What I was doing when I wasn’t baking cookies

Everyone remember 8 days of cookies?

With what seemed like thousands of cookies baked, zero freezer and storage space for the cookies, and just endless amounts of dough, 8 days of cookies is OVER.  My cookie baking days are on hold for quite some time.  At least until someone pays me to make a batch for them ;)

8 days of cookies prevented me from posting anything other than cookies for 8 days straight because I was so exhausted from scooping endless dough balls.  Don’t laugh.  It happened.  However, not all my time was spent baking cookies.  Here is a look at the past two weeks of my life:

My new roommate [cousin] moved in and I welcomed her by making one of her favorites:

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits [I will post the recipe soon]

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The next day I made my other roommate get in the holiday spirit and she pouted on the couch:

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Or is she sleeping?

That afternoon I took my cousin to lunch at one of our favorite places: Postino Wine Cafe

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Best bruschetta EVER.  Great salads.  Great wine.  Great EVERYTHING.

Later that night we went to O.H.S.O:

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My roommate loves a great beer but we couldn’t let her tag along.

She threw a temper tantrum:

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and pouted again:

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The next day was a BIG day.  Bears vs Cardinals:

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18th row on the 50 yard line?!!?  Thanks mom and dad :P

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Top: Splendid // Vest: BB Dakota // Belt & Necklace: H&M // High-rise Denim: James Jeans // Boots: Steve Madden // Handbag: Gucci

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BEARS WON!  Could not have had a better day!

Look who was waiting for me when I got home:

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Look at that face!! KILLS ME!

Christmas came and went quickly.  We have a tradition:  Out to dinner Christmas Eve and go back to my parents and open presents, then Christmas day I cook at my house.  It was such a great day with such great people.

Me and my roommate Christmas morning.  Hadn’t even left my bed yet:

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My roommate received a bunny for Christmas and hasn’t left it’s side yet:

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Unfortunately, my Christmas joy didn’t last.  I was sick for a week and just felt awful!

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Lots of miso soup and udon noodles with a side of hot water with lemon and honey.  No air through the nose = complete loss of taste.  Bleh.

Luckily, I am better now, and just in time to have enjoyed such a great first of the year!

Today I woke up and enjoyed toast with sunflower seed butter and apricot jam.

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All before heading off to a much needed massage at Firesky Resort and Spa:

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After my massage I was a complete limp noodle.  Worthless.  It took me a decent hour to get the motivation to work my own legs into cleaning around the house.

I took my Christmas decorations down which always makes me so sad.  To me, taking down Christmas decorations means that 3,000 degree heat is just around the corned :(

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I then went into a vacuuming frenzy because I was beyond excited over my new vacuum that I received for Christmas.  Lets just say vacuums do not get along with the combination of my roommate and I’s hair.

The result?

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You can gag now.

That is all for today!  See, I am capable of other things besides baking cookies!  Haha. :P

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