You know how I started my valentines back in January? Um. yeah. Still have to finish them. Like today!
Patrick noticed all the tidying up and purging I did yesterday and said it "looks really good in here." That means so much to me, when he notices. It felt like there were piles of crap everywhere but I didn't bother with it because of Christmas and stuff. Well, Christmas was a long time ago so I had no excuse anymore. I love that it's all gone. My next job will be the basement because it's a mess again. I have piles of resale clothing and ebay stuff stacked all over and am going to put it all in one section on some shelves that I have. If I have a dedicated spot in our home for my stuff, I can take a tax deduction for that square footage. It won't be much but it will all add up. I can also deduct for part of our internet service, my new phone (that should arrive any day!), all the miles I drive to thrift and a portion of a new camera purchase, whenever I get some more $$ saved up. I'm glad I started this in January because it is so nice to start out organized and keeping track of everything. I will be so happy when tax time rolls around.
These were the treats I made last night and they are delicious. They really are like a thicker sugar cookie. I baked mine the whole 20 minutes and they are very done but thankfully not dry. I think to get them more like a Lofthouse cookie, you might want to check them at 17 or 18 minutes. I don't know if a couple minutes matter but I don't want to underbake anything with egg that James will be eating. He is doing so great with baked egg! I am so happy! Every week I've been baking something with one egg in the recipe and he's never had a problem. I made one larger batch of brownies with 2 eggs and the first time he ate them he said his tongue tingled a tiny but he asked for more and ate them the next day just fine.
Here are some pictures from our weekend. I apologize if you already saw them on facebook! :)