It was a bit of a hectic week this week. But for me, this week ended on Thursday, so Thomas and I are enjoying our day off together today. To be honest, he already pooped on me and right now he’s asleep, but hey – you gotta enjoy even those kinds of moments, huh?
Highlight of the week was daycare drama. My mom has been driving down *every* week and switched her schedule to work on the weekends to watch Thomas because the daycare we are wait-listed on doesn’t open until mid-September. I finally got an update (a week and a half after I emailed them…) and they are opening October 1st, but Thomas is still #9 on the wait list and may not get in until January. Yeah thats not going to work…
After the usual panic attack I start calling the same places I decided against in March when we went through this the first time. Turns out our original top choice has a spot October 1st (a true miracle!).They dropped from #1 when someone there told the pregnant lady (me) not to worry about getting on the list when I first called in November, then when I talked to them in March (like they told me), they had no spots. Since then I’ve read online that their main office sucks with communications, but the teachers and school overall are well worth it. So we’re registered. I also decided Matt has to do the drop off and I’ll do pick-up. I think leaving Thomas there is going to be hard on me the first few weeks (months?) ((years??)).
Oh and I’ve decided trying to pick up a new baking talent while watching a baby is trickier than I thought. I really have been drooling over this cookie blog, Sweet Sugar Belle, for months and have been buying the equipment here and there over the past few weekends with the intention of cookie decorating. I’ve not been able to make the cookies in advance of appropriate occasions with enough time to bake, let them sit overnight, make the icing, decorate, dry, decorate more, dry more, etc.
Yesterday afternoon though, I had time to make the dough and bake the cookies before bed. Then I could decorate them today! Or it was the plan anyhow… Matt wanted to go look at shades for the windows instead and we didn’t get home until 9:30. I managed to get the kiddo in bed and make the dough, but there was I way I was baking them that late.
Fast forward to this morning and the dough won’t roll out, partially because it’s too cold and partially because you shouldn’t substitute regular chocolate chips for mini-chocolate chips in rolled cookie dough but I managed to bake a few cookies. And I wasn’t happy with them:
I know, I know, they look decent, but they spread and I want my stars to be crisp, not weird looking starfish and Texas looks fat… I decided not to make a second batch of regular sugar cookie dough today. It will just stress me out managing it and Thomas, so I’d rather just hang out with him. I’ll take my “oops cookies” to our play date this afternoon, I’m sure they won’t mind eating them!
Gotta try again soon though, I already made the cookie icing and it won’t last forever… Maybe Sunday!