02 August 2008


I have just spent the last three hours cooking and baking and prepping to cook. Random acts of chocolate were involved. I have already sampled some of my handiwork. I figure I earned it, since I actually buckled down and made toffee. I am sure SO will be happy I used up an entire bag of chocolate chips--I have been amassing quite a collection on the countertop because I can't remember if I have them when I am at the store, and I imagine myself in some cooking baking extravaganza, baking all day. It didn't happen today. I have a meatloaf in right now. Comfort food is gangsta! I don't know how SO will react. He's not a huge meatloaf fan, but he's never had mine, and it's good. If not, I'll eat it. Meatloaf rocks!

But, in the dining room, setting up on the table, I have Rollo pretzels--yes, they are as heavenly as they sound. Rollo mushed on top of a pretzel with a pecan half on top. Sue has asked me to bring them to our friend Doris' birthday tea in two weeks. I can accomodate her. I also have saltine cracker candy (the poor girl's toffee) cooling. Tomorrow, I bake the first batch of oatmeal butterscotch cookies, and some chocolate chip for SO. He doesn't ask for much, so I can bake him cookies.

I finished my Julia Lucas ornament into (almost) an ornament last night. I still have to get ribbon for it, but I actually sat my little butt down and mounted it and stitched it together. That entailed a trip to G Street Fabrics after work. But I did pretty good. I only spent $20 and got half a yard of the most sophistocatedly adorable fabric EVER. It's not really Christmasy, but it is woodsy, and has a pair of foxes on it. And some skunks. I could not resist. Not at all. Mom said it didn't match too well, and it probably doesn't. But, to be honest, I decided I would rather lose on my terms and do what I want, than to win on anyone else's and feel like I sold out. My ornament speaks of home as a welcome respite from the dark world and that is how I want it. I think I will do it as a pinkeep, then pin the hanger to the upper sides so it looks like the rook of the house. Whatever happens, I am happy with it. And happy that I actually had the patience to lace it. That is some hard stuff to do! But it looks pretty good. Whatever flaws there may be, the ribbon will cover.


Shadowspun said...

I'm just curious, do you know what company is selling Julia Lucas' designs?

Pumpkin said...

Okay, it's 10:30 pm and I'm drooling all over my keyboard after reading about your baking day :oP'''' This is NOT good! LOL!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls