Whew! What a week!
We just said good-bye yesterday to the contractors we hired for the baby’s room after a week of them working to complete the space. The nursery has been seamlessly added to our upstairs, and it looks terrific!
I didn’t accomplish as much on my list this week as I had hoped I might, what with wrangling three children with drywall mud and wet paint abounding just down the hall from their bedroom. But, I did manage to get a few things done and/or started, and that is a satisfying feeling!
Cook something with an ingredient I’ve never used before.
I find such inspiration from the comments y’all leave, and last week when a reader suggested I should use the Indian spice blend Garam Masala as my new ingredient, it piqued my interest. I looked up an intriguing recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala, and last night, I flexed my culinary muscles and got cookin’. Oh my word. It was so, so good! Spicy, tangy and sweet, all in one amazing package. I highly recommend it!
Eat the hottest hot wings I can find.
Mr. Splendid is somewhat of a connoisseur of hot food. Our refrigerator is a veritable replica of the hot sauce aisle in our supermarket, so when he saw #30 on my list, he was more than excited to help me in my quest. Last Wednesday night, he brought me home a boatload of the hottest wings from World of Wings, and I set to work. They were delicious! Of course, once I had finished, he had the gall to make the comment that the Blazin’ wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are far hotter. So, it’s looking like there will be a round 2 for this one, just so I don’t have to take any flack from the hot wing expert himself. I’m still marking this one off, though, because it’s my list, by golly, and it makes me happy. 😉
Finish organizing my craft closet.
So. I’m making progress here, although I’m not to a point where I can mark it off the list just yet. And to see where I started, that is really saying something! There is work yet to be done, but I am already so enjoying not having to dig through a mess any time I want to tackle a project. In my defense, the photos below were of the ugliest part of the organization process, the worse-before-it-gets-better phase. But still – how on earth did I ever function like that?
Read a book.
A few weeks back, my sweet hubs was nice enough to redeem a prize won at work for a Kindle for me. I am now about 80% through my first Kindle book: Room by Emma Donoghue. Wow – what a read! Something about the 5-year-old narrator’s voice has me absolutely captivated, probably because it makes me think of my own sweet son. If the somewhat dark plot of this one leaves you squeamish, I urge you to give this a shot. This is the type of book that lingers with you even after you’ve put it down. With as hooked as I am at this point, I think I’ll be able to mark this number off my list by the end of the weekend!
One week down, three to go! Here’s to a productive upcoming week!