Jan 8, 2009

Don't you have somewhere to be?

As part of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2009, I will be starting a cake decorating class tonight with my daughter and my sister. My specific resolution is to “Get off your lazy a** and go do something new.” Not to be confused with the “empty nest syndrome.”

I have always wanted to have the ability to transform flour, butter, sugar and eggs into a thing of beauty. Now I will have my chance. Near future, birthday cakes….. in the not so distant future perhaps a wedding cake. Not saying who, just saying it could happen.

Step two in my “anti-potato” campaign is to join a book club. I am now reading “Madonnas of Leningrad” by Debra Dean and will be visiting the local library on the “third Wednesday” of this month to “discuss this contemporary work of fiction”. Gosh, I hope I can come up with more than “Yeah, I really like it.” before then because that’s all I’ve got so far.

Possible future activities include, finding a Scrabble club (‘cuz I rock at Scrabble), going to local museums and a yet to be determined volunteer activity. I’m currently trying to decide between Meals on Wheels and fostering homeless dogs. Shhh.... don't tell my husband about the dog fostering idea. These things have to be broken to him with finesse. Fortunately, I have years of practice.


  1. those wisks are going to come in handy.

  2. Damm girl..I wish I had your enthusiasm.
    The cake decorating thing sounds like fun though.
    Plus!..You can always tell the teacher you accidentally ate your homework!

  3. Why dont you vollunteer at a museum and kill two birds with one stone

  4. Anonymous.... I learned tonight that you can't use a whisk because it makes the frosting too light and airy. Frosting needs to be stiff in order to do anything with it.... um, ok, I am so not going there.

    Sling - Sure it's impressive now, it's still January. Check back with me in April to see if I have reverted back to being potato.

  5. Okay, that's the second "stiff" comment you've made in as many days. I can practically see you blushing and fanning yourself. You're not experiencing a drought are you?

  6. GBox - OK, OK, I reuse material... so sue me. Hazard of being my friend AND someone who reads my blog.

  7. Oooh I have always wanted to volunteer for Meals On Wheels. Now that I do not work with children I have a great need to give of myself in some way. Making sure engineers have good tasting coffee just isn't cutting it.