Thursday, June 17, 2010

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake

Greetings! Yes, I realize it's been ages (seriously, well over a month and a half...I know!) since an update, and I'm sure that I'm way behind on whatever I promised in the way of blog posts. I'll get better about that over-promising, under-delivering thing one of these days! If it helps, I've been insanely busy (and of course, J has been insanely busy by extension) and have managed to keep the house moderately clean (that was for you, mom!), entertained a few times, made some awesome craft projects, and survived two more Thin Mint Sprints! My running suffered and I went from the first week in April to the first week in June with no 5K, and believe me--my time in my June race showed it. Our next goal is the Bluegrass 10,000 on July 3. Stay tuned for results!

Last week, I started lessons on a new hobby, and I'm pleased to share the preliminary results. That's right, I've taken up cake decorating!
My timing is a bit off, as baking and decorating cakes really doesn't go hand-in-hand with weight loss, but I've found many co-workers and friends willing to help me out with that. In my first class, we learned how to use the star-tip, and I decided to practice a little baking/decorating this weekend to the benefit of the Girl Scouts. I was thrilled to receive many compliments and to find an empty cake plate pretty quickly.

Today I attended my second class and made a cake to share with some close friends this weekend. S & C gave birth to their first child last week, and I'm on my way to meet little D tomorrow. It seemed appropriate to make her a birthday cake to celebrate 12 days of life (really, cake is appropriate to celebrate any day, right?).

I still have two more weeks of class to go, so hopefully there will be more pictures to come!

Title: If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, by Eileen Barton