I remember making the most convoluted, architecturally dangerous forts when I was child. My siblings and I would grab every chair in the house, throw on blankets anchored down by huge encyclopedias and then hunker down inside. We'd bring in pillows, sammiches, books and games and spend hours and hours in the fort.
Occasionally, I'll feel the urge to regress and so last night, we had another "fort night".
As you can see by our construction, it's not very intricate...more like a giant blanket cave. I think that's because moving in between tight and narrow spaces (like chair legs) was a lot easier when I was 12. But who cares! We spent a few hours in our fort with donuts and other snacks while watching TV.
And yes, we don't have children.
I've been obsessed with cooking Thai food lately. I've just learned how to make one of my favorite dishes - spicy Thai chicken basil. It's just amazing. And low fat. And amazing. I love the smell of Thai basil and the chili peppers are gorgeous.
And after a few weeks of cold and rainy weather, we're in the middle of a sun/heatwave. It's about 90ºF outside with clear blue skies. My red Japanese maple looks like it's on fire.