As practice makes perfect we had another "empty nest" drill; Precious Youngest went to visit her sister at the Princeton on the Prairie for the weekend. We took full advantage.
The weather here was glorious. Wind that could knock you on your ass, but temperatures in the low 70's. I took great pleasure in opening windows and letting in fresh air for the first time in months.
Some weird spring cleaning fixation must have blown in with the spring air. I started out cleaning the vegetable bin in the refrigerator and ended up cleaning every square inch of the thing. Every tray, drawer and shelf got scrubbed down. There was also the joy of coming across mystery containers and trying to figure out just what the original contents had been. It took all of twenty minutes; making me wonder why I don't do it more often. The fridge hasn't looked this good in years!
I also went through the tottering pile of clippings perched on my recipe box. I pitched about half of them wondering what the fuck I was thinking when I tore this or that particular recipe out of whatever publication I found it in. Seriously, a good dozen fish recipes and I'm the only one in the house who eats fish! And the cake and cookie recipes? I really need to leave Food and Wine alone if I've been drinking.
Speaking of baking, I did. I made some spice bread to take to Precious Oldest when we picked up her sister. See people of the internet? I do have a heart!
Saturday afternoon we went out for lunch and a little shopping. Shopping can be tiring even when it's for me, so when I was done we frittered away a couple of hours over pints of Guinness at our favorite roof top bar. I wish I'd had the camera. Dozens of fellow imbibers, sitting with faces to the sun like lizards on a hot rock.
Of course today we're back to thirty degrees and arctic wind, but it was nice while it lasted.