Friday, August 10, 2007


When it rains, it pours. I just finished buying gifts for not one, not two, but THREE weddings, all happening within a month of each other. Add in the five birthdays we have in the next three months, and then it's Christmas, not to mention holiday travel, we're busting out all over the place. Good thing I've started Christmas shopping early.

My dad has gone home and my sister-in-law arrives today. It's exciting to have another member of Michael's family here, as we've had lots of my family down but not too many of his. (And before you say, "Well, it's so far away!" let me tell you, my uncle took the train here to visit us from California--beat that!)

What else? Hmmm... Nancy is leaving us to move to Colorado. That is really sad news, but I'm excited for her and her new opportunities. Hopefully we'll all catch up before she leaves.

Work is crazy, as ever, but they are interviewing some people for a new RT job sooooooooo (sound the trumpets), I won't be driving to Fairfax any more very soon! Since there aren't enough desks to accommodate all the staff members, someone had to be ejected, and I got the tap. I'll be working from home as soon as the new person is hired. I'm very, very excited about that one. No more traffic, long trips, etc. Only once a month for the staff meetings. Good stuff!

Monday is the day of the Dog. :-)

My husband just bought me my much coveted KitchenAid stand mixer for my birthday. He's the greatest. Love you, honey! (I can be bought)

And finally, I have a new online obsession:

Have a good weekend everyone!

2 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Lesley said...

Hah, so you DID get that mixer! I hope you have a fabulous birthday!

(Are you still factoring a trip down this way into your fall plans?)

Seraphim9 said... a professional cake baker I can attest that you can never go wrong with a KA Mixer. My mom bought me a used one about 10 years ago and it's still in fabulous working order. I bought a bigger one (6 qt. with the lift bowl) Christmas before last and now I use both because I just don't have the heart to give up the smaller one! The only thing I covet more than the KitchenAid would be a 30-qt Hobart planetary mixer, that would be overkill unless I went into a full-time baking operation. :)

Enjoy your mixer! And don't forget to send me pictures of anymore cakes you do! :)