in an effort to increase my christmas spirit, yesterday i did the following:
got a pedicure. when asked if i wanted a design on my toes, i exclaimed, “YES!”
she asked if i wanted flowers or a christmas design, and i opted for the christmas design. which resulted in one of the ugliest pedicure designs i’ve ever seen. at the risk of bringing on the foot fetishists, here’s a shot of the green and white snowflake:
after dinner, pants had his first sugar cookie experience. i taught him to roll the dough, we cut out the cookies and baked them. me, being a dork, forgot the second batch in the oven because we currently have a defunct microwave, and our oven timer is on the microwave. so they got about 5 extra minutes (pretty significant on a 6-minute cookie). half are well done. anyhow, then we made green and
pink red icing to frost the cookies. pants did about 2 before declaring he didn’t have the patience for that particular task. sadly, neither did i, but i pressed on.
and now the cookies look like a 2nd grader on LSD decorated them. if i had kids, i’d TOTALLY tell you they decorated the cookies.
here’s a particularly terrible section:
look ugly, taste gooooooooood
that’s the smell proustitute was speaking of in this comment. this didn’t turn out so well, either. my fatal flaw was looking up a recipe on the internet. i’ve never used a recipe before. heck, i’d never even heard of it before i just decided to make it out of the blue about 10 years ago. so, i sorta followed a recipe and it came out way too freakin’ sweet. so i cut it with water, and added too much into the pot. (the mug i had came out well with a little water added) so, i’m going to possibly remake that later today.
i also have another half section of cookie dough in the fridge to roll out and possibly take a second shot at decorating.