Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday is often one of my favourite days of the week. Rarely are there Monday orders (it does happen, but very infrequently), we get back into the weekday routine, and we are able to appreciate having had the weekend. Hooray for Monday. :)
I had five different stops/deliveries last night and they all went well. I also booked another relatively large order. While Iove doing birthdays and weddings, later this week I have an order for zucchini and chocolate chip bread, banana bread, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I am looking really forward to that. Sometimes just good old fashioned homemade goodies are nice without any special occasion to attribute them to. I am at the point where I need to sit down and decide exactly how many orders per week (or month) I truly want to take on, though. I never thought the day would come where I had to consider turning down orders for strictly availability reaons, but here we are!
I got in so much exercise and movement over the past three days that there is a very real part of me that wants to curl up and do nothing today. I won't do that, of course, but it certainly sounds appealing. I think that line of thought is a sign to get up and workout. ;)
Have a good Monday, all - and welcome to Autumn!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Today was a family event at the Base and we all had a great time. They had the boats running and we enjoyed that so much. They even did a few 'stunts,' where the boats were practically on their sides, giving drastic views of right at the water and then high above the water on each turn. It was exhilarating. Not really for the water or boat-shy, though! We were also able to meet up with friends who have recently moved out here, so that was nice. It was just one of those genuinely nice days - with perfect weather as an added bonus.
I also got in over 5 miles of walking, which was wonderful. I love being able to combine fitness and movement with doing something 'fun' as opposed to 'working out but trying to convince myself it is fun,' if you know what I mean. :)
My cousin (from Mississippi) has let me know that a friend of hers is doing a mission trip here in our city and arrived today, so we have been invited to the church they are partnered with tomorrow morning. I am not positive if we can make it, as I have a few orders that go out tomorrow evening and will take several hours to do, but if not I hope we can invite her and her fellow mission workers over for lunch or dinner at our home while they are here. It would be kind of neat to meet the friend of a cousin in such an unlikely area so far away.
It is now almost midnight. I barely got all of my tracking done on here and the blog made before things switched over to tomorrow - but I made it!
Have a great Sunday, all!
A couple of photos from today (we barely took any - we were too busy!)
Friday, September 19, 2014
I feel so tired, but so accomplished. I am happy to report that the groom appeared to be thrilled with the order and even gave me a very sizeable tip - which was completely unnecessary but extremely welcome. :) I did the baking and decorating from 10pm - 2am, non-stop. It all went very smoothly and without incidient, so that was nice. I hope they and their guests enjoy everything.
When I was finished, I whipped up the chocolate mousse cake that my husband absolutely LOVES, so I suspect that will be a pleasant surprise for him when he gets in this evening. It should be chilled to perfection at that point and he has no idea because he assumes I was too tired after doing the wedding order to do anything else. :)
I was also able to get in a workout this morning, even though my body was protesting being pushed any further. I felt great about doing it, though.
Another high note? My pedometer (which automatically resets at midnight) had already racked up over 8000 steps by about 9am!
Here are a few photos of what I can do with short notice and less than a handful of hours. :) In total, 112 cupcakes and a double layer cake walked out the door this morning.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I was up early this morning and read about how yet another notable celebrity has 'spoken out' about their recent weight gain and 'explained' it to the media because of all the backlash, rumours, and criticism.
Are you kidding me? I mean seriously, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
It's no one's business if they have gained weight, but even more importantly - where do fans (or non-fans) and news outlets get the idea that it is acceptable to even bring it up? I know there are a lot of arguments that if someone chooses a career in the spotlight, that they have intentionally opened themselves up to public scrutiny. While I can agree with that TO A POINT, this is getting completely out of hand. Humans experience weight fluctuations. It happens. It is normal. What is not normal is for someone to have to ever feel the need to 'explain' to the WORLD as to WHY this has happened.
When children see articles like this, it validates every instance of making fun of of someone at school over looks or weight, feeling bad about themselves, and obsessing over trying to be exempt from things that are a part of everyday natural life.
I should probably make it clear that I am not 'blaming' the media here. I do not think it is the fault of those reporting these stories. I blame society. The person who looks at the article and says "Ha! She sure got fat, didn't she?" The person who says "It's amazing his wife even stays with him after he's put on that weight." The people who complain about celebrities thinking they are 'better' than the average person but then turning around and holding them to a standard so high that NO average person would be able to maintain.
We, as a society, seem to be so intent on blaming someone else for the distorted body images in Hollywood, but we, as a society, are the ones who set the impossible bar for THEM to maintain and it makes me sad to watch.
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