This week I have gotten a tattoo, baked my ASS off and managed to slip in a visit to the Virginia Symphony in between bouts of housecleaning, shopping and -oh yeah - work.
The tattoo is doing fine, a little itchy but fine. I may ask my sister to take a picture of it over the holidays so I can post it - but I am reserving the right to delete ANY photo that suggests a hint of back-fat. In other words, don't get your hopes up.
The baking/cleaning/wrapping frenzy has continued all week because I'm leaving work this afternoon to visit a friend in her new home before going to my parents house. I won't be back home until after the New Year and let me tell you, planning for two weeks of "fun" is no fun at all. I have to get all of the Christmas gear, clothes and stuff for me as well as clothes and stuff for Muffin (who I am getting back the day after Christmas) all together and if I forget anything I will have to drive 2 1/2 hours back home to get it. STRESS!!
Thank God for the baking because nothing takes the edge off of stress like some Christmas cookies! (Well, except maybe for Vodka - but the last time me & Vodka hooked up I wound up with a tattoo) I tried out a new recipe for Double Chocolate French Sable Cookies this year. It looked pretty straightforward, if a little more ambitious than my usual Christmas fare. At one point in the recipe I was supposed to divide the recipe in half and roll it into logs.
As I was doing so I noticed that my log of chocolate sable cookies looked remarkably like a turd. What do you think?
Yeah. Turd cookies. Well, they taste good anyway. Hope everyone has a happy stress-free holiday season! I don't know what kind of blogging I'll get done over the next two weeks but I'll be sure to comment on everyone else's posts! Merry Christmas!!