I finished all the edit notes I had and then started in on the crutch words. I'll work on those today and then start the read through tomorrow, so I can meet my goal of having this done by the end of the month. After I get that done, I still have to format, so it might be 5/1 when I finally get it live. May Day!
Last week was a good reading week. Yesterday, I started Dan Brown's Inferno. Gotta say, so far I'm not feeling it. Which is too bad because I liked the other two books of his I've read.
I was a baking fiend this week. I made chocolate chunk cookies (recipe below), peach upside-down cake, and pizza. All sans-mixer recipes. No word on when my new mixer will ship. =o\
All the cat food I've ordered has now shipped. One package is coming from FL and the other is coming from CA. They should both be here midweek, good lord willin' and the crick don't rise.
On the activity front, I was only really active 3 days this week. Two of those days, I went fishing. One day I cleaned the inside of the dishwasher, which, if you've never done it, totally counts. Still, one of those pounds I gained back left again. Weight: 173.4
Other than that, I was pretty much a slacker. I really need to get outside and do some gardening. Weeds need pulling, there are still two beds I never cleaned after the winter, and my block project is still sitting under the deck waiting for me to start it. Hubs mowed again and should start the first bug spray of the year today, so I need to get some of that stuff done before he sprays. Ah, thank goodness for cool mornings. I also need to do some cleaning inside here.
Okay, well, I think that's it for me. If I've forgotten anything and you have a burning need to know about it, ask. What did your last week look like?
Incredible Chocolate Chunk Cookies
½ cup butter (softened)
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup oatmeal
1 cup chopped Hershey Special Dark miniatures.
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Stir in egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. In a separate bowl, sift flour, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt together. Slowly stir dry mixture into wet mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to whatever you use to cool cookies completely. I use paper towels or dish towels.