The Ultimate “Hannah” Weekend

I had really elaborate plans for this past weekend.

I was going to Chicago for bachelorette festivities. But, then the travel plans fell through.

Ok, no big deal. It’s going to be a great weekend in Cleveland – there are a few festivals going on. And, James will be out of town, so I’ll have the house all to myself. But, then I got sick.

Sadly, I didn’t do anything I actually had planned, but I still ended up having a fantastic weekend. I did all the “me” things that I’m finding are harder and harder to make time for.

On Friday night, I had a hot date with a cup of tea and a stack of Country Living and Food Magazines followed by a few cook books and yet another good read by JoJo Moyes.

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Saturday, I hardly left the kitchen. This was probably not the best place to be with a cold, but I was making cheese, so I had to sterilize the whole place anyways. My fridge was practically exploding with bottles of goat’s milk.

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I whipped up a huge batch of feta and some fresh chevre. With still more milk in the fridge, I planned to whip up a whirl of goat milk ice cream – complete with wine infused dark chocolate – but was disappointed when I found we had no eggs left for the recipe.

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As if spending all day in my own kitchen weren’t enough, I went to my parents for the evening and worked on cake decorating skills with my mom. I think the photo below shows we’re still in the infant phases of the process, and there will be many more practice cakes before the final reveal.

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Sunday was a great day. Why? Because I finally finished a week long project – a project that I had been wanting to complete for months. When we first moved into our home, we painted a hand-me-down kitchen table (Well, more accurately my brother-in-law and his girlfriend painted the table. Thanks guys 🙂 ). Knowing we wanted to finish the chairs in a different color, we never really got around to them as other house projects took priority. Now, they’re finally done!

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I wish I had a picture of the “before” chairs to show you. These were incredibly easy to paint – I used Dixie Bell chalk paint. We love the look so much, that we’re ready to start fixing up all the furniture in our little house.

Well, that’s a wrap on the weekend guys. I can’t believe all that was accomplished with a sore throat, stuffy nose, and aching head, but the older and older I get, the harder I find it to just sit still and do nothing. I mean the hours are going by and there’s so much to be done!

If anything, this weekend was a great reminder of the importance of continuing to find time for the “me” things.

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