Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I'm about half done with my baking. Last night, I made a super-batch of cookies, and wrapped most of them. And (miraculously), I still went to the gym!

But my naughty, naughty dog ate about a dozen of the cookies that were cooling while I was at the gym! Deja vu! I think I'm going to have to get a kennel for him again and lock him up while there are tempting cookies... or really, all the time I'm gone, because lately, when he's not eating cookies off the table, he's sleeping on furniture that he's not allowed on. I can't believe I'm having to retrain my dog when he's 7. I think things will be better when it warms up and he can go running with me. (And I'll be glad to get off the treadmill and onto the road again. I'm tired of staring at the cornice over the windows in the mini-gym, and I am terrified of how much harder it'll be to move off the treadmill after months.)

AND, last night while I was waiting (not-so-patiently) for my battery and tail light to be replaced in my car, I found boxes that are the perfect size for packing up my enveloped cookies! I had completely given up, and then there they were, already Christmas-decorated, and the perfect dimensions (and I didn't even have to resort to the internet). I bought one to try out and make sure it was the right size - and it was! So now I can pick them up on my way home (when I also buy more butter. Goodness, I've been through a lot of butter!).

By his time tomorrow, I should be 100% ready for Christmas. How's that for procrastination?


LJ's Mama said...

Yay, I can comment now!

Elizabeth said...

Anything for you. ;)

kittymama said...

Oh, I have this problem with one of my cats - he loves baked goods. I now have to put my cooling racks in our spare room and close the door. It's a lot of walking back & forth from kitchen with trays of cookies or muffins, but it's better than losing a batch! At least your dog knows good baking when he smells it. :)

Elizabeth said...

KM: Smart! When I had a roomie with a naughty dog, I would cool baked goods on the porch. Now I have no porch - I don't know why it never occurred to me to cool them behind a closed door (or lock the dog away). You're so smart! What would I do if I couldn't steal other peoples' ideas?!