For dessert we poached some pears with orange juice, cinnamon, clove, cardamom (which rocks my WORLD) and maybe a little booze and although this photo looks like a tad slimy, trust me when I say that it was good. Like, I'm leaning WAY back in the office chair right now to give my belly plenty of room, good.
As with any holiday weekend, I got way less done than I had intended. I still have a mountain of grading to do and am stressing about writing exams, I STILL haven't gone to American Apparel to pick up tshirts to print for my latest gocco project (hint: it has to do with food and how I can't handle any meat unless it's grass-fed because of this book), I still haven't started the prep work for my embroidery project for Sophie. But I did finally get rid of the cat pee smell in the bedroom from when the cats peed on a corner of the rug. When all else fails, rip the freaking rug up. Luckily we have pretty hardwood underneath, so it wasn't too traumatic (my first house: miles of snot-colored shag rug with about 45 years of dust and dead skin cells that made me nutso to pull out) AND a new project emerged: painting the floor with some crazy design. I'm poking around on the web right now for inspiration and so far have found this and this. And this mosaic site which has nothing to do with painting floors but I WANT this in my house somewhere. And thus, I will continue on in my quest to make us the most cursed previous owners ever when whoever buys this house from us has to reverse all of the wacky things we've done:)