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Baking Day 1 - trinalin thinks things through
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Baking Day 1
Mom and I started the day by getting ingredients for Baking Day. We didn't get to actual baking until 11am and got halfway done with our list, more or less. Things baked today: Lindy Cookies (mom's oatmeal chocolate chip cookies), sour cream sugar cookies, "pecan caramel dreams" aka floor sweeping cake (it does look like it's covered in floor sweepings, but it's just pecans and Heath Bit O' Brickle chips), and peanut blossoms (the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's Kiss on top - AKA nipple cookies) were all finished today. I rolled about four billion peanut butter balls for the buckeyes we'll be dipping tomorrow. And mom made the dough for her icebox cookies (which we should call "back porch cookies" since we're keeping them cold in the back porch, not the fridge).

Tomorrow, we finish the buckeyes and also dip some peanut butter between Town House crackers in the chocolate (mom's had 'em and says they're great). We'll bake the icebox cookies and also make Aunt Alma's ground pecan cookies (my favorite, but sticky as all get out), and four other things which elude me at the moment. One thing is a munchie that's damned addictive and sweet. Great for playing cards by. :-)

So far, I've gotten 22 catapult reports graded - woohoo! Only 10 more to go. I'm ahead of schedule there. Behind schedule on the cookbook updates, but I've still got recipes coming in. (My cousin Shelly sent in some today - woohoo! And another cousin, Patty, has snail-mailed me some others - woohoo!) Still waiting on Aunt Becky (& Granny & Deanna), cousin Mick, Amy & Rachel, and Aunt Charlene to come through with some recipes. judiang owes me two and elsaf said she'll think about contributing a few (definitely her Bailey's Irish Cream ice cream recipe - woohoo!) I'm thinking Thursday will be my biggest work day on the cookbook. That way, Friday I can try the printing and cutting and whatnot.

Not sure I'll actually do any web work this break. It's low priority on my To Do list. There are other things I'd rather do and I don't get paid for the web work (yet). Hoping that once I get caught up on my summer tasks at school (Wednesday?) I'll be able to spend some time researching ASP and writing the website.

On Nov 30, I challenged everyone on my flist to a Holiday Story Challenge. The good news is that I actually have completed a story for it - woohoo! So far, folks who have decided to give the challenge a try are warinbabylon (who is done and written a good 'un), timjr (who has written a Halloween drabble - I never said it had to be Xmas - write for ANY holiday), mojober (who has started, she says). There may be others whom I have forgotten. (elsaf has set herself upon a holiday fanfic challenge independently of my own - hopefully she'll be able to get it done!)

If you have completed the challenge or are still hoping to try something, let me know! I'll be posting mine later this week, along with links to all of the other challenges thus far completed. Then after January 1st (the deadline) I'll make a more complete list of links. In case you didn't want to link back to the challenge, here it is again:
Write a holiday-based fan fiction from one of your favorite fandoms (or least favorite fandoms if you'd rather). You pick the holiday, the length, the characters, etc. But it must be done by January 1st. Post it in your LJ when you're done. Give it a try - you know you want to!

Current Mood: jubilant jubilant
Current Music: "A Great and Mighty Wonder" by Choir of Kings College / Sir David Willcocks

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wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: December 21st, 2004 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I wrote a story!

http://www.livejournal.com/users/wishfulaces/101153.html#cutid2

For Invisible Man, a fandom that is probably more obscure than DW. Go me. :)

And my mom and I haven't even started our baking day(s) yet... *wry grin*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: December 21st, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes! I knew there was at least one other person on my flist who was done before I was. Good story! You've made me interested in The Invisible Man, now. :-)

Thanks for joining in!
wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: December 22nd, 2004 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I-Man is a wonderful blend of comedy, drama, angst, and snarkiness--really, it's a great show and I wish it'd gotten more than just two seasons on Sci-Fi.

And thank you for posting the challenge! I needed a writing pick-me-up. :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: December 22nd, 2004 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
And thank you for posting the challenge! I needed a writing pick-me-up. :)

You're welcome! I guess, in a way, I needed one too. 'Twas fun to do, and the reponses have been fun to read. :-)
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