It was wonderful to have a long weekend at home in the rain. I love love love having extra time at home to hang out with the family and do domestic things. This morning I'm getting ready to go back to work, but I feel rested and restored, so I'm ready. One of the reasons I'm feeling rested is that Rainer slept through the night two nights in a row. That's a huge miracle, along with the fact that I slept through as well, not waking to check on him. I estimate it's been about 5 years since I was last able to sleep through, so it's not a small thing. Alas, last night he woke a couple times, but I still do think he's making progress.
Yesterday the boys and I made the Oat Cookies from Apples for Jam. Here is a simple, old fashioned cookie of the type I should be making for our mother/son baking projects. These were very easy to whip up and they make a tiny batch, which can be good or bad, but sometimes it's nice not to have a bunch of cookies hanging around. These seem downright wholesome compared to last week's cookie with all the chocolate chips and shavings.
Also, for Valentine's day on Saturday, I made these. They are the layered brownies from the current (March) issue of Wondertime. I just thought I'd share them here in case you have the issue and were thinking of making them. They are not worth all the fuss, I think. I like a brownie for sure, but these were not all they were hyped up to be. To be fair, I think I overbaked the bottom, so they were a little dry.
Happy work week to those of you heading back to work this morning. Now it's a long haul 'til spring break--sort of a "pure" time with no interruptions, just work straight though. That can be a good thing, or so I'm telling myself.