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Day 105 – March 24, 2011

After I got home today, I baked 3 things. This is a new recipe I tried. Any guesses?

Hint: they're not cake balls

During the baking, I looked out the window to see my favourite thing..

Pink clouds.. that don't look so pink here 😦

Anyhow, they were fabulous in person.

Despite all that baking, I didn’t finish the cake balls or another baked surprise… that will be for tomorrow!

xoxo,
C


Day 99 – March 18, 2011

Today, I pretty much walking around asleep for the first half of the day. I had to bake the cookies I had rolled out last night and then after work, I decorated them. While I was prepping the royal icing, KS called to meet up. I offered to meet her half way.

Forgotten phone

Once I got home, I started decorating the cookies. This was by far, the worst time I’d had with royal icing.. I got it all over my dress, the counter, and even the floor. I will not be trying to wrap the icing in plastic wrap before I put it in the decorating bags again! Anyway.. I was glad to have finished the cookies so they can fully dry before I drive out to my cousin’s.

They were far from perfect, but they turned out alright 🙂

All finished!!

It’s late and I should get up early to drive out tomorrow…

xoxo,
C

p.s. Happy 10 month anniversary 😀


Day 69 – February 16, 2011

Today was a trial and error day. There were some failures and I’m unsure of whether to ship certain cookies… as you know, the pecan snowballs wouldn’t make it there and I brought them to the outing last night.

No.. I wasn't colouring fondant!

Haven't decided if these will withstand the trip...

I’m not giving anything away so you’ll have to wait and see what you get next 😀

xoxo,
C


Day 56 – February 3rd, 2011

Today was day 2 of the super cold front.

I went to the kitchen to cut up some papaya, and Dusty followed me to the kitchen.

Can I has some treatz?

He stretched up on my sweat pants, which meant he wanted me to give him some treats. I took the bag of treats out of the pantry.. and it wasn’t long before someone came rushing in..

Gimme gimme!!

I gave them some treats and they finally let me cut up my papaya; I put it in my favourite bowl.

I {heart} papaya!

After work, I played some more of the Simpsons… I saw this billboard which I don’t recall seeing before:

I dunno about you, but it doesn't look like ham to me!

For dinner, I made some beef stir fry

Nutritious and delicious!

I was craving cookies really bad so I decided to make ones that wouldn’t break the PointsPlus bank 😀

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies and milk!

I went to bed and as I rolled and looked out the window, I saw my car covered in snow! So I went to take a pic.

Who knew I'd need a snow brush & ice scraper in Austin?!?

Sorry that it’s a little blurry, but since it was dark out, I had to use a long exposure relying on the railing to stabilize the camera since I didn’t feel like setting up a tripod. As I went to bed, I heard what sounded like hail… please don’t let my poor car get any more dents!!

xoxo,
C


Day 52 – January 30, 2011

Today, I had let the cats out onto the balcony and I went back to my room. After a while, Dusty came over and started meowing . He went to the window and meowed some more. I thought that he wanted me to open the window which was really strange because the door to the balcony was open, but I opened it anyway. Once I opened it, I saw that Eddie was on the balcony looking at Dusty through the window. I went to call Eddie in (didn’t want him jumping off the balcony) and saw that the door was closed. I opened the door and Eddie ran in… Dusty was playing Lassie and alerted me that his likkle brother was in trouble! ♥ ♥

Anyhow, as I told you already know, I got your mom’s package in the mail yesterday.  My jaw was on the floor… the table runner & place mats turned out AWESOME (Thanks again, L!). Here are the photos:

Ooh la la!!

Up close

Reverse

I love it.. Eddie was trying to get up on the table to inspect the new items… boy did he complain when I wouldn’t let him on! Speaking of Eddie, here he is with his latest “kill.” He obtained it from the recycle bin.

Mmmm yummy!

And here are the failed peanut butter cookies

Where did I go wrong? 😦

Your package is just about ready to go… I hope you like your cookies 😀

xoxo,
C


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 😀

First batch on the cooling rack

Second batch fresh out of the oven!

Decorating round 2 tomorrow after the gym!

xoxo,
C


Day 46 – January 24, 2011

Even though you just got my last package a week ago, I’ve been thinking about your next one and I decided to start a little early with the cookies. I went to the baking store, Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things

Yeah.. I'm not giving everything away 😉

Tonight, I made the dough and rolled it out and put it in the fridge.

My favourite appliance at work!

The plan is to bake the cookies tomorrow or Wednesday. AB’s birthday is tomorrow and I might go for drinks after the gym, and if I have time, I’ll cut the cookies and put them in the oven.

Eddie still loves the cookie dough.. bad kitty!

xoxo,
C


Day 17 – December 26, 2010

This morning, I woke up to my sister tapping me on the  forehead. Last night, she said if we were to go Boxing day shopping, we’d have to get up early. When I opened my eyes, she asked me if I wanted to go shopping and after I thought about it, I decided to go for it. My dad, mom, sister, and I got dressed and went down to Sherway Mall to check out the sales around 9:30; the mall had opened at 8am.

We saw this mannequin at The Bay [a department store]

Me: "I think she forgot to wear a bra" D: "No, I think she did it on purpose *whispers*I hear she's a slut"

One of the first stores we went into was Lululemon.. but prior to going in, we had to line up.

We've lined up for Lululemon before and this was a pretty short, fast-moving line

While in line, they were doing trivia questions and they asked who the founder of Lululemon was.. and I only  knew his first name [Chip] so I said “Chip something” and since no on else knew it, I got a free headband 😀 Once inside, I saw they didn’t have many things that appealed to me. I bought a running skirt and my sister bought a top.

We shopped around some more but I didn’t find anything else. My dad was the only one who bought anything else on sale. After the mall, we dropped off the parents at home so D & I could pick up her Wii since she wanted us to pass Super Mario Bros Wii on her system and then we realized we needed a couple more colours for decorating cookies for A’s family’s dinner, so we went to Michaels. On the way home, we stopped at Tim Hortons so my sister could get some coffee and I saw they’re garbage cans — they include recycling for paper and other recyclables!

Canadians love to recycle!

Once we got home, we prepped a few cookies…

Yup.. they're meant to look like Tiffany's boxes.. what girl doesn't love to get those?!?

After I decorated the cookies, D had to go get ready to go over to A’s relatives for dinner. I decorated some more, then it was WII TIME!!!

*Whomp whomp* the Wii wants to retire 😦

I got this error yesterday too but it started working again .. today, it still didn’t want to read the discs so I played some Virtual Console games. I should have put it in my carry-on but there was no room.

While D was gone, Buster got really sad..

Yup.. he was moping around when D left...

We’re thinking it’s because she moved out and she hasn’t been home as much as she has this weekend since then. He previously had abandonment issues and I’m actually not joking: my cousin shipped him to me, I brought him here, and Cookie the cat left him (well she was put  down, but he didn’t know this) . He used to act up a lot when he was younger until he realized he was here to stay. A hasn’t been here and he’s upset with him too… So I went and grabbed him and hugged him and made him sit with us, and he was looking a little better

Sitting between my mom and me

The “Sex and the City” movie was on and I started watching it, and my sister came in about a third of the way and she enjoyed it.

Tomorrow, D and I are going to Niagara Falls and the casino after work.. I’m hoping to win some money to get a new Wii.. wish me luck!!

xoxo,
C


Day 16 – December 25, 2010

Today, after waking up 😉 we decided to cut out the cookies. We started off with the snowflakes, and my sister, who is a little more impatient than I am, decided she was sick of snowflakes and wanted to do all the tiny cookie cutters!

A few snowflakes, some reindeer, and little cookies

After we baked them, we had to get ready for dinner and had to make more tamales. My sister helped for a bit, then she felt tired so she went to nap for a few hours. After the tamales, I had to finish the cookies for D’s boyfriend A. Oh and did you know I’m a heart surgeon??

It’s true!!

A got both pairs of mitten cookies… last year’s Olympic mitten model (bigger) and this year’s model, except I flipped the colours and I didn’t add Canada to them.. but hey, at least they can’t sue me for copyright infringement!!

Cookies for A!

Shortly thereafter, A arrived and we sat down for Christmas dinner

Awww D + A

The family (minus B of course)

As I mentioned to you before, we play Wii after dinner and during the Christmas break. Tonight was no exception except this time, it was A instead of my brother. We were taking turns playing “New Adventure Island” which is one of the Virtual Console games… we actually continued it from last year!!

Such well-behaved kids.. we were taking turns {and yes, my sister is sporting a snuggie!}

The highlight of the evening was after we spent about an hour trying to pass 6-3, I finally did it… and then A & I had our turns on 6-4; we passed the remote to my sister and she goes “oh yay! you guys passed the castle!” and we saw that she’d reset it to 1-1. Oyyyy.

A left around 10pm and shortly thereafter, my brother called from my aunt’s house. We talked to him for a bit. It was quite loud in the background… my aunt’s family was there.

B on speakerphone.. that snuggie sure came in handy!

And while this was going on, Buster decided he was going to take a nap on my Macbook.. I didn’t let him do that so he chose the next best thing.. right next to my macbook. Our cats are Macs for life!!

So warm and toasty!

I hope you had a good Christmas… we might go Boxing day shopping tomorrow morning so I better hit the sack.. after 3 more attempts at passing 3-4 of Adventure Island!

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 🙂

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  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..  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