Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And yet more

Baking, that is. Don't tell me you're surprised.

Simple stuff today. Chocolate, cranberry and pistachio bark. Double ginger cookies.

I figure three more and I should be set. In case anyone's worried, the Toblerone cookies will be one of those three.

Monday, December 29, 2008

More Baking

My cookie tins are filling up fast ...

Saturday I managed to make some pumpkin cranberry bars and some pumpkin muffins. Today I made lemon drop cookies, jam filled cookies and chocolate ice box cookies.

Just a few more to go.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Off to a good start, sorta

Made a good start on the Christmas baking yesterday (molasses spice cookies, lemon poppy seed cookies and cranberry noel cookies, as well as caramelized almonds) but felt like I needed a break today. So I didn't bake anything. Sorry.

Maybe tomorrow. Sometime between 12 and 5pm. While I wait for the Videotron technician to come by and fix my cable problem.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody.

Maybe now is a good time to start baking some cookies.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Now that dragon boat training is finished for 2008 (back again in Jan. 09) I've been hitting the gym every day again to keep my cardio up. All good!

Or it was all good ... until my usual bus didn't show. Took an alternate bus, trudged through unploughed sidewalks and streets to the metro. I got to the gym at 6:30am today only to discover that the gym was only open from 7:15am to 3:00pm (who knew there was a Christmas Eve schedule?). There I am, in 15cm of snow, in front of the gym with a change of clothes, but no towel and no make-up so I couldn't go and shower at work. Only one thing left to do. Back in the metro, managed to catch a bus when I got off the metro and made it home by 7am. Quick shower and change and still made it back to work for 8 o'clock!

Got my workout, of sorts, just not the one I was expecting. Way to teach me how read.

Monday, December 15, 2008

6am Jumper

Who jumps on the tracks before 6am?

So it's Monday. Back to the routine. Out of bed at 5:45am, on the bus at 6:03, arrive at the metro by about 6:07 only to find out there's a JUMPER on the tracks and service will be re-established by 6:15, then 6:24, then 6:33, then ... I don't know because I'd had it. Back up ALL the stairs, back onto a bus at 6:42, finally got on a machine at the gym by 7:10am. My one hour of early morning cardio and crunches turned into a brief 20 minutes of cardio and that was all I had time for.

Not the best start to my week, especially with the icy sidewalks, slushy corners and leaky boots.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What was I thinking?

Why did I take the bus home tonight? I knew it was snowing. I knew it had been snowing all day. I knew we'd had more than the predicted 5cm. I knew downtown would be a mess. But did I take the metro? Did I walk home? NO!

I took the bus and it took precisely and exactly one hour and 25 minutes to get home. Sometimes I really wonder ...