Monday, September 29, 2014
I thought having a family viewing of Osmosis Jones before bed last night would magically make me feel better. As it turns out, Muerte Roja seems to be working harder than Ozzy or Drix in my body this morning! I am hoping to keep something down and have a quiet day of reading and lessons instead of wild adventuring. Like I had said last night, it seems to be a quick moving event so I won't complain, but I won't be upset if it moves as quickly as it possibly can!
It is drizzly and cool here this morning. I am leaning toward a bowl of oatmeal. You KNOW I'm not feeling well when a bowl of oatmeal feels like more effort than it is worth, though. Haha!
Hope you all have a great day and avoid anything that is going around. :)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
It seems to be a hit. We'll see how sales for it go over in the next couple of months. I am going to hve them available at the market/fair I am doing in November, providing I am chosen to get a table that is.
The Literally Can't Even (or LCE for short). It is a pumpkin spice cupcake with ground coffee bean infused mocha buttercream, topped with a fluffy puff of super whipped cream cheese frosting, and then sprinkled with just a hint of nutmeg to bring it all together. Yes, we all know what it is based on. :) I am strongly considering fulfilling a couple of requets to do an entire Lots of Latte line (Peppermint, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate, etc). We'll see.
I am so thankful to have no orders today or tomorrow. I think I caught whatever the boys have had. They are feeling much better, though, so whatever it is seems to be short lived. I can handle anything for a couple of days. :)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Always more baking, right? :) I am doing a cupcake dress this morning for an afternoon delivery, and I am also making a batch of a brand new specialty flavour for this Fall/Winter. I am calling this one The Literally Can't Even Cupcake. I hope it goes over well.
I am also heading out to the Farmers Market to get a bunch of fresh and delcious goodie from local farms and vendors. As silly as this may sound, there is a woman from a city about an hour north of us who does these amazing gluten free tarts and I look so forward to treating myself with one. You wouldn't think a person who bakes for others would get all worked up over buying a baked good, but in this case I really do. It is delicious, I can eat it, and best of all - I didn't make it! I am also looking forward to the people with the fresh garlic cloves. They are absolutely divine when put in our garlic roaster.
I seriously LOVE Farmers Markets! :)
Hope you all have a great day. I'll reveal the new flavour tomorrow.
Friday, September 26, 2014
I have a purple wedding sampler going out tonight, a Halloween wedding sampler, and just a basic Halloween (not a wedding) assortment. The pick up order was right on time this morning. She seems to be a great person and there is nothing wrong with a repeat customer. :) I gave her a free container of the homemade sweet vanilla whipped cream I had made this morning, as well as a pecan tart. I hope she likes everything.
My back caught earlier, but fortunately I was able to kind of exercise it back into working again. My husband is going to have to address the problem more directly tonight, though. It's the lower back and I can only reach so much myself. :)
Lots of things going on this weekend, so I am hoping for a good night of sleep tonight.
My Mom let me know that there has been no change in my stepdad today, so I am hoping that is good rather than bad.
(If you are on my Facebook friends list, I apologize for you having to see these again! Haha.)
Halloween Wedding sampler
Various Halloween cupakes
Friday, September 26, 2014
What a week.
Yesterday my Uncle passed away. My Mom got the call that her brother had died as she sat in the ICU with her husband, watching him get worse and worse. My stepfather is in advance acute renal failure and had to be place on a vent due to respitory failure, as well. Things look pretty bleak right now. In between sitting with him, my Mom had to get to her doctor for bloodwork to find out if she is stable enough for her next heart surgery.
It's just all bad. I'd go into more, but that's really the long and short of it.
We were supposed to be having a dinner party here at our house this evening, but about 7 hours into all of the cooking and decorating I was doing, two of our sons started running high fevers and throwing up. It only took about half an hour for me to realize that there was no way we could have guests over, especially with children of their own. So, my family has meals for the next two days covered.
I finished up an order this evening that is being picked up first thing in the morning, and tomorrow I will be working on two more wedding samplers.
There is so much going on. My husband and children are being great through it all, though, and I cannot even tell you how forward I am looking to Sunday, when the only things planned out (at this point) are for leisure. I hope everyone is feeling better by then.
Here are a few photos of things I made today.
The order that is going out in the morning (two loaves of zucchini chocolate chip bread, two loaves of banana bread, and 3 dozen oatmeal chocolate chip cookies)
Various things that were originally for the guests.
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