Baking Blues

After work today I did some baking to help cheer myself up! This week has been a tough one.

I made pumpkin bread, brownie cookies with caramel buttercream frosting, and homemade sprinkle cake with caramel icing. 

There is something about baking that I love so much. Obviously the delicious treats are a plus, but I love being able to follow a recipe and get the exact product I wanted. Unlike my cooking adventures I rarely have baking mishaps. Usually what I make turns out just the way I expected it. I usually just turn on some music and fall into an easy routine of measuring, mixing, and pouring. I got into such a rhythm today that for 4 hours tonight something was always cooling, in the oven, or getting ready to go in. The cleaning in between each project is so therapeutic as well. At least I know I can clean and bake even though it feels like I can’t do the rest of life. 


Sorry for the hiatus. 

I’ve had lots and lots of life changes that needed to be addressed so this took the back burner.

But, I’m coming back!


This pup is the peanut butter to my jelly.

This pup is the peanut butter to my jelly.


I own the sassiest, pillow hogging dog on the planet. It’s a really good things she’s so cute. 

Oh, and Cooper came over for a little slumber party!

I own the sassiest, pillow hogging dog on the planet. It’s a really good things she’s so cute.

Oh, and Cooper came over for a little slumber party!


About to head into a job interview! Can’t wait to see what this might change in my life!


Thanks a heap coyote ugly, this cactus stings worse than your abandonment.

I’m doing whatever 23 year old loves to do before falling asleep at night: researching health insurance plans. Hopefully I can get one before my dad drops me from my current plan even though I have a chronic, debilitating illness. Because leaving the country and dropping me like a sack of potatoes really is a great way to show support and love to your daughter that really, really needs your help. Don’t worry, I will research this shit up and down because “There are great plans out there with options for me”.

So far I’ve found just about zero plans that I can afford and just about zero plans that will accept me because I have an ongoing, pre-existing, chronic illness. But don’t worry-this is so much more fun than actually have health insurance that will cover my surgery I have to have in January. Yes, I actually love this added stress in my life. It’s teaching me how to handle the big things in life. I’ve totally got this….


Regina Spektor is playing on the radio and it makes me want to cry.



With blessed nostrils do I again breathe mountain-freedom. Freed at last is my nose from the smell of all human hubbub!
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra (via cosmic-rebirth)

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