As usual, the Saturday started with Josh making us a breakfast of bacon and eggs while I cuddled with my coffee, kitty, and kindle. This is usually how I would have liked to spend the whole weekend, but there were things that needed to get done.
I've been putting off getting MUCH needed tires so after breakfast I went and got the back ones replaced. The front ones need it too, but I wasn't sure how much I was going to be spending so we went with the ones that were an immediate need. I will get the other two replaced before the weather gets bad.
Back when we got our new tv and had our DVR replaced, we also had to upgrade our internet modem. We had gotten it in the mail a couple of months ago, but I LIVE on the internet at home and was nervous about switching them out and causing problems with an internet service that was working so well so far. But, we've started getting emails and phone calls saying that we MUST hook up our new modem because very soon the old one was going to be incompatible with the service. So, I hooked that up. It didn't go as smooth as I would like but it is hooked up and working now and we've gotten almost all of our devices hooked up to the new wireless gateway.
I try to follow a pretty paleo/whole 30 lifestyle for the most part. For those not familiar with the lifestyle it is grain and sugar free (this is a VERY basic explanation and not even close to a full one...but these are the two aspects that I personally try to avoid). However, occasionally there are indulgences (I've had quite a few lately unfortunately and need to get back on track).
I'm sure that everyone has seen the video of the recipe for Slutty Brownies going around. I've also seen them called Better Than Sex Brownies. Well, these look like something that Josh would absolutely LOVE and he has been working so hard around the house with my back being bad, the normal things he would typically do, and then also helping his parents with some remodeling of their house so I decided that I wanted to make these for him. Oh my goodness! They turned out so well and I am a super hero this evening.
They are super easy to make:
First you spread chocolate chip cookie dough in the bottom of a greased pan and then on top of that put a layer of Oreo cookies. I just used the pre-made dough of chocolate chip cookies.
Then you make a brownie mix and pour it on top of the Oreos and chocolate chip cookies. I think that you are supposed to use an ultra chocolaty brownie mix, but I just went with a milk chocolate one because this was already going to be too much chocolate for me.
A friend of mine had already made these and said they were very rich and some ice cream probably would have helped with that. Well, who am I to say no to ice cream :) That is usually our dessert of choice for the weekend.
So, the slutty brownies were a big hit.
Josh also spent his day taking care of business. First he went and got new filters for the furnace. He mowed the lawn and took care of some out of control foliage in the backyard. Rizzoli has been sitting in the windows in the backside of the house watching him. I'm sure she is loving the sun coming in. Josh came in the house just a bit ago and she went kind of nuts. She started smelling his pant legs and then started batting at them. He kind of shook her off and went to the fridge to get a glass of water. Rizzoli followed him, sniffing at his legs and then started biting his pant legs. He definitely smelled like trees to me. But where he was cutting we often see bunnies out there. I wonder if he got some bunny scent on him that she was smelling. At any rate, I've never seen her act that way.
Josh is finishing picking up what he cut down and then is going to be putting steaks on the grill. Don't know how much more time we are going to have to be grilling out. Of course almost the middle of October you would say probably not very much longer, but with the weather as it has been, you really just can't say.
This is how we ended our day. A good meal (on our fine china), great dessert, cuddled up in blankets and watching How To Get Away With Murder & The Bastard Executioner.
Oh...and poor Rizzoli. She didn't get a lot of cuddles and loving today. Josh realized that what she was trying to get off his pants by biting at them was a purple berry of some kind off the tree. Not knowing what it was, we didn't want her to continue getting it in her mouth. So when she tried to sit on Josh's lap while he was eating, he shooed her away. She seemed to get her feelings hurt.