And I deserve it. I’ve been waiting a long time to do nothing in the evening and tonight is it. Guys, it’s been a brutal week after a brutal month, but yay! A break! And tomorrow I tackle the mess that is the house, strip the decorations from that sad, dried up, droopy tree in the living room, vacuum, fold piles and piles of laundry and attempt to sort through the even bigger piles of paperwork that need to be filed away. Can’t even believe I’m looking forward to these domestic tasks, but it’ll be a nice change from pushing pixels on a computer 12 hours a day, especially the vacuuming. You know I always get excited about vacuuming with our super duper star vacuum. I probably love my vacuum a little too much.
So what’s this cake, you say? I dunno…sometimes I have this intense craving for cake. Doesn’t happen a lot, but when it does happen I NEED CAKE. Luckily I live, you know, with a pastry chef who can wander over to the kitchen and whip up such last minute improvised things in 20 minutes (that’s chocolate cake in a muffin pan by the way, with apple cider caramel). It must be the hormones because I even dipped into the kids’ stash of Halloween candy (I’m telling you, they forget about the stash in three days). By 4pm I was on a snacking rampage and finished up all the little containers of leftover, uneaten snacks that have been piling up from the kids’ lunches over the past week: dried cranberries, apple slices, pickles, crackers, plantain chips. It’s like I suddenly remembered I was hungry. Mark and I may be the only people who lose weight during the holidays. With the craziness that is the business during that time, we just forget or don’t have time to eat. People always comment on how skinny the 2 of us are, for being in the business that we’re in. Well, now you know why.
So I fully intend to enjoy my work-free weekend. We have some fun things planned, some of which will involve a lot of food. I haven’t been too inspired to take any photos lately, but maybe I’ll even take some pictures. A day off after some hard working might just be the greatest feeling in the world.