And lots of it.
It was perfect for making a snowman too. I wanted to, but I knew I would be pushing my recovery, so I didn't (and regret it). Vet-Tech daughter and her co-worker built one at the kennel, ha ha! This morning, it's already starting to melt.
Our Vet-Tech Daughter paid off her car loan. All of it. Now she can get insurance in her own name and guess what? Our cost will drop almost in half. She is one more step to independence and the reality of adulthood.
My meal plan this week had to be done, regardless of my head cold. It was just done a bit backwards. I could not let my organic brussels sprouts go bad, nor the thawed homemade condensed mushroom soup. So....
I made tuna and noodle casserole, mashed potatoes (using homemade yogurt), and a new brussels sprouts casserole with a shallot and blue cheese sauce, with a corn bread topping. We all tasted it. We all agreed, for the work involved there wasn't a "wow" moment when tasting. We much prefer the roasted brussels sprouts with onion and garlic (less work, less calories). Other than Hubby. He loved the brussels sprouts casserole.
I got yelled at too. I wasn't supposed to be working so hard in the kitchen. Or at all. I took it easy, and the girls helped prepare the dinner. I think they enjoyed it.
The dog gate is still down. However, I had to block them from the upstairs. I heard a book drop off of something (getting good sounds lately), and went up to investigate. Sure enough Youngest had a book by her bed and it was on the floor. I saved it, but noticed they tore apart an entire box of kleenex. Zuri, in the past, ate an entire hard cover book cover recently. Just another day of in the life with dogs.