I’ve been working my rear end off (if only it were that easy) sewing Easy Street clues together. Who else is tired of 3 1/2? I’m banning it from my day. There will be no 3 1/2 and I’m extending that to 3.5 and 3:30 as well. Tired of that number.
Anyway, I got all my setting triangles and my corners and my A squares done.
And, I’m this far along in my B blocks.
Did anybody else have pieces left over? Should I really be helping with Syd’s algebra homework?
I was also short pieces…whatever.
So, Sydney likes some cake bakeoff show and I’m cool with that. She’s quite the cake decorator and baker, so long as it’s when she wants to and you don’t start to expect it on a regular basis. She goes on and on about fondant. I wanna…I wanna…this is…I wanna…one day… So, I bought her a box of fondant for Christmas, thinking that she would be exasperated and move on. To go with that, I also got her a pedestal cake plate and a cake knife…and the little sparkly balls.
And, this is what she made.
Not bad for a first timer. The fondant looked perfect, but it’s tough as shoe leather and none of us can really eat it. I suggested that maybe a home made one would be better, so we’re going to look into that. Only bad thing was that I found a cake decorating tip in the garbage disposal the next day, battered and useless. The cake is called Better than ? Cake. Really. The cookbook author used a question mark…
Today, I am headed back to the office. I’m all ready to leave the house and taking just these few minutes before the dogs have to go out and the monster awakened and given instructions. Yesterday, I wanted my last holiday day to be special, so after multiple suggestions from her (over and over and over and over as if I didn’t hear her the first time), I decided to take her to lunch and clothes shopping. What was I thinking???
Anyway, it was pleasant. She had money from Christmas and she spent it on clothes that were not on the clearance rack. And, I bought her clothes from the clearance and sale racks. That girl can work a clearance rack and has learned that if you find the perfect pair of pants, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a top…you can look for that at the next clearance rack. Yesterday, she paid full price and got to feel the sticker shock and see how little she got for her money. Oh, well. It’s a cute outfit. And, she’ll love it. So, money well spent.
Everybody have a great Thursday. May my workday pass quickly, because baby, it’s cold outside and I’m too old for that. Today, I’m wearing a shirt I made last year or the year before. I never get to wear it because it’s such a thick fabric. Kind of a knitted cotton and lycra that was listed as shirting and I wasn’t smart enough to know better. But, it’s perfect for today.