Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today was my off day!

Not off as in taking a break or something like that.....Off as in, everything I tried to do ended up messed up.

No kidding!

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???

Oh boy.

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.

Tortellini Alfredo

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 :)


  1. I have had days like that too, you can laugh about it later but at the time it is kind of freaky, it just doesn't seem real that so much can go wrong. Thankfully, tomorrow is a brand new day. xo

  2. The good thing about those kind of days is that they always end and tomorrow is a new day! :)

  3. Oh I hate days like that! I call them Alaska Days....because I want to be as far away as Alaska from myself! Lol!
    I hope the cake project gets better today. Just remember...the love you're making this cake with outshines ALL the decorations.

    I bet it will be beautiful!!

  4. Haaa, sorry I just had to laugh. Your day sounds like mine so many times!! I like to sit on the deck with a big glass of water and look up to God and ask what the heck! I know you are trying to tell me something so here I am, spill the beans big guys cause I am going nuts.
    PS, bet that cake will turn out perfect!

  5. I've had many days where I wondered if it would be better to go back to bed and start all over. Luckily each day is a fresh start! Hope that today is better. :)

  6. Take a deep breath, relax, it will get better......Like I said before, your posts always makes me hungry, gotta go make some toast, :) Francine.

  7. I have those days all the time! Last week I forgot that there was already coffee in the caraffe (its stainless steel, not glass) and started making a new pot. Before I knew it there was coffee dripping out everywhere! The rest of the day went about the same :) Your English muffin looks yummy...I will have to try that recipe. Good luck with the birthday preparations!

  8. Woah woah woah....you can make your own english muffins?! My mind is blown.

  9. We all have days like that. You cannot burn something you are cooking until we get together to cook! Remember your dream?? LOL!

    I pray you had a better day today.

  10. I have absolutely had days like that. Sometimes it's just not safe to leave your bed!

    Hope your week improves (and happy birthday to Jasmine!).

  11. I agree with Jen - we all have those days. Hope today was better!


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