Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Our trips to Washington started my love for baking cakes. Each year we pick out some fabulous magazine cover baked goods and I attempt to recreate them.
This year it was the Sunset Magazine Peppermint Cake. It was delicious!! A nice and fluffy angel food cake with whipped cream frosting sprinkled with peppermints. Very light and yummy!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I filled out this survey the other day and one of the questions was to say something weird about myself that most people don't know. Mine is my freaky pinky finger. This brought up some questions so I thought I would go ahead and post it.
See, my pinky finger has an extra section. It's the only finger that has it, it's not longer than the other pinky...just has four sections instead of three. Still don't know what I'm talking about? Turn your hand over so it's palm up and count the sections on each finger.....three right? I tried to capture this in a photo so you can see what I'm talking about. Notice the fourth space on my pinky. It's not an extra join and definitely doesn't bend any differently than the other fingers.
I asked a Dr. about it once, and he just looked at me with no response like I was some kind of freak. I once had a palm reader tell me that it meant that I have a healing touch. If that were the case I wouldn't still have this damn chest cold!!
By the way, why is it that fingers always look short and fat in pictures? This is the one long skinny thing on my body and they look so pudgy in this picture! Oh well, guess I'll never be a hand model!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Louie hates to take a bath. In fact he hates it so much that he tries to hide when he feels the "I'm getting a bath" vibe coming on. This is the first time he has ever hid in the closet though!!
I'm happy to report he seemed to love the bath after he got in, and now he is softer than anything I have ever felt!!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Frank and Nuvia's Wedding is today and here is the cake I made for them. It didn't come out quite as good as I wanted....but I am also my own worst critic. I was having alot of trouble with the buttercream frosting!! It wanted to set on me really quickly. Overall, I am pleased though. It tastes AMAZING and isn't that the most important thing?
I regret to inform that I am hereby retired from the wedding cake making business! Just too stressful for me.
Friday, December 15, 2006
So every year I get a chest cold, and every year it starts right before Christmas or between Christmas and New Years and every year it lasts for 2-3 months. One year it became walking pneumonia and another a really bad case of bronchitis. Why would this year be any different?
The cold officially started on Tuesday night. I was in quite a bit of denial about the whole thing until this morning. I knew that there was one answer.....go to the doctor! I thought if I went to the doctor early I might be able to stop the madness. Know what they told me? That there's nothing they can do! Take some over the counter cold medicines and rub vics on my chest. Not only was that disappointing...but why don't any doctors really look like McDreamy?
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
2006 was a very hard year for me. 2006 was the year that I really had to see and come to terms with the fact that Nate from Six Feet Under dies. I cried like a baby. Yes, I know it's a show...but it was just so sad!
I'm now happy to say that Nate is alive! Ok, his names Joe now and the show is called The Lost Room but he will always be Nate to me. Yes, I also know that Nate is alive on Bravo right now but ultimately those are just reruns of Six Feet Under and we all knows where that ends!!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
I have to say the above photo is my favorite. If I was EVER placed near this Santa Claus myself I would be running for my life. Whoever thought it was a good idea to paper mache a lifesize Santa was out of their freaking minds!!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Fudgems, you silly little brownie square. I know that you have had a tough life. You leave little poop looking markings on everything that you touch and it hasn't made it easy for you. Well, today is your day to shine...National Brownie Day! This is your day to step in the spot light and spread your brown schmears all over this town! Here's to you Fudgems!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Holiday Enlighten deals exclusively with this problem. You answer about 5 questions and it will give you an excuse letter to give to the host of each type of party. Pretty hilarious to play around with! This is my excuse letter to dear old Martha Stewart whose shin-dig I just can't attend this year.
Happy Excuse Making!!!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Originally uploaded by pillworm1.
I hung the final shelf of salt and pepper shakers today! This doesn't mean the collection is over, just means I don't have anymore space for shelves. Only thing is I'm not sure where to put any new shakers that I get...hmm I'll have to think about that one!