This is what I did today. Well, one of the things I did today. I also babysat for Madeline (who vacuumed the house while she was here), worked in the office all morning, made a batch of HMH, went to the quilt shop, the mall, the upholstery shop (for 44 cents worth of cotton welting), walked the dog (twice), made crunchy chocolate squares, got caught in a downpour (one of the many), took a shower and washed my hair. I also read my blogs, caught up on the news and smooched Anthony for making an amazing avocado salad with lime dressing fro dinner; not necessarily in that order.
But for sheer novelty, the brown stuff won the "what was the most interesting thing you did today" contest by a landslide. More on what it is tomorrow when I can finish it and show you more photos. Now, its time to get upstairs and dive into Definately Dead, a Southern Vampire Novel by Charlaine Harris. I've read all the others - this is the newest and I love them. Yep, it's summer, yep it's romance with a twist. And I deserve it.
Oh, and PS, I don't force the kid to clean - she LIKES to clean. I offered various other options, including going to the mall and fabric shops with me and her answer? "Thanks Nana, but I'd really rather stay here and vacuum". She's eight - it's strange. I dragged her out anyway on the premise that it's just wrong to be in the house on a beautiful summer day vacuuming when there's fabric to be bought. And no - I don't rent her out.