Yesterday, the "mum and dad" for girl 2 arrived home from overseas. They came to collect her at 10am today. She has been with me since 9 May so I am really used to having her around. When they saw the teddy bear, they said I was spoiling her... :)
I am pretty much ok until I see the bed minus her bedding and HER.
When they arrived this morning, she was so excited. Her tail (and her whole back half) was going faster than the speed of light. I know I will be missing the Happy Dance the most, by far!!
We both woke up around 4am due to the rain. Two things comfort me when I am down...baking and stitching. It seemed a perfect day to bake and warm the house up a bit.
A few months back, I did an online survey and received a box of Adriano's Brownies in the post. I baked them today and they turned out great. They come with white chocolate in the batter and chocolate chunks to stir in and add to the top. While I will enjoy this special treat, I won't be paying $8 for a boxed brownie mix because I know I can make brownies myself from scratch for less than half the cost of that box mix.
Since the mixing bowl had chocolate in it and the oven was on, I decided to make my fave muffins too. This is a forgiving recipe that will take lots of adjustments. It also freezes well to grab on the way out or to eat when too tired to make anything else.
My camera doesn't do well with close ups, always blurry....blehh.
Here are the muffins and brownies that I kept out packaged and then packaged again in a big ziplock bag. I still have ants even though it is cold now. I also put some of each in the freezer already because I know I can't eat two full recipes of goodies! I like to tell myself the muffins are healthy because they have a full cup of oats in them. Mmmm....
I knew girl 2's parents were going to the Philippines, but they also went to Sri Lanka. They brought this lovely gift of 4 candles from there: Citronella, Lemon Grass, Cinnamon, and Cloves. They were telling me how popular cloves are there and they even bought clove toothpaste! I won't be alone for long...girl 3 comes tomorrow and she will be my first Golden Girl. I hear she is VERY smart!
She will be graduating VERY soon and then she will be a real working girl. Can't wait to meet her.