Wrapping, baking, boxing
Aside from the fact that the cat decided that 5:09 was a great time to play hockey, I was figuring on getting an early start to the day. Okay, not quite that early, but the usual 6:00 AM even though I’m off for the weekend.
Squirts to the kitty aside (and a timeout in the bathroom), I’ve managed to wrap everything — except for the stuff that hasn’t come yet (with an offering of my daughter’s brownies to the delivery Gods in the hopes that they arrive on time).
Next up has been three minutes of chase the kitty (the loud meows got to me) and the first round of baking — a nice banana bread with walnuts. After slurping down some cold coffee from yesterday morning, it’ll be a shadow boxing sprint to the store for flour, eggs, sugar and milk (and the weird looks be damned as I punch the air).
I tell you my list of things to do today is giving new meaning to multi-tasking — all while my family sleeps, as not to put to fine a point on it (gosh, that’s a well-worn metaphor), when they’re awake it’s kind of hard to get a lot done.
Okay, so once I’m back with the days supply of baking goodies I’ll be trading rounds of making cookies with prancing around the room — before the real fun begins, my attempt at fashioning home made chocolate candies. Mind, I got some fabulous Belgian semi-sweet chocolate from our absolute favorite Middle-Eastern grocery shop on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn called Oriental Pastry & Grocery not to mention the lovely array of nuts and dried fruits. The trick will be in melting the chocolate all at once so that the temperature stays even … hmm. Best that I work in some shadow boxing rounds before I attempt that so that my arms are nice and warmed-up before I start whisking the chocolate.
Here’s hoping that your day is as fun!
Have a wonderful holiday. By the way, is Sahadi’s still on Atlantic? I used to love that store. I worked for the Board of Ed on Livingston back in the 80’s.
Yes! Sahadi’s is still on Atlantic — I must shop there 3 or 4 times a month. Thanks so much for your best wishes — with the hope that you and your family have a fabulous holiday!