Since we’ve been back from Florida, I have not had two days off in a row. The house is a mess, and I can’t remember the last time I talked to my kids without my thumbs.
But I have managed to do a few important things.
A coworker asked me to bake for a friend of hers that was going through some rough times. And while I was at it, could I just bake her a little something too.
Of course I agreed, especially since I was eager to try out a new frosting tip. Look how pretty they are!
The tip didn’t work well with the chocolate mint frosting, however. The chocolate bits kept getting stuck, so I gave in and just plopped it on the cake. Not so pretty, but quite yummy!
And remember the bags of Nestle candy given to us by a very appreciative guest? Well it was decided that I should use the bag of Butterfingers to make cupcakes. I jumped at the chance and began pinning right away. I used a variety of recipes to come up with these:
The Cardinals playoff game was on while I whipped the icing. I found myself getting caught up in the game while my Kitchen Aide mixer continued to work overtime. The frosting turned out so light and creamy, and the Cardinals won! Win/Win!
I’ve also managed to fit in a few days of running. That’s RUNNING! if you didn’t hear me right. Six whole weeks of rest, and my foot is feeling terrific! Both times I ran 5.5 miles and the only thing complaining are my muscles. They’ll get over it.
Hubby left today to go to Colorado. I’d be a little sadder about being left behind if he wasn’t going to some Podunk town I’ve never heard of to study solar stuff. He picked a good day to go. With all the banging, drilling, scraping going on up on the roof, it’s not the quiet, relaxing day off I’d hoped it would be. BUT. We’re gettin’ a new roof. Eventually we’ll have the house all spic and span and new… and then we’ll sell it. As soon as we know where our new house will be.
Okay. Gotta go. The bathrooms are in desperate need of some TLC. And my kids are growing up without me!
(Homecoming night. Neither one wanted me to take their picture. Mario at least smiled. Amp allowed one snapshot. This was it. Hopefully I’ll see better pics of him and his date later on….)