Slacker. Regarding my fantastical blog, there is no other way to describe me. Just slacker. HOLD UP!! Ok…so slacker may be a bit harsh. I talk a good game. I think my last post made references to “time management” and “coming up with a schedule”. Pretty much I need a schedule to come up with a schedule. That may not have made much sense to you, but in my brain, it made plenty of sense.
My life? Craziness. Let me fill you in. Did you want the short version or long one? Well, you get what you get, and you don’t get upset. All mothers with young daughters will get that reference. Hold all questions until the end please.
Soccer. Travel U9 soccer. It’s so competitive and they don’t even effing keep score. Ms. Autumn, is not one of the better players. She loves it, likes the girls, but doesn’t play well. She knows it, she knows that I know it. And she’s very scared she’s not going to make the U10 team. It seems about half of the girls have been playing cut throat kick ball for a good portion of their lives, whereas my daughter played recreational soccer for only 2 summers. The fabulous mother that I am, went on-line, researched “How to turn your 9yr old into Abby Wambach” and daily, have been running drills with her. It’s only 30-45 minutes a day, but it’s putting such a wrench in my schedule. Physically? Please. The sprinting is killing me. I can’t let her know any of that!! Try-outs for U10 are in about 8 weeks. We still have several games in U9. Wish her luck!
The ol’ man and I went on a date. An actual date! We went to a drive-in, as I’ve never been to one. Just a random note in case you were wondering where we were with that, you know, since the Mother’s Day incident.
The last time I trained for a 1/2 marathon, I was 28lbs lighter. And it was 5 years ago. Guess what friends? I’m training again. Well not yet. That torture doesn’t start until next weekend. I will likely die, but I’m doing it! I will be raising money for an excellent, local cancer organization. I’m walking in memory of my mother, and in honor of hundreds of wonderful women I’ve met through out my career in oncology. Needless to say, my quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie is on hold. Not only am I on a relatively strict exercise schedule (which, by the way, does NOT include my impromptu soccer regimen), but I suppose I need to cut the sweets. Damn that sweet tooth!! Ha! Who are we kidding? It’s not just one tooth (insert 28lb weight gain). Alcohol may need to be on that list of “hold due to training”, but I’m not quite sure I can make that kind of commitment. We will see what get’s limited. I would put money on alcohol over sweets. Unless the kids are driving me crazy, and then I will eat sweets while drinking..screw it. (insert additional 40lb weight gain) I’m kidding. Hopefully.
This weekend, our internet went down. You would have thought it was the end of the world. What to do with the girls? Bake!! Because we are all PMSing..it was a perfect solution! Now, 2 years ago for Christmas, I bought them a babycakes cake pop maker. Until this weekend, we have not used it. This recipe is from the cake pop recipe book. In my humble opinion, they tasted more like donut holes than cake. But still equally delicious. These were easy enough the girls made them alone; I ate them. Seemed fair.
French Breakfast Puffs (used with Babycakes cake pop maker)
- 1/2 C Sugar
- 1/3 C Shortening
- 1 Egg
- 1.5 C Flour
- 1.5 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 C Milk
- 6Tbsp Butter, melted
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
- 3/4 C Sugar
- 1.5 tsp Cinnamon
- Beat together sugar and shortening in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg
- Alternately blend in flour mixture and milk into shortening mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
- Fill each cooking reservoir with 1 tablespoon of batter.
- Bake 4-5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- For cinnamon-sugar topping, in a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Immediately roll hot puffs in butter, then in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
So much more to say, but you asked for the short version. And besides, if I keep yapping, I will have nothing to blog about on Wednesday!