As in…I completely beat myself up. I am a KLUTZ. It just has to be capitalized in my case. If there is something to fall over, I will fall over it. If there is nothing to fall over, I will fall over it. I am notorious for tripping, falling, stumbling and general mayhem. I broke so many of my mom’s glasses that she bought plastic cups just for me. I’m not even kidding. And that was last year! Today was a real winner- I walked straight into an open dishwasher, denting my shin, and I also fell in the shower when I dared to step off of the no-slip mat for just a single second. *sigh* Figures. I actually don’t bruise very easily (which is good, as people would probably suspect I was the victim of some horrible accident at any given time), but today i’m sporting two shiny new bruises. Go, me!
Today was one of those Saturdays where, when I wasn’t inflicting damage on myself, I was content to just sit on the couch and not do all that much aside from playing tug-of-war with the dog(she kinda looks deranged when she’s doing this), a little design brainstorming and some light cleaning(those of you who know me can stop laughing now). I also posted a new review: Honeytree Organic Agave Nectar and a new recipe: Brie Mac and Cheese with Caramelized onions. You do NOT want to miss that one!
Just one more day left of vacation, which is pretty sad. I will, however, be looking forward to getting back into a more structured routine and I am really excited to go back to the gym and start really focusing on my yoga practice. That is probably what is exciting me most about this New Year- the conscious decision I have made to really focus on what I want and actually trying to get it rather than just sitting back and waiting for it to happen. I suppose good things do come to those who wait, but in my opinion, they probably also happen to people who take action!
I didn’t really eat anything terribly photogenic today and the salad I had for dinner was disappointing at best. It was missing a certain something- perhaps a little crunch. However, I DID make some peanut butter butterscotch brownies because my step-aunt and her family came over tonight. I discovered these puppies one night when I was too upset to sleep and I started baking. Imagine my surprise when these turned out to be some of the tastiest brownies I have ever eaten. And don’t take my word for it- others have agreed! The best part is that they are so ridiculously simple to make and clean-up is a cinch. I only used one pot, one measuring cup, a whisk, a spatula and a measuring teaspoon!
You can find the recipe for peanut butter butterscotch brownies: here.
So, two of my cousins came over- Katelyn and Paige- ages 14 and 12, respectively. They’re a spririted duo. We watched movies and had a good time. I let Paige do my makeup and much to everyone’s surprise, I didn’t come out of the “cosmetology chair” looking like Tammy Faye Bakker, Dolly Parton (at least, not from the neck up), or Marilyn Manson, so i’ll call it a roaring success.
I thought i’d show you an ornament that Katelyn made me…a single one of these things takes about 2 hours to make. She had to wind each spike around a pencil and use a toothpick and glue to secure them. I LOVE it! This will stay out year round with the lanterns I have hanging in my apartment.
We got pretty silly tonight, using Photo Booth on my mac to take all kinds of crazy pictures with different effects of Paige and I while Katelyn laughed hysterically. There may or may not be videos, too…(and good grief, I really hope that the spots on my face below aren’t sun damage or anything. Geeeeez)
Overall, it was a fun night. Tomorrow will be a little bit of a sad day- I’ll be gettting all my stuff together to go back to Boston and my apartment, which reallllllly needs a thorough cleaning. And i’m not just saying that. But- New Year, clean apartment, right? Off to bed I go!