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Day 50 (!!) – January 28, 2011

This morning, I woke up early.. and I the cleaning bug had bit me so I finally put away my laundry and tidied up my bedroom. I also put some more clothes in the wash and the cats were very excited about the basket..

Mine.. all mine!!

A few minutes later…

Be careful Dusty!!

I was really surprised that Eddie didn’t jump him. Dusty’s eyes are still bugging him a little bit…

I decided to start over with the cookies. I need to give it another shot and see if I can do a better job. If not, you’re getting ugly cookies πŸ˜€

First batch on the cooling rack

Second batch fresh out of the oven!

Decorating round 2 tomorrow after the gym!

xoxo,
C


Day 48 – January 26, 2011

Today, it was time to decorate the cookies I baked last night πŸ˜€

So pretty πŸ™‚

The royal icing was mixed, coloured, put into decorating bags, and then thinned out so I could put the icing in squeeze bottles to flood the cookies.

Alright.. I'll let you know which colours I chose for you.. only 1 is girly!

I should’ve thinned it out a bit more before I started trying to decorate. It lead to some pretty ugly piping… so not happy…

Eddie’s still hung up on the Metro bags

Half in; half out - can't make up his mind!

I’ll see how the cookies look tomorrow and go from there…

xoxo,
C


Day 31 – January 9, 2011

Today, I went to yoga and the class was packed! There was a new instructor and he was really funny. I felt guilty laughing in yoga class!

After the gym, I ran a few errands and talked to you, and went to get a new Wii to replace my almost 4 year old [broken] Wii.

I got the black Wii

While I was setting it up, somebody got a little curious and jumped on top of the entertainment centre/TV thingy lol

Not only did he knock down the picture frames, he laid down on the one of me and my sister!

I also did some baking for my favourite boyyyy

Mmmmonkey bread :p

Can’t believe the weekend’s almost over 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 15 – December 24, 2010

Today, I spent a lot of the day lounging around. D was not feeling well so she slept most of the day.. Buster came to visit her πŸ™‚

Bubs visiting the sicky

While D and my mom went back to the walk-in clinic so she could get her sick note, I took a nap. Soon after I laid down, I heard footsteps.. it was Bubs who came to take a nap with me. Long after I got up, he was still being a lazy bum.

"What? Isn't it still nap time?!?"

Today, I also tried persimmon! I liked it; it was rather sweet, but I wasn’t a fan of the skin

But it LOOKS like a tomato.. do I really wanna try this?

D was feeling better later on and had some sort of cream of potato soup… no actual cream, mostly pureed potato

Potato soup?

I decided to start baking the cookies without my sister since she still wasn’t well enough to do anything…

"Oreo" cookie dough

but she was well enough to say “ooooh that really does smell like Oreos!!”

I only baked the regular sugar cookies since we had to go to D's to pick up her stuff

Oh and by the way, somebody touched my butt today!! I was standing by the dining table cutting out cookies and I felt someone touch my butt! I thought it was my sister because my mom was next to me and Β she’d been on the couch. I turned around and it was BUSTER!! He wanted cookie dough. As it turns out, he also likes sweets, bread, icing, etc. I gave him a tiny bit and he then left me alone. What a cat! Normally he digs his claws into your bum when he wants something like a few mins ago.. Β I was standing by the TV watching the ending of “Family Man” and he dug his claws in twice because he wanted to go outside! I made him go upstairs so that he’d quit asking to be let out. I’m glad my cats aren’t as strong as he is!!

Yesterday, I was freezing while wearing my sneakers and my mom asked me why I hadn’t put on my boots and I said “because it’s not snowing!” and she said “how could you forget already? Boots aren’t only for snowing.. they’re to keep your feet warm!” So today, I learned my lesson and wore my boots out!

Not just for snow

Tomorrow, we’re going to have our Christmas dinner and maybe go see a movie. We shall see.

Merry Christmas, baby!!

xoxo,
C


Day 9 – December 18, 2010

Since it’s technically the 19th right now.. Happy 7 month anniversary πŸ™‚
As you know, I started frosting cookies this morning and finally made it to my cousin’s around 4pm.

cookies

I brought a plate of these for each - MF & AF. There were chocolate chip cookies under the decorated cookies

Before I left my place, MF called me to ask me to bring some dressy clothes because we were going to go to CO’s work’s Xmas dinner.

MF & CO

We went to CO's work's Xmas Dinner

MF & CG

MF and me πŸ™‚

After dinner, they had a sports improv team come in and do some improv stuff for a while..

Sports Improv

Sports Improv - they were really good!

Then we had a table While Elephant gift exchange. Instead of each person picking out a present, a representative from a table went up to the tree to pick out a present. The lady at our table stole a blanket from someone, and then the blanket was stolen from her. So she got a Snuggie, then it was taken from her, and she did end up getting it back. Then when it was over, we had to look under our chair; the person w/the sticker under their chair would win the table’s present. So our representative had the sticker and got to keep the snuggie (so rigged!! lol)

Snuggie winner!

Snuggie winner!

We came home and chatted for a bit w/MF’s friend and now I’m going to sleep cuz I’m super tired!

xoxo,
C


Day 8 – December 17, 2010

So you’ve been gone for a week… yet you haven’t been where you are for a full week yet.

Today was a busy day at work.. I was tired from the lack of sleep last night due to the cookies, so when I got home I took a nap. Then I slowly began to work on cookies again. Oy…

I made some black cocoa cookie dough. I put less black cocoa than the recipe we got in class (and it tastes much better)

I baked ornaments with the dough left over from last night

I have baked 2 batches of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies, and I need to bake about 2-3 more

I'm watching the Star Wars trilogy so I can watch "Something Something Something Dark Side Something Something" and actually get it. I don't remember the Star Wars movies from when I was a kid.

As if we needed any more proof that Eddie loves sugar.. he stuck his head in the sugar bag, then his front legs, then his head, and so on and so on trying to get sugar out. Oyyy

And now I’m going to put some more chocolate chip cookie dough balls in the oven and maybe make some more royal icing to decorate the cookies I have made.. I’m getting tired though. Hopefully I’ll talk to you before I go to bed. I missed talking to you this morning 😦

xoxo,
C


Day 6 – December 15, 2010

The day started off with me making some dough so I could bake some cookies today.

Prepping the dough before going to work

When I came home from work, my knife block had been delivered, so I went to the office to pick it up. Naturally, Eddie couldn’t keep away from the box!

Eddie biting the box

After a few challenges, I finally got it installed and loaded it with some knives.. ones that I know what they’re for [ok the ones I think I may know what they’re for] πŸ˜€

Wusthoff Under Cabinet swinger

Wusthoff Under Cabinet swinger

Baked and decorated some cookies

Snowflakes

Christmas Trees

Reindeer and presents

Perhaps decorating cookies isn’t for perfectionists.. those who are really *picky* about making sure things look the way they’re supposed to. Crooked lines, gaps in lines, and not perfectly round dots were making me go nuts!! Perhaps the icing was a little harder than it should’ve been… I’ll continue to try because I can’t let it defeat me!! Maybe I should stop wearing glasses while decorating cookies or have a beer or 2 so I’m less uptight about the decorating!

We’ll see how tomorrow goes w/the cookies…

xoxo,
C