I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I didn’t accomplish much of anything – a birthday party Friday night, church on Sunday, a picnic, and a little housecleaning pretty much sums up our activities. Smoochy was home, and we three just lazed around the house.
I tried to make a red velvet cake Sunday and failed miserably! Smoochy lamented the fact that I don’t make layer cakes anymore – he’s right. So I asked him what he wanted, and got all the stuff together to make a red velvet cake. I’d never had or made one, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me tell ya – I knew the cake was red, but really, it was grosser looking when I added the food coloring than I was prepared for. Anyhoo, either the cake fell or it never rose. When I took my layers out of the oven, they probably weren’t more than an inch thick. Smoochy said it tasted right, but was just too dense (duh!). Honestly – I thought it tasted pretty bad too. Not sure I’ll try that one again – I am going to buy a new box of baking soda though. Usually my cakes are pretty good – don’t know what happened with this one – any ideas?
My child is steadily working towards her advanced degree in DIVA-ology. When we left the park yesterday, she kept wailing “but we can’t go, we can’t go, the people – they’ll miss me.” Whatever little girl, I think they’ll be okay without you!!! The kid cracks me up :)
T – I finally remembered to buy a box for the Baby Buttercreme – I am taking it to the post office tomorrow come heck or high water!
I’m not eating any junk food this week. I’ve had terrible eating habits for the last few weeks – a combo of hormones and boredom i think. Anyhoo, I’ve got to get back on track, and there’s no time like the present. I’m also headed back to the gym, haven’t been in over a week – when I slip, I slip!
Have I mentioned that I’m going to China in November?!?! Yeah, okay, I know I have. But I got excited all over again and thought I’d share.
Not sure what I’m going to do about the computer issue – my brother is going to try and help me out. If that doesn’t work . . . my heart is saying “A.pple,” while my checkbook is saying “nuh-uh honey, think again.” I’n not financing another thing, so whatever we end up with will be saved for and paid for in CASH.
I’m trying to do better and only buy things we really need. So, this weekend I bought Lovegirl two pairs of much-needed capris (why are the shorts for little girls so short?? Is it just me?). And then I bought myself a pair of not-so-much-needed wide-legged trouser jeans. I’m not sure the logic that I’m buying now so that when the economy gets really bad/gas hits $10 a gallon/whatever we’ll have what we need is sound, but the jeans – CUTE!