Another birthday come and gone just like that.
I spent the day working, which is nice. I like my job. And except for the one guy that was mean to me, things went fairly smoothly. He probably didn’t know it was my birthday.
Mario remembered to get me a card. Amp signed it. Chip came by for some goodies I’d made, saw the birthday cards, and without missing a beat, gave me a birthday hug. I’m quite sure Link’s card is in the mail….
Hubby had a beautifully wrapped present for me on the bar. I almost didn’t want to unwrap the perfectly taped Amazon box. Almost.
I tore into it and immediately let out a squeal of delight.
It was just like Abby’s. But not.
I love it because it holds 12 cups. Hubby loves it because there’s no hot plate drawing electricity, thereby saving energy. (Which I then use to run my little heater in the bathroom each morning. And night. And anytime I’m in there.)
The day before my birthday, I spent baking some cupcakes that have been on my pin board for a while now.
Candy Orange Slices are a favorite among the back office employees. On good days, the bowl is passed around in celebration. On hard days, the bowl is passed around for comfort. So when I saw the recipe for Orange Slice Cupcakes, I had to make ’em.
They look great! But they weighed a ton. I took one bite, and although the flavors were right on, the cupcakes weren’t light and fluffy like I prefer. Maybe something to do with the melted down candies that were part of the batter??
A fun idea anyway. And now I can knock it off my list.
Oh, and you know how I always have a difficult time saying no? Well, this time, I was practically forced to say it. The same coworker for whom I baked all those cakes, asked me late Wednesday night to bake 4 or 5 cakes for a party they were having on Saturday.
My heart sunk when I told her I couldn’t. But I really couldn’t. My work schedule for the days between would not allow enough time to bake that many. At least not without feeling a bunch of stress.
So now I know I CAN say no. But I don’t like it much.