Not off as in taking a break or something like that.....Off as in, everything I tried to do ended up messed up.
Ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong?
Crazy, but it happens sometimes, and today was one of those for me.
It didn't start off that way though, I was up bright and early with my hubby, and enjoyed a good cup of coffee.
and shortly after, a homemade english muffin with butter and wild blackberry jam
I set off to make the modeling chocolate for my daughter's birthday cake, and the very first batch.....trashed. Chocolate seized on me and it just didn't work.
Made another batch, and the chocolate started seizing but I was able to salvage it. In the meantime I decided that I better get a batch of Marshmallow Fondant going in case the modeling chocolate didn't pan out. Had no issues with the last one I made for my son's birthday, but this one???
At one point my kitchen table, my apron and my hands were stained blue, the darn thing was just not getting dry and remained sticky for the longest time, no matter how much powdered sugar I added.
Really, I'm serious, I am not even making this up.
I finally got so sick of it, that I just gave it a good kneading and popped it int he fridge, and now I wait. And tomorrow morning I'll find out if I have something to work with or if I have to run to the store for emergency ingredients. Hahah
A little while later Jasmine got up, and walked into the kitchen like this. Hahahah
If you're a Whovian like we are, you will understand the meaning of this.
After having some issues, or rather, lots of issues with cake preparations, I pulled out the sewing machine so that I could get cracking on the gift I am making for her.
But I should have known that my streak of weird luck was not yet quite done. I started sewing the head for the Minecraft Ghast and didn't even realize that I had picked up the wrong pieces, so ended up having to pull it all apart.
At this point in the day, I decided I really needed to just stop, sit down, and be still so as not to cause further damage to anything LOL
So I settled for a nice cup of tea and some toast, it did hit the spot :)
I read a little more of my current book "Jane Austen Ruined my Life", and I also watched two more episodes of "Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day".
I guess I subconsciously knew that today would be a lost day, because yesterday I got all my housework done, laundry all washed, ironed and put away, floors mopped and vacuumed etc. It did feel nice to relax, and especially with these crazy allergies going on.
When dinner time came around, I was almost scared of even trying to cook for fear that I may burn something. Luckily I didn't, but I did have a moment too LOL
Brought the water to boil, and then dumped in the tortelline, turned OFF the stove and walked away. No words!
A hot mess is what I was today, so I'm glad it's over and I can look forward to a better tomorrow right???
By the way, here is what we had for dinner, Tortellini Alfredo, as always you can find the recipe on the food blog.
I have 19 Kids and Counting, Deadliest Catch, and the final of the Great British Sewing Bee to watch tonight while I work a few more rows on the ripply blanket.
Better get on out of here :)