I'm frantically trying to clean house for my house guest this week, so lots of straightening up, vacuuming, dusting, and even some tossing. I need to put away my personal papers (bank statements, pay statements, etc.), not that this person would deliberately look for this stuff, but the reality is, we don't get guests that often so we leave a lot of personal stuff out until we get around to filing it...months later, lol.
Add to that a stressful job (too much computer time), more gardening, and then a cooking marathon (more on that later), and my arm is killing me. So why am I on the computer again? Typing doesn't hurt, like mousing does. Besides, I'm giving the rest of my body a break. How's that for an excuse? And haven't you been anxiously awaiting a new blog post?
As for the cooking marathon, the special of the day at the grocery store was 15 pounds of potatoes for $1.49. So of course we bought a bag. Normally, I'd cook up a huge batch of mashed potatoes and freeze it, but there isn't any room in the freezer. I stocked up during Frozen Food month (March) and have yet to make a dent in what's there. Plus there's the usual stock and stock fixings and yes, I need a freezer. But that costs money. And takes up space. And we don't have extras of either.
Back to the potatoes...so far I've made potato salad, a casserole (to be baked for dinner tonight), and I've got soup simmering on the stove. And I've still got half the bag. Anyone want to come over and peel some potatoes?