And I Still Don’t Have An Apron.

posted by on 12/21/2010 | 1,711 comments (leave one of your own)

So, I totally meant to come back sooner than this, but I was busy taking someone to the doctor and picking up their medicine and special ointments and guess what? IT WASN’T TROY. Zoe managed to contract bacteria paronychia and the infection spread to her bloodstream. In regular people speak, two weeks ago, she picked her cuticle and went to school where everything is covered in filthy because it is filled with children and they are all made up of like 92% germs and it became infected. It seemed like over the course of the last two weeks, it wasn’t getting any better while I was monitoring it and by monitoring it, I mean pouring Mercuroclear on it every few days and slapping on a Hello Kitty band-aid. Saturday morning, she woke up with her index finger looking like she set fire to it and ran over it (PUS, OMG GAG) and crying, telling me her neck muscles hurt so badly she couldn’t turn her head, running a fever and her hand covered in red streaks. She is feeling so much better, I know this because the children are currently bickering over the TV. If we have Curious George vs. iCarly screamfests eight times a day, then I know everyone is probably really healthy.

(Two more weeks of winter break. Send barbiturates. Just kidding, send wine. I will need something to wash the pills down.)

I would like to thank everyone for their apron suggestions, I had no idea there would be so many options. And let me just say you guys possess wicked googling abilities and the only problem is I want them all. I requested Jeff to help me narrow it down and when I asked him to go through the links, he just stared at me for a very long time and blinked and then had to lie down. I think he felt pretty much how I did, overwhelmed by all of the adorable choices.

Despite my children needing blood work and antibiotics and special finger cream that was $37 and me not owning a special squirrel apron, I have still managed to throw down in the craft/baking department.

Everyone knows I do not bake, but lately I’ve been thinking I need a signature cookie.  I think I found it.  I would like to introduce you to Anginetti Italian Lemon Drop Cookies, these delicious bad boys changed my life, you know, like the Vietnamese guys that were in a bowling league that I befriended when I was 19. It might seem simple at first, but then it ignites a life long obsession between you and the asians lemon cookies.

lemon cookies

Lemon is my absolute number one, well, besides chocolate, but I didn’t want to be predictable. Everyone would be all, “There comes Zakary with her dumb, predictable chocolate cookies”. I just went off this recipe that I found here and tweaked it a bit. I added lemon zest from one lemon to the cookie dough, doubled the lemon extract and used lemon juice instead of water to prepare the frosting because that seems like something a person that owns an apron would do.

italian lemon cookies.

Up next, I tackled our holiday cards. Technically, I did not craft these, but I did sit at my computer for like 20 minutes choosing fonts and colors and rotating a photo, so I think that counts for something. It’s digital crafting, duh.

cards

Last year, I sent out almost 50 cards and got back like seven. I made some cuts this year and some people did not receive a card from us, I don’t care if you are related to us. I know that sounds harsh, but these are people that cannot spell my name correctly and I am 34 years old. CUT.

I used a family photo that we had taken in California this summer.  Troy, of course, had a lung infection and was on steroids so he looks kind of puffy, but this is probably the only photo of our family where we are all turned in the general direction of the camera at the same time.

holiday cards

Next up: cupcakes and DIY sea salt & sugar scrub, all done without an apron. Total bullshit.

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