I'm calling this weekend a success. It's a tough call because even though we got a lot of work done, no projects were actually completed. It's hard to feel good about things when your upstairs hallway has a toy chest and bookshelf in it, there are (even more) cardboard boxes in your bedroom, and your boys have to sleep together in the guest bed since their beds have drawers and tools and small appliances scattered on top of them.
Okay, now that I'm thinking of the chaos that is my upper floor, not to mention all the dirty laundry that did not get done over the weekend, it seems I am using an unusual metric to measure success. It was just such a nice weekend. My youngest sister came up to help us out with house things and it's always great to hang out with her. Saturday evening, our next door neighbors knocked on our door and invited us to an impromptu get-together they were throwing for St. Patty's day. I'm still overwhelmed by how lucky we are with the neighbors we have. Sunday we painted, spent some time outside, and ate ham. Doesn't that all sound great? And I love the way outside smells right now. Things are blossoming. I'm not sure from where it comes, but when I step outside the faintest perfume lingers on the air.
Anyway, I have a lot of work to do by Wednesday night. My husband and I are spending four days in Savannah, GA to celebrate my 30th birthday. I can't wait! My parents are watching the kids and dogs and we plan on sleeping in, walking, sketching, and lots of eating. I appreciate any recommendations for things to do or see.
Oh, and I really think this breakfast is what cinched the weekend for me. There is a wonderful New Mexican restaurant tucked into a strip mall about 8 minutes from my house called Mateo's. I've had this for brunch there a couple of times, and started making them at home. They are simple and special and just a nice change from breakfast as usual.
Santa Fe Crepes
Heat butter in a large skillet, then dip a tortilla into French Toast batter and cook both sides until browned. That's your crepe. I like to fill it with plain or vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola. I top it with a little of the same. Enjoy!