Late Sunday afternoon, I had a moment where I was convinced that it was only Saturday. It was so disappointing to be wrong.
The sad thing about my actual Saturday is that I didn't do very much with it. I got up and went to yoga class, had breakfast with my husband, took a nap while he went to meet with a band he might join, and then we spent the late afternoon and early evening vegging in front of the TV getting caught up on "The Office," "My Name is Earl" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." We eventually dragged ourselves out of the house and went to a party for a few hours, but we're such party poopers that we were home by 10:30 p.m.
Sunday was a little better. I got up early and volunteered at the low-cost spay/neuter clinic for about four hours. My main impression: it's definitely flea season. On my way home, I stopped at Costco and only ended up buying kitty litter because nothing else I wanted was in stock.
After that, I went to my favorite grocery store, which caters largely to an Hispanic clientele. I got the butcher to grab me a nice, big stewing hen out of the pile of ice between the chicken feet and the bowl full of gizzards. As soon as I got home, I put the chicken on the stove in a big pot of water and left it to simmer.
I completed my afternoon errands with a trip to Target that was supposed to be for Shop-Vac filters, but ended up also including a new foam thingy for the Shop-Vac, some Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans, some Kashi TLC Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies (do you see a pattern emerging here?), two boxes of Luna bars to take to work for breakfasts, and a couple of boxes of macaroni and cheese in case the cookies alone don't carb me to death.
Around 6 o'clock, I picked the chicken off the bones and made chicken and dumplings with boiled potatoes. Tonight we'll have chicken pot pie using about half of the leftover gravy. I'll make the rest into chicken and noodles later in the week. I'd say that's not too bad for $11 worth of meat.
I didn't manage to get to the kitchen cleanup portion of the evening, but I did finally tackle our hideously filthy basement. With the newly rejuvenated Shop-Vac, I vacuumed the stairs, floors, walls, ceiling and counters. I almost filled the thing (it's small, but still...). Then I mopped with lemon-scented Lysol while Xena watched wide-eyed from the steps.
Oh, I also worked over the weekend. There's nothing like a Monday deadline.
How was your weekend? Did you get to enjoy the lovely fall weather or were you working, too?