Cookie?

Yes. Lots and lots of cookies. It’s been a difficult day -we deserved them, by god.

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First up: Chocolate Chip Delights.

1 cake mix, any flavor

1/4 cup lt brown sugar

1/3 cup oil

2 eggs

3/4 cups chocolate chips

1) Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, use a spoon to mix cake mix, brown sugar, oil, and eggs. Stir in chocolate chips.

2) Drop 1 inch balls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes.

 

Next up: chocolate chip cookies. You can find the recipe on the back of any package of chocolate chips. Tonight’s recipe was provided by Schnucks’ Real Milk Chocolate Chips.

 

Finally, Kate’s Snickerdoodles. Now, this particular recipe was very intimidating. First, Kate’s recipe is famous. It’s a food group. And no one wants to be  the asshole who screws up Kate’s snickerdoodles. Someone will find you, and kick your ass. Second, I’ve never even attempted snickerdoodles. A new recipe always makes me nervous. And third, she uses this statement: “depending on how dry/humid it is, I sometimes go as high as 3c of flour or as low as 2 1/2c.  You’ve just gotta get a feel for it)” Is she serious? I need everything spelled out for me! It’s just by the grace of god that I can brush my teeth without poking myself in the eye. But I’ve had the itch to make these cookies for a few days, and dammit I was going to try.

And I didn’t screw it up.

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You guys, Kate can really snicker a doodle.

Slow Going

Hey guys. Sorry for the radio silence. It’s been a rough start to the new year.

I’ve been in a bleak period, but I’m slowly pulling myself out.

I think I mentioned before that I was sick on my birthday, and that I had a most mellow NYE. It took a full week before I felt normal. Richie woke up at 5am on the first throwing up. I think he had a milder version of what I had, but I’m sure the vanilla whiskey helped. He was down for only a couple of days.

Then, when we had that ridiculous snowstorm, I missed two days of work because my car wouldn’t start. But once we got it up and running, it’s pretty much been behaving.

I just finished my fourth book for the year. (that means I’m slacking)

I was in a bit of a knitting block for a while- not really sure what I should knit. I had a bunch of beautiful pastel Bernat yarn that I just wasn’t sure what to do with. Blanket? Hats? Cowls for everyone! I just finished mine a today. The needles accidentally got tangled, so the cowl looked a little off, but whatever, I liked it. Then when I was showing it to Richie, he said it was a Mobius. Then he looked at it again and said it was a double Mobius. I accidentally knit myself a double Mobius. I’m rather proud of that.

Work has had a bit of a shakeup. My assistant manager is leaving- next Friday. They threw everything at him to get him to stay to no avail. Then another woman is transferring to another department. The manager I could care less about- I’m bummed about the woman. She’s my rock. She’s the one reason that makes going in to work worthwhile. She’ll still be with the company, but it won’t be the same. *dramatic, pitiful sigh*

That’s pretty much it. I’ll try to be more faithful with my posting since things are starting to brighten up a little.

Resolution

I actually came up with one. From now on, whenever I finish a knitting project, I’m going to update my Ravelry account. That thing is so outdated. Poor neglected Ravelry.

I was also going to make a resolution to be calmer. There is so much I can’t control, so- deep breath and everything is fine.

That worked out until right before closing time last night. People are just so ridiculous some times. Sigh. I really need a better job. Truth be told, the idea scares me. I’ve been in this position for so long. It’s so easy- I’m able to read and knit in my down time. (That’s how I’m able to read so many books) But I’m not learning anything new, and I feel like my old skills are deteriorating.

What do I want to do? That’s the question. (anything not retail, really) What do I like? What am I good at? I don’t excel at any one thing. I’m okay at a lot of things. My main passion is reading. Books, manga, even fan fiction. I like writing. I like research.

Anyways. Resolution- update my Ravelry projects page more faithfully. Especially since I have the cable stitch and my first sweater to look forward to. Yay resolutions!

New Year

It’s been a rough couples of days for me. I got a stomach bug on Friday that caused me to miss work and cancel my birthday plans.

I didn’t decorate for Christmas, didn’t celebrate my birthday, stayed in for NYE and was in bed at 10:00. (Hard partying for the win)

January and February are the hardest months for me because all the glitz and color of the holidays are gone. It’s just… gray and dark.

No resolutions again this year, but I do plan on learning the cable stitch, and to knit my very first sweater.

I hope something extraordinary happens this year.