I've been home the last few days with the hubby while he's recuperating from his recent heart surgery. I finally woke up today feeling caught up on my rest. I didn't realize how wiped out I actually was, but its not surprising since I had the hubby's surgery, the daughter buying a new car and school having exams and the end of the grading quarter all going on at once. I've really enjoyed my time home, although not exactly a vacation it is a help not to have to think about much other than spoiling the hubby a little bit and doing a few of those things around the house I have wanted (or needed) to do.
This morning I finally vacuumed (boy did it need it) and also managed to clean 8 trash bags of junk out of the basement. Now tomorrow it all has to be lugged to the dump, which will probably be quite a comedy since the hubby's truck is about 3 times taller than me.
I also baked the hubby a little treat today.
I made some butter refrigerator cookies. This is an easy recipe from Martha Stewart than can also be flavored differently.
Once you make the cookie dough, you roll or shape it into a log, refrigerate it for at least a few hours, and then slice it into cookies ready to bake.
At Christmas I like to roll the dough log in colored sugar before refrigerating to make them festive, but today I didn't. I actually made 3 batches today- plain with vanilla flavor, some with chopped hazelnuts and finally some flavored with lemon a a bit of cracked black pepper. It was just as easy to make 3 batches as it was to make 1 batch since I had everything out and ready to use.
They're not fancy but they do taste good.
The hubby enjoyed a couple too.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.