Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Busy Long Weekend

Weekend was good.  I didn't get to go shooting Friday night.  We got a call from the mechanic Friday afternoon saying the car was ready so we picked up the car and took it to see if it would pass the emissions test.  It did!  And the mechanic only charged us $390!  So the car got registered but by the time we got to the shooting range, there was over an hour's wait to get in so we skipped it.  We had dinner and dessert and called it good.  I was a little disappointed that I didn't get to shoot anything but it was still nice having "us" time.  We'll try again another day.  

I spent all of Saturday morning working on the Ferris Wheel cake for my friend's son's birthday.  I think it turned out pretty good!  Here it is:

Everything on the cake is edible except for the "baskets."  But even the baskets are being held in by dum dum suckers.  The name is spelled out in sugar sheets and I used lemon heads for the "beads" around.  The party was great fun and I think the cake was a hit.  I love my friend's backyard!  They have this hammock that's right under a tree and it is SO comfy!  My girls liked it too...

Sunday was spent cleaning my house top to bottom.  I wish you could see my kitchen!  I got it reorganized and finally have a place for everything.  Even the bedrooms got spruced up and all the laundry got done.  My new washer and dryer seem to work just fine and the bathroom didn't flood.  All in all, I'd say that was a success.  So all 3 major issues in my house, so far, are resolved - flood, wash/dry and car.  Can't beat that.  Sunday night, my youngest decided to play in Daddy's office:

After Saturday and Sunday, I was ready for downtime.  I took my parents' the airport bright and early Monday morning and then spent the rest of the day with the family relaxing.  We watched some movies and the girls played outside quite a bit.  Now it's back to work but at least it's a short week.  This coming weekend is my big climb...5.6 miles up hill.  Whew.  I'm looking forward to it though.

I do have some goals this week.  I have fallen into some old, bad habits and am looking to make a couple small changes this week to get me into a better groove.

  1. 1 Starbucks drink a week and only on the weekend.
  2. No cookies during the week.  Darn girl scouts!
  3. Get all my water in.
These should be VERY doable but for some reason, they've crept back into my routine.  Gotta shake that.  Also, today is Fat Tuesday, meaning tomorrow is Ash Wednesday meaning the beginning of the catholic season of Lent. even though I haven't been to church in AGES and my girls are not currently going to Sunday School or anything and overall I'm a very bad catholic...I just can't seem to NOT give something up or sacrifice something for Lent.  So here it is...out there for the world to see...I'm giving up chocolate for Lent.  I was going to attempt caffeine but that just isn't going to happen, so chocolate it is.  

Hope y'all are having a good week so far!


Reggie said...

Awesome Cake! Is the wheel a giant cookie?

Jen said...

That cake is unbelievable!!! You have a gift girl!!!

Dawnya said...

That cake is AWESOME!!! You need to make up some business cards and start making fabulous cakes on the side for extra income.

One starbucks a week...dang I totally need to agree to that restriction.

chloes_countdown said...

what an amazing cake!! you are so creative :)

RockBand Barbie said...

Love the cake! You did an awesome job on it!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I need to get back to drinking my water sooo helps.

Kristin50 said...

I love the cake, Bravo you did good!

Inspiration said...

I love your cake!! Great job :) Good plan for things to give up. Those latte's just creep up fast don't they? One day it's just one and then the become addicting. It will save you lots of $ too :)

jennxaz said...

great cake! You go type of girl..I love hitting the you shoot pistols, shotguns, rifles, handguns? I was on a womans shotgun league for awhile and loved it. I have always wanted to be on another league if it weren't so expensive!

Ronnie said...

I love the cake, it's so neat!

I think chocolate is a great choice to give up. How are you doing with it? I know it's only Friday, but hey... sometimes it's hard.

I'm sorry you didn't get to go shooting, but gives you an excuse for another time, right? :)