Well I trust that you all had a lovely weekend.
I think that April might be the sweetest month God ever made. Don’t you?
All the doors and windows are wide open, and even though I’m sneezing my fool head off, I’m enjoying it to the fullest. It will be hotter than seven kinds of hell in a heartbeat, so I’m gonna enjoy it while it lasts.
Thank you, to everyone who has wished me well with my battle against the oak trees. They are still all caught up in their crazy yellow love fest, but thankfully, it rained, and that’s settled things down a bit, for now.
So, since I was feeling a little bit better over the weekend, and since the husband got a bee in his bonnet to launch into spring yard work, I thought I’d take on some spring cleaning indoors.
As I’ve said though, I’m kind of sedentary by nature. It’s just that I can think of so many things I’d rather do with my time, besides scrubbing floors and organizing closets. Some people love that stuff. i do not. Plus, when you have three little boys, cleaning seems so utterly futile.
It was time though. It just was.
So I gave myself a little incentive.
First, I made a pie and downloaded an audio book.
THEN I set to work.
I scrubbed my floor on my hands and knees, getting up all that gunk that clings to the edges, up under the counters and behind the fridge. I scrubbed all the splatters of God only knows what off every cabinet in the kitchen and laundry room. I cleaned all the walls, the vent over the stove, the chair railing, the table, under the table, the chairs, the pantry floor and shelves, the doors and around all the light switches.
And it wasn’t half bad, scrubbing, listening to my book, and knowing that pie was in my near future 🙂
You wanna know the sad part? I am SORE!
S – O – R – E! My arms ACHE! Is that not pitiful?
Well anyway, my cabinets and floors and walls are shining like a new dime, and there’s pie calling my name…
If you’ve got some cleaning of your own to accomplish, let me suggest that you first make the easiest pie in the world, and pop it in the freezer to set up while you scrub.
Here’s the Peach Cloud:
3 containers of Peach Yogurt (lime works well too)
1 container of Cool Whip
1 graham cracker crust (buy one premade if you must, but I maintain that a homemade graham crust is essential. For that, you just mix 1/2 stick butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 2 cups crushed grahams, then press into the pan)
Mix the yogurt and whipped cream, throw it on the crust, and pop it in the freezer for a few hours.
Set it out on the counter for 20 minutes or so before you want to eat it, so it will soften just a little.
Sometimes, we even make it in ramekins, so we can just take out a little bit at a time.
Happy new week to you!