Whoops!  Forgot to post something yesterday.  But two posts on Wednesday should count for something, right?  🙂

Yesterday was just crazy.  I got up and went to work and don’t even get me started on work.  Ugh.  The scheduling of projects right now is just ridiculous.  I’m going to be at work most of today because they scheduled five or six airplanes this week and we haven’t managed to finish even one of them.

Anyway, I worked a full day and then went home, except instead of going home, I actually went to the grocery store to go shopping with Justin.  And we got an impressive amount of food for an impressively low amount of money just because they had so many “buy one, get one free” sales going on.  Even the check-out clerk was impressed.  Anyway, we met at the grocery store so we could do some shopping and I left there while Justin was in check-out so I could make it to band practice, where I sang with the guys until about 8:30.

So I left the house at about 6:45 yesterday morning and didn’t get back to the house until after 8:30.  And then we had dinner, cleaned the kitchen a little, and I made another attempt at making sugar cut-out cookies from this recipe I’ve been fighting with for a couple days.  The recipe said “mix it all together and let it sit in the fridge for a day or overnight.”  So I left it for a couple hours, tried to make cookies, and the batter was still very sticky.  So I left it for two days in the fridge, figuring that would help.  I pulled out a handful of batter last night, rolled it out, and it was still much too sticky to work with.  I tried adding more sugar, a recommendation from the website where I got the recipe.  I powdered the surface of the counter with powdered sugar (another recommendation).  I tried rolling it out directly on my cookie sheet and taking off the excess batter.  Nothing works!  So I finally decided I was tired of it and would just do drop cookies.  I table-spooned some batter onto my cookie sheet and threw it into the oven.  They looked great!  They flattened out to nice round cookies, the color was good, they smelled delicious.  And they completely adhered to the face of the cookie sheet.  I tried it twice, the first time I let them cool on the sheet and then had to hack them off with my spatula; the second time, I scraped them off directly after they came out of the oven and they still left dough stuck to the sheet.

I threw the batter back into the fridge and gave up.  It was already 10:00.  I was done.  I need them for the party on Saturday, and I want to have time to frost them before then, but I wasn’t going to make any more progress last night.

So I went and sat on my chair in Justin’s office for a while before deciding to just go to bed.  Where apparently I sweat like crazy because Justin asked me if I was feeling okay when he came to bed.  And then I had a dream about a giant cockroach climbing on me.  Which was still better than the dream the night before about the girl who wanted to make out with me to make Justin jealous.  That was just uncomfortable.

Anyway!  Hopefully today will go well.  I have a lot to accomplish at work, if I ever get the data that I need to do the work.  And then we still need to get the house ready for the party tomorrow.  We’ve got more than 10 people coming now, I think.  It’s going to be a tight squeeze in our house, but it should be fun.  We’re starting at 5:00, but before that, we’ve got a book club meeting at 1:00.  So we’re going to have to get everything done tomorrow morning.  It’s going to be interesting.

I’ll be sure to let you all know how it goes!


  1. I have a great recipe for pumpkin cookies that is easy and makes a TON (if you’re giving up on your sugar cookies.

    1 cup crisco
    3 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    1 large can of pumpkin
    1 Tbsp vanilla
    5 cups flour
    1 Tbsp salt
    2 Tbsp cinnamon
    2 Tbsp baking soda
    2 Tbsp baking powder

    Mix crisco sugar together until blended. Add in eggs one at a time. Add pumpkin and vanilla. Blend well.

    Add in flour and other ingredients.

    Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

    Super easy. Impossible to mess up – I promise! Oh adn the recipe makes 8-10 dozen depending on how big you make the cookies.

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