Today was a lovely day! I woke up at 7 (the only un-lovely part of my day), and got ready to go babysit three cute kids who live on our block.
Before I continue, I have to say something. I detest 7 o'clock. Don't ask me why. I can handle (we're using a loose definition of "handle" here) getting up at 6:30, 7:30, 6:00, or even, at times, earlier than 5:00. But for some reason, whenever I must wake at 7, I am way less than thrilled.
I'm pretty sure I just heard a lot of people click the "you have issues" button below the post.
Why yes, yes I do!
Moving on... After babysitting, I came home and took a nap. I had gotten up at 7, remember? Also, I didn't sleep last night because I had a terrible nightmare, and I never can sleep after those dastardly night-terrors. Night intensifies fright, as I always say. Actually, that's the first time I have ever said that. But you get my point.
After a delightful nap, I read my book for a couple of hours. (Is not summer vacation the stuff of miracles?) I then skipped and frolicked over to the market to get a couple of groceries, and then I pranced and flitted back to our apartment. I read my book some more, and then I made a caprese salad appetizer for mi famiglia. Y'all. Buffalo Mozzarella cheese? Yes.
I then proceeded to make supper. I then proceeded to not take any pictures because I'm a dork. But, I can tell you it was a Pioneer Woman recipe (Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta) that was yummy. I would actually say that I wouldn't use so much lemon next time, but other than that, it was really tasty. I think the reason it was too lemony (lemonie? lemonee? lemonicious?) is because the lemons here are really, really juicy and I used the same amount (4 lemons) she used in the recipe. Perhaps Oklahoma lemons and Italy lemons are a wee different.
Oh, and everyone, you are welcome to come visit because we have TONS of leftovers. We are drowning in pasta-y goodness. SOS. Save Our Stomachs. From getting really, really fat.
Now that I've managed to make you question my sanity and now that I've turned two foods into adjectives, I think I should shut down the laptop and go sleep in my little bed and have nightmares about 7.