to scent up the cards! SO~it was a busy day, but a GOOD busy-and well worth the effort. Afterward, I was awarded what I consider to be the best compliment I have ever received, and that made me feel good too. I hope to never forget what Terri told me~it couldn't have come at a better time.
Overall, I am quite proud of myself for getting so much accomplished in the kitchen in one day. I haven't had this much daily production in the kitchen since my canning days of summer! Matt works this weekend, so he had today off. On his days off, I try to make him a hearty breakfast. Last night he asked for bacon, eggs, home fries and toast and so that is what greeted him this morning. (It is usually this or a toss up with sausage gravy and biscuits...)
Along with that, I hardboiled nearly a dozen eggs for some hot pickled eggs (using Matt's obsession, Volcana Pickle juice. Thanks again Kim!), made chocolate covered strawberries (and pretzels with the leftover chocolate), made about a gazillion sugar cookies, made bread dough and then stromboli for the family as I skipped out the door to my party.
It WAS a good day-and now it is done....so I must head to BED!
PS~The photo above is of the nightlight in my bathroom and is in no way relevant to this post. I just thought it was perty. :-) Now- goodnight!