I have the day off from work, which is nice, because I have a lot of things I need to do. Of course, if you could see the dust in my room you'd know I always have a lot to do, and my room is the last priority on the list, usually.
Michael is feeling a lot better, thank goodness. It's so fortunate we have this three day weekend for him to rest and recuperate from this virus that's had him down.
Colton's folks are out of town so he came over yesterday and has spent the night. Having him around really cheered up Michael. They both helped me a lot at Kroger yesterday. They came back and played basketball a little bit, and kicked around a soccer ball in the yard.
I fixed beef stew for dinner, in the crockpot - beef, onion, carrots, potatoes - but it didn't turn out right. The flavor was good, but I couldn't get it to thicken up. So I took the immersion blender and stuck it in there. We ended up having beef soup. Oh well. Tasted good. I also made a big salad, with lots of feta cheese, olive oil, and mushrooms, which everyone loves, and a cherry cobbler. So nobody went away from the table hungry.
My brother gave me, for Christmas, a large container of nice olice oil with a bunch of garlic cloves in it. It's great stuff. The garlic permeates the oil and it's wonderful for cooking pasta, sauteeing veggies, as the base of a salad dressing, etc. Very thoughtful gift.
I thought I had actually filled up the boys, but as we were later watching a movie, they polished off a bag of Sun Chips and a bag of potato chips, and ate some candy.
I am happy Michael's appetite has returned.