|Some before shots, for posterity.|
Why now? As of August 1, we'll have lived here for two years. Our office/guest room has never been fully functional, serving more as a storage facility than a usable room, and dang it if I'm going to hit our two-year anniversary in this house with an unusable second bedroom! Also, I have this and next weekend almost entirely void of plans, which is highly rare these days. Once mid-July and August hit, we have work trips and camping trips and weddings and just all sorts of things that will interfere with a weekend of housework. So it's now or never.
Anyway, Will's desk is in there, but he's recently transitioned to a laptop, so while we'll keep the small desk in there for the few times when we want to work at a desk (and the printer will live in there as well), the room will primarily serve as a guest room. My wonderful friend Melissa is a professional designer, and donated a few hours of her time to help me figure out how to use this tiny room (it's 11' 7" x 7' 9", less than 80 sq ft). That was in December. Of 2011. It's just embarrassing at this point.
BUT BUT BUT!
|Check out that floor. You can see it!|
You definitely couldn't see it a few hours ago.
This room is hard to photograph,
especially with an iPhone.
And this morning, while the guys were sorting through their gear, I organized the storage closet off our dining room, just for kicks.
All this is to say that I've started off on the right foot.
And as a little reward for my morning of good work (I started the laundry too - I'm on a roll!), I made some eggs and greens, inspired by Smitten Kitchen's Baked Eggs and Hollandaise (from her cookbook, so I can't link to the original recipe).
I used the greens I mentioned in yesterday's post, and cracked two eggs on top. Baked for just under 20 minutes at 375, and topped with some Cougar Gold and Tabasco. I slightly overcooked the eggs, but it's still quite good. So excuse me, I have to go devour this now. Wish me luck with the whole productivity thing :)
|Greens, glorious greens|
|I'm not winning any awards for my food photography,|
but it's damn tasty, and that's all that matters.
Are you getting anything awesome done this weekend? Have any projects in the works?