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I’m a bad blogger. Very bad, indeed.

I blame life. And John Lennon.

Ok, what I mean is, it’s like John Lennon said: “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

He’s right, totally right. Life has been happening to me.

Jeremy did, in fact, tour the condo. A couple times. Then he applied for that mortgage. Then he set a closing date with the bank. The bank then failed to meet that deadline, causing the closing date to be pushed back a month. But Jeremy did successfully close on the condo, eventually. And he successfully moved. We even had a Condo-Warming/Meagan’s Birthday party. The cats are all settled in, as is Jeremy. He’s very happy, and I’m very happy for him.

Speaking of my birthday, I got my permanent crown put on, finally. Now, I just have to go in for a cleaning in April and that’s it for awhile! Yay!

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking at the condo, and some baking, as well. I’ve just been bad at documenting the process so I can blog about it. Hence, I am a bad blogger.

My friend Andrea had her bridal shower this past Saturday. One of the bridesmaids, and a dear friend of mine, Kaity volunteered to make cupcakes for the shower, and asked me to help. How could I pass up the chance to share my baking with so many people? We made three kinds of cupcakes (all box mixes) and 3 kinds of frosting (all homemade).

This was the cupcake display for the bridal shower.

This was the cupcake display for the bridal shower.

The mini cupcakes are Andrea’s favorite: Funfetti, which we topped with a Moscato frosting and rainbow sprinkles. You can find the frosting recipe, along with a recipe for Moscato cupcakes to go with it, here: http://brooke-bakes.blogspot.com/2012/04/moscato-cupcakes.html?m=1

The pink cupcakes are strawberry cake topped with a marshmallow cream cheese frosting and pink edible pearls. You can find the recipe for this frosting here: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/marshmallow-cream-cheese-frosting/

The chocolate cupcakes we topped with a Nutella mocha buttercream frosting and clear sugar crystals. The original frosting recipe did not include mocha flavoring, but I added some instant mocha powder to cut the sweetness of the buttercream a bit. The original Nutella buttercream recipe can be found here: http://www.kitchentreaty.com/fluffy-nutella-buttercream-frosting/

Close-up of the cupcakes I helped make for Andrea's bridal shower.

Close-up of the cupcakes I helped make for Andrea’s bridal shower.

Overall, I think they turned out really well. We got lots of compliments on them. I was glad I could be a part of Andrea’s shower, especially since I won’t be able to attend the wedding.

Well, I think that’s about it for updates right now. I have a few recipes to type up, and then I’m off to bed! In fact, I’m already in my Beatles shirt and in bed typing this. Ah, life. Take care, everyone!

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Just a quick update. It’s been a busy week again, so far. I had my permanent filling put in on Tuesday. I’m glad that whole thing is over with until January. I made the crown appointments. I’m getting the crown put on, on my birthday! That was an awkward sentence to write. But you get my point.

Jeremy has been eying up this condo recently. He’s seriously considering getting a mortgage and everything. Crazy commitment, Batman! Anyway, he wants to go do a walk-through of the place on Saturday. I’m not sure if they will let him with out pre-approval, but we’ll see. So, that’s kind of exciting news.

 
I have a secret project going on in my head lately. What is it? Can’t tell ya. It’s secret. But we’ll see how it pans out in the next few days. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, take care!

I swear I haven’t forgotten about this blog. Cross my heart. I just haven’t been cooking or baking much lately, so I felt like I had nothing really to post. I had to remind myself that this isn’t just a food blog. At least, that wasn’t my original intention. So, here’s a basic journal-like entry, which does fit my original intentions.

It’s been a crazy week for me. We had a really busy weekend with camping, a birthday party and a cookout. I spend most of Monday catching up on sleep, and just relaxing. On Tuesday, I spent the day with my mom working on official paper work and my work history. Wednesday, I got up at 6am for a dentist appointment. I’ve been dealing with a rather painful toothache for the last 2 weeks, and I figured it was time to get it checked out. Turned out I needed a root canal. Yay! Around noon, Kaity and Holly came over to the apartment to hang out. We got food, and played Just Dance and Mario Party 7. It was good times. I had to get up at 6am again today to go have my root canal. I wasn’t really nervous at all, which is unusual for me, especially concerning dental work. But it’s all done and taken care of now. It doesn’t hurt, at least not near as much as it had before. I’m not sure why people complain about root canals so much. I didn’t feel a thing. I’m just glad this whole process is almost over with. They put in a temporary filling, so I need to get a permanent one put in, and I’ll need a crown. I’m going to make the appointment for the filling tomorrow, but hopefully the crown can wait until next year. Dental work is expensive. 😦

Tomorrow morning, I have an appointment with my job counselor to work on my resume and mock interviews. I’m both nervous and excited to get back into the working world. I loved working, but I haven’t worked since 2008. It’s a scary prospect full of the potential to fail. But I’m not even hoping not to fail, as much as I hope that I can succeed in spite of my failures. My mom would argue that I haven’t failed in the past, that the system and my disability have failed me. But it’s hard not to feel personally responsible when it’s your brain, your misfiring neurons, etc that are causing the problems. At least I know I have a lot of people rooting for me in my corner. I have a great support system, and the professional help of my job counselor. With that, plus my will to succeed and better myself, I know I can come out on top. I no longer wish to stay on the complacent path that I’m on in life. Now, it’s time to take the rougher, but more rewarding route. Wish me luck!

We don’t have any real plans this weekend. *knock on wood!* We’re possibly going to go to my mom’s place Sunday to do some painting on the garage and house, but that’s it. I like being busy, but it’ll be nice to have a calm, relaxing weekend. Maybe I’ll have time to bake something. And maybe I’ll make a post about it. Hmm, we’ll see.

I feel bad about not having blogged in over a month. Please accept this picture of George and Max cuddling as my apology.Image

So, this is my first post on a brand new blog.

I wish I could say what this blog is going to be about, but I’m not really sure yet. Mostly I plan to use my blog like a diary, a way to log what has been going on in my life. I think it will also involve some creative writing, as well as my thoughts and feelings as I try to become a better writer. I love to bake and cook homemade meals, so I’ll probably post some recipes, too. I’d also like to post pictures of my duck collection.

Mostly, I just want to share who I am, and what’s important to me.

Bear with me, as I’m sure this will be an interesting learning experience for all involved. 🙂