Planned a long day at home today, just sitting and playing with the Toast (our nickname for T is T___ Toast, or the Toaster, or sometimes just "Toast"...). Well, that and soup, which I'll get to in a minute. So imagine my surprise when, on a mission of mercy to Meijer, Hubby calls and says "do you want to go to the DIA (the Art Museum) with my parents?". I LOVE the DIA...so of course I said yes.
Then I started to think.
If Hubby and Toast went with mom and dad, I could have a minimum of three hours. THREE HOURS of completely unadulterated SILENCE and peace. It started to give me the twitches just thinking about it.
I broke the news slowly to Hubby: "Hey...so....uh....I have this pot of soup on...do you think, maybe...uh...you and Toast could to to the museum and I would stay here, you know, for a little me time?" And this, my friends, is why I love him: "Sure! We could do that"
So they tromped off to get cultured, and while I am very very sad at missing time with my In-laws (who I love) and the Monet/Dali exhibit (which I really want to see), I also was overjoyed at having my whole entire house to myself.
Of course, a good amount of time was spent finishing the soup task I mentioned earlier. My mom and her friend took the turkeys they raise in to the Happy Turkey Hunting Grounds this week, and I was presented with two fresh turkeys (20 lbs and 24 lbs, I think), all cut up (because really, when do three people eat a 20 lb turkey?) and with carcasses in tact. I brought out my huge gazillion-quart canning pot and worked up a little homemade turkey stock magic with the non-roastable parts and the veggies (it's a secret mix...sorry). Okay...small exaggeration. It's an enamel pot that will boil seven quart jars of spaghetti sauce or whatever else your canning. So thats...what, a million quarts? We had six quarts of stock, three had meat in them, for freezing; plus a two cup plastic food container full, and fed all four and a half of us and have leftovers. Put that with the chicken stock I made a few weeks ago and we are stocked with stock now. Hooray! Oh, and the soup was great, I added meat (deboned what there was plus threw two wings in there for extra, so there was plenty), carrots, cannelinni beans, corn and spinach. With a loaf of yummy bread it was a great dinner.
I got a whole scrapook page done today..well a two page spread... I consider this a day well spent.