|cornmeal and lime shortbreads|
...missing time with Steve. His time off between Christmas and New Year's was a delight. It was too short and too busy, but it was also full of quiet, happy family time. Now we're back to the grind. Steve races out the door in the morning. The evening is as much about prepping for tomorrow, as it is for winding down from today. It will be quite some time, before Steve has time off again, but I'm already waiting for it...whenever it may come.
|pumpkin sugar cookies|
...thinking about my one and only resolution for 2013: to publish my first cookbook. I had first hoped to get it out early last Fall, then I set November as a deadline. Well, it's January and I'm still developing and testing recipes. But I haven't given up. Since I haven't gotten a foothold on this whole funding thing for hiring a photographer, I have decided I am just going to have to force myself to get better at taking pictures of cookies. It is as simple as that. Even if I publish it on December 31, and only as an e-book, the first Vegan Mother Hubbard cookbook WILL be coming your way this year!
|rocky road crinkles|
...considering who I can send cookies to, as I begin more serious recipe testing and photographing for the book.
|peanut butter chocolate coconut cookies|
...moving less than I should. I hate the gym I belong to. It's too cold out to run outside, without my throat and ears hurting. Excuses. Excuses. I know.
|cherry ginger drops|
...playing with the girls and all the new toys they got for Christmas. Clarissa and Veronica have become imaginative, creative kids, which makes playing with them a ton of fun. They build things with their new blocks and then tell me elaborate stories about what they built. It blows my mind to see how smart and clever they have become.