Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ah, my lovely For Just One Week, where have you been? Stuck in some random, unpacked box you say? Well, I'm glad you're back because I really need to shake things up around here. I have been rather lazy and uninspired without you.
I have a little girl who loves loves loves to bake. I bought her an easy bake oven at a yard sale last month and I've never seen a girl so excited, so elated, so grateful, so verbose, "Oh thank you, mommy, for my pretty little oven. I love it. It is just right for me. I love sparkly cookies and chocolate cake. It's pink and it's for a girl, and I'm a girl, and I love it 'cause it's just like for a little girl, mommy. And daddy will love my little cookies, mommy. I have sprinkles, and hearts, and chocolate, and I just love it. Look at this, mommy, it's a little cake pan. I love my little cake pan. It is just right for me." She is more than willing to spend 1/2 hour mixing, pouring, and mostly waiting (there is a lot of waiting), for 2 extremely little cakes to come out of that little oven. 1/2 an hour for a cake that is gone in 4 bites. And the mess is just as big as if we'd made a full size cake for the family. Egads! But that is beside the point. She loves to bake, whether it is with her tiny oven or with me making cookies and whatnot. The problem is that I haven't found the time to do much baking these days. I know the time is there, I just need to make it happen.
So, For Just One Week I am going to bake something with Sweet Terror every day this week. Sure, I'm aware that I may gain 15 pounds from this endeavor, I know I will have to mop my kitchen more than once this week, and I realize that my kitchen sink will never be empty, but I can guarantee you that it will all be worth the sweet joy that it will give my little girl.
(and I can always exercise everyday For Just One Week next week.... right?)
What can you do For Just One Week?