Also, for anyone who wanted it (including but not limited to Moi), my Spanish rice recipe. Don't try to make it without saffron. It's one of those things that just really can't be done without saffron, like lussekatter.
The hot tub is currently doing its initial high-chlorine cycle. We're about to start draining it, at which point we will rinse it, refill it, and let it start heating. We're still waiting for them to deliver the step so we can get into the silly thing without pitching in headfirst, but I'm perfectly willing -- and, to the point, able to be a pest about that for as long as it proves necessary. I promise that I will not continue to give status reports on the hot tub once it's settled in ("only five more days until I clean the filter!"). It's just lovely to be seeing this kind of progress, finally.
It's been a week for progress, apparently. A lot of the things that had been sitting on my to-do list week after week are gone. The last load of laundry should be taken out of the dryer any minute now. There is, of course, plenty on my list for next week -- but it's not all the same stuff as last week, and that's a good feeling.