Thursday, March 29, 2012

Checking in

For the past two weekends, Dan and I have been knee deep in Spring cleaning.  We attacked the house from top to bottom.  Cleaned carpets, cleaned a now-vacant kid's room, put wallpaper up for a guest room.  Cleaned the garage, the back deck.  Took a couple loads of stuff to Goodwill.  We worked from lists and happily checked items off as we went.

One evening we met some friends for dinner at Julia Blackbird's New Mexican Cafe.  The menu is a culinary mixture of Native American, Spanish and Mexican cuisine.  I feasted on the Rellenos Norteno -- two fire roasted Chimayo chiles stuffed  with goat cheese, and dusted with blue corn meal and flash fried. It was to die for.  And, although I'm not in the habit of taking pictures of my food, I had to take a photo of this heavenly, lusciously delicious coconut cake (with a strawberry rosette) that was dessert. . .


All the Spring cleaning was completed in time for me to put my feet up. . . .


It's amazing how much trouble having surgery on a big toe can be.  Just ask Dan.  He has been terrific, keeping me in ice, keeping me in coffee and keeping me supplied with just about everything else I need.  I think I'll keep 'im:)   I have a few weeks of crutching around to look forward to.  Bleh.  And then, I'm treating myself to a pedicure!



7 comments:

Mari said...

You deserve a pedicure after that surgery and the cleaning you've been doing! That cake is making me hungry. :)

Anita said...

It sounds like I need to backtrack and see why you had surgery.

I'm glad you had a delicious dinner. That's always a great treat.

I'm also envious of you and your husband being on the same page and getting the house in order. My husband and I keep missing each other; working on separate projects and not getting much done. We'll get there though.

Judy said...

Hope you are up and kickin' soon!

Susanne said...

Sounds to me like you've been up and about on that foot a whole lot! You take care of that foot and don't overdo it! I'll bet your house looks wonderful and fresh though. I haven't even started in the spring cleaning. Your hubby sounds like he has been awesome for you while your foot heals.

Your dinner sounds delicious

Becky said...

I'll just say you are in VERY good company. Ginger is sporting a cast for another four weeks, and I have just 8 weeks until I am laid up with the same for the entire summer :) Heal up my friend! Take it easy. Read some books :) I am reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn right now. Borrowed from my library for my kindle. Thanks for the recommendation. (You know I look at your sidebar list regularly)

Gosh I hope you feel better very soon. Check out the knee scooter instead of the crutches. Very chic.

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds like you two are busy bees!
Hope you are doing well after your surgery.

Have a super weekend!

Melinda

Mereknits said...

You poor thing with that toe! Dan better be good to you because you are amazing to your whole family. I say, rest with your feet up, read, craft do whatever you like. Hugs to you and hope you are feeling better all the time.
Meredith