Good and yummy things just keep coming from my oven! I’m in love with my new Kitchenaid mixer! I hope it lasts. Of course I don’t know how my Ralph Lauren jeans may feel about this. I have a feeling they won’t be so happy before long.
Every once in awhile the mood strikes and it’s one of those things that you can’t really let it pass you by. It’s a seize the day kind of thing. Carpe Diem!! What is this ‘Go for the Gold’ most wonderful experience might you ask??? Housecleaning.
Oh yes, I can hear you sigh in disappointment. Me too. That is exactly why I have to strike while the iron is hot. It’s a running joke that I clean the house, a good cleaning, about once a month. If it happens to be early in the month when I’m cleaning up a storm I’ll laugh and say “better get it over with, then I’m good till next month.”
Though the truth is that with just me and the hubby I really don’t have to clean much more than the normal tidy up very often. Today is a wash all the cat beds and vacuum the cat trees and tear apart the couch kind of cleaning day. I need to take down the curtains to wash but I am just not feeling that adventurous.
The cats absolutely hate it when I wash their beds. First of all they disappear for an hour or so and the cats all wonder around in a daze because the designated napping spots have been abducted. Then when the beds reappear they smell clean which is a total turn of to the kitties. They like them again in a few days when they are a little less fresh. For animals that are supposed to be so clean – they sure love their stinky old beds.
Later today is baking for tomorrow. I’m lucky enough to be going somewhere for Thanksgiving rather than have people to my house. I’m taking a chocolate cake that I’ve recently discovered I’m not to terrible at making. I got a brand new Kitchenaid mixer the other night. I’ve been baking up a storm! I may even try a cookie recipe – we’ll see. Keep your eyes peeled for the baking to go on the F-it List – it usually doesn’t take a new hobby to end up there.
I have a friend in the sense that many of us have friends these days. I chat with her, we have many common interests, we make each other laugh. However we have never met. A Facebook friend. I can truly say that I have several of these “friends” these days – I belong to groups and have met great people.
It sort of makes you question what IS a friend in the modern age. Thirty years ago it was the person who lived next door or down the road just a bit. Then maybe a friend was across town or a co-worker. Now, it’s not uncommon to chat it up with people in another state or even a different country on a daily basis. I don’t believe I know someone that I physically see every week any better than someone I chat with over the internet a few days a week.
In any case one of these modern age friends has inspired me to be better about my so-called blog. She writes one all the time – basically every day. Just a short clip of the days events and sometimes photos included. It really serves as a public journal. It’s great and pretty interesting. I’d like to keep up with mine better. I’m sure I won’t *sigh* but I’d like to.
On another note – I made an epic chocolate cake today. I’ve been baking lately. Not sure what that’s about. I was washing some of the greasy icing dishes and a thought went through my head. As gross as that dish was, it was just sugar and butter and with bit of soap and hot water and it was no problem. So here is why science fails me. I just can’t get over WHY I can’t eat that sugar and fat and then have it melt away next time I get in the shower. What does our body do to it to take it permanent hostage? Mind boggling.