My main goal for today was to do absolutely nothing. I've been feeling crappy lately (mood-wise, not health-wise) and I just wanted a day to have nothing planned. We had no plans of going anywhere, so I took a couple of Xanax (I couldn't sleep much last night because I was so anxious--about nothing, as usual). After playing what felt like a hundred games of Go Fish with Eli all morning, I actually felt like doing some housework.
I tackled a big task--cleaning my pantry. I have a really effing big pantry. It's like 8 feet by 3 feet or something. When we chose the layout of our house, there was a room between the kitchen and the master bedroom called a "sunroom". I thought that was really stupid--what the fuck does one do with a sunroom?! So I had them split it down the middle, and half became a pantry, and the other half became a walk-in closet for the master bedroom.
Lately, we've been throwing all kinds of stuff in there--the vacuum cleaners (why we have two, I don't know), broom, mop, recycling bin, etc. And Paolo has been sleeping in there. So today, with Eminem for company, I cleared it all out, swept and mopped the floor, and kept most everything off the floor. Now it looks like this:
I know it's not entirely organized, but it looks MUCH better than it did before--and of course I didn't think to take a before picture.
While I was doing all this, I decided to have a glass (or two) of Chardonnay, which just made the task more fun. ;) I also may or may not have made a batch of chocolate peanut butter cookies... that look like THIS:
It would be really wrong to post this hypothetical recipe on my "healthy" recipes blog, so I won't. But if you really want to clog your arteries, I can e-mail it to you.
While I was cleaning out the pantry, I came across this soup that has been there for nearly a year:
I also decided to do something about my hair today, that has been in desperate need of a haircut for, oh, eight months now. Instead of dragging my kids to a salon, I just watched some youtube videos and cut my own hair. It was much easier than I expected, and I think it looks decent--you really can't tell that I cut it, which is what I was going for. My hair is super thick, so I can't just cut straight across--I have to cut layers. I really just wanted to get rid of the split ends. I think I may go to a salon sometime before Sarah's wedding. I'd like to get a couple of pink hair extensions to match my dress ;)
I'm going to be posting my first giveaway soon (possibly tomorrow!) so make sure you check back for that. (I've kind of been hinting at it the past couple of days--NuNaturals!)
To top off this super relaxing Saturday, I think some Maxwell therapy is in order. Have a relaxing night, everyone!