Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Picture is from Ledbury, a charming town in England.
I have been avoiding the blog lately. My mood has been for the most part quite dark. I feel so unsettled and as a result been relying on Netflix or rather Netfix a bit heavily the last few weeks. Work was painfully slow today and I volunteered to leave early. I'm not sure if I should be worried about how slow it has been or not. I am trying to not be too concerned at this point.
I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day. I choose to ignore it for the most part. Actually that isn't quite accurate. I prepared some little Martha Stewart candy boxes I had bought last year on sale for my co-workers. I went to Trader Joe's to buy a box of French truffles and nestled them in the cute little pink boxes and sealed them with some brown ribbon with the word chocolat on it. I should've taken some pics but forgot. Other than that I made some baked goods for a bake sale for the lab's Relay for Life team.
I used to love to bake. Every week I'd bake a cake or cookies to take into work. I don't do that as much partly because of the cost (organic stuff tends to more expensive.) My co-workers don't give a darn about organic anything but I do. My identity was tied to my baking. I think the turning point was when I did a wedding cake for some friends 7 or 8 years ago. I was a nervous wreck going through a breakup, trying to be happy and together enough to haul the baked layers and the bowls of white chocolate cream cheese frosting and the flowers to decorate the bloody thing to the wedding site an hour away from home in 90 degree weather. I pulled it off successfully. I did it once, don't ever need to do that again.
I've been watching Buffy still. Season 7 halfway through. Good goddess! How did I miss it the first time around? Joss Whedon is a genius. James Marsters is a god. The script writers are amazing. I like that as the characters get older and the plot line progresses things get more complicated. Similiar to the Harry Potter books. A reminder to leave comments to be put in the drawing for some mushroom fun. So far only 4 peeps are entered. I have been slack in blogging and will try to do better.