Beautiful day, no big plans. Just the way I like it.
What I've accomplished so far today (prepare to be dazzled):
Started off with a bowl of these-
Did the dishes (My kitchen is so old-school, we don't even have a dishwasher. The horror!)
Made a few calls. "Hello, Fernando? Are you there? I wish you'd stop ignoring me. I miss you and how you always smell so smoky. Call me!"
Tried to figure out how to entertain two bored cats. Decided to let them figure it out- I'm too busy trying to entertain myself.
I'm trying to work up the energy to finish a gardening project. What does my "Lady of the dirt" think? Yes? No? Whatever. She's too busy having a staring contest with the hosta.
The rhubarb is HUGE. Maybe today I'll make deep-dish rhubarb cake. Best. Cake. Ever. With a mountain of real whipped cream it's perfect. How does today's modern woman get ready for summer, a.k.a. "bikini season?" Answer: Cake. Lots and lots of cake.
I think rhubarb is so pretty.
And delicious! Don't eat too much raw rhubarb, Whiskey! You don't want to get a case of the "rhubarb quick-step!"
Seriously, though. Fresh-picked rhubarb dipped in sugar, for me, is one of the top tastes of summer here in MN. Nothing else tastes anything like it.
I mowed my lawn (the grass, dirty birds. Not that "mowing of the lawn". Get your head out of the gutter) for the first time ever yesterday. Yes, I know I should probably be embarrassed that we've lived here almost 9 years and I've never done this, but honestly I consider it a personal victory that I've somehow managed to convince the Mr. to do it all these years. Hey- I cook. We like our traditional gender roles here in the WM household. We're like a 1950's couple that way, including the martinis.
But, I fear I may never perform this macho act ever again, as my hard work was rewarded with this:
Now I'm off to do whatever: gardening, cooking, reading magazines, getting a pedicure...
With all of this time off I really am quite the good little housewife.
I could get used to this.
Happy Friday, my little strawberry-rhubarb pies with ice cream and love. Happy Friday.