Tag Archives: busy

Working On A Thing

So, I’m working on a thing. It’s taking up a lot of the time I normally spend in the blogosphere. I’m still working through my to-read list from last week’s Red Writing Hood linkup.

Let’s not even discuss my Google Reader. It’s going around with its pants unbuttoned.

Content here? Probably going to be a little slow to nonexistent this week, and for that I can only offer a Gallic shrug. Le blogging? C’est la guerre.

The Small Boy’s Gingerbread Cottage

Mise en place

Assembly complete, decoration begins.

Deep in concentration, he begins hour two.

Two hours in, he feels his work is done.

The finished Cottage. Number of candies placed by Mama: Two.

We’re Very Very Busy and We Have A Lot to Do and We Haven’t Got A Minute to Explain It All to You

Rarely do I run around like I did this past weekend.

Saturday began with a WW meeting (so-so results), a trip to BJ’s (spent my Guilt Money), then home to my kitchen to create tasting cakes for my friends Al & Kara:

Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Creme Patissiere and Buttercream with Ganache
Persian Genoise with Vanilla Whipped Cream, Strawberries, and Buttercream
Lemon Genoise with Lemon Curd Cream, Strawberries, and Buttercream
Vanilla Bean Genoise with Vanilla Whipped Cream, Strawberries, and Buttercream

In the end, we scrapped the existing combinations and invented a new one for them. Yum!
I drove up to Concord, NH, for dinner, cake tasting, and catching up with them and our mutual friend, RGS Guy, and the Elusive Colleen’s Double, his girlfriend. I ended up staying over and going for bagels with Al & Kara before heading back to Framingham. Then, I made red sauce, crawfish stock, and cranberry-peach sorbet, before we headed up to Maynard to visit the Morgans with Maurice. We ended up staying for Chinese take-out. At 9, I met my old friend, Om, for ice cream in Westborough before collapsing in an exhausted pile at 11 PM. And all this with one less hour of weekend to work with!

Back at work this morning, the kids have gone back to school, and O and I celebrated by sleeping away the afternoon. ::yawn::
Home tonight to roast a chicken and grill a pork loin. Tasty.