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just call me cookie

my house is driving me a little mental today.

i wrote a blog next door in more detail about my day yesterday….regarding distraction.
today i shall blog about yesterday’s distractions ramifications.

i don’t think i am exaggerating when i say i baked at least 15 dozen cookies yesterday.
from about 7:30pm until 12:30am i was baking.
there are shortbread cookies, ginger bread cookies and chocolate chip cookies all over my kitchen.
hey – when i have a lot on my mind i like to keep busy….what can i say?
i am a little crazy when i have a lot in my heart and in my head.

everywhere i turn in my kitchen i see cookies…both of my fridges are full of cookies
so is my microwave…so is the top of my big fridge…
everywhere.

i do not have a decorating bone in my body…but i gotta say…my gingerbread doods look good.

anyways…i have always been a sentimental person…
preferring a gift from the heart as opposed to something store bought (although please feel free to buy me the ipod touch on my xmas list)
i squealed like a little school girl when my coworker gave me a box of home baked goodies for Christmas
she knew full well they were a no no on my diet…but the fact that she took hours to make these…and with such care and love…well it was one of the best gifts i could get

knowing the time, and care that she put in to my gift…the care even in the wrapping…
bah, i just loved it!

so i thought to myself…self, why have you never done that??
and so last night i did.
the people i love the most will be getting tins of my carbolicious goodness…
and i gotta tell you.  I CAN’T WAIT.
i cannot wait to get these damn cookies out of my home.  remember the blog i wrote about sleep eating???
imagine my hell at the moment.

i did everything right today – pretty much
i ate a healthy breakfast, i worked out, had a salad for dinner
but in between all those things, a couple of cookies made their way to my mouth.

once i deliver these gifts…and begin my real vacation
i shall be free and clear of the evil devil called sugar…
or so i hope.

tonight’s distraction?  drinking wine and wrapping presents.

anyone want a cookie..or 12?


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oh la la

i went to the mall last night to pick up a few gifts
i was pleasantly surprised that i didn’t feel the overwhelming desire to punch anyone!!!
the mall was quiet so there was no pushing or being bumped into or rude people to contend with!
 
anyways…i went to go get some gifts…from Laura Secord.
When i was there a few weeks ago i noticed that they are selling board games made out of chocolate.  how cool is that?
They have Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Clue.
all the pieces are made out of chocolate.
whoever came up with that idea is a genius!!!
 
So i picked up a few of those and crossed off a couple of names from my list and felt satisfied.
 
I don’t know what inspired me to ask the lady at the cash… but i did.
 
“do you have any sugar free chocolate?”
 
I don’t care who you are…how little of a sweet tooth you have…Laura Secord is hard to resist.  Everything looks good, smells good…i get a sugar rush just walking by there.
I wanted a piece of chocolate dammit!
 
The lady behind the cash showed us her no sugar added section, and a small box was purchased.  10 small pieces of chocolate for over 13 dollars. 
Ouch.
But isn’t that the way?  everything that is supposed to be good for you (or better for you) and healthier is way more expensive??
For 3 pieces of chocolate, there were 6 grams of carbs.  not bad my friends, not bad at all.
 
Anyways so i had a true Canadian evening.  Stopped at Tim Hortons on my way home, sat down on the couch and opened up the chocolates and savoured every bite.
 
Coffee and chocolate on one of the coldest evenings…with zero guilt.
 
Someone recently told me to find the pleasure in winter, and my god i think i just did!


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a special post – pics :)

i am posting this here…because i know you read this blog
AND i know you’re gonna love this
xo

dear auntie j,

sorry it’s taken me so long to say thanks for picking out my dress.  you were right it totally brings out my eyes.  I think i look absolutely adorable but mom and auntie bee said i will look even more adorable in this next year. pfft like that’s even possible 🙂
I wanted to get the pics to auntie bee sooner…but hey, i’m not even 2 yet, gimme a break!
What do you think about my dress?

I’m cute huh?

And then auntie bee put this around my neck and i danced around cause i felt like a princess!!

I tried to put it around auntie bee but she just kept giving me googly eyes.  i think she kinda sorta loves me crazy.

it’s ok…cause you know what?  i’m pretty sure i love her crazy too!

Thanks again auntie j for picking out such a rockin’ dress!  i’ll make sure auntie bee takes a picture again next year

xo


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