Sorrythat I’ve been away again. What have I been up to?
Wednesday I had another PT appointment. This one was more productive. She really massaged my ankles and used the sonogram on them. And then she wrapped my right ankle which felt great. The extra support made a big different, I wish I could have it wrapped all the time!
Thursday I took a field trip for work to visit a bunch of stores on Long Island. Did you know that Spencer’s gifts sell sex toys? In the middle of malls. I’m hardly prude, but I was a little shocked!
Friday night my friend Josy came over and we got wine, burgers from Five Guys, and made Christmas cookies. I don’t have pictures, but I’m going to make more of that recipe since I have extra ingredients so I’ll post about it then.
Today I slept in late, I woke up around 11. My friend didn’t leave until 12:30 last night and I was seriously in need to sleep any way. It felt good, but lazy.
I finally managed to get myself out of my apartment, into the freezing cold, around 2 and I headed to the gym. I did 50 very productive minutes on the elliptical and then ran some errands.
I decided I’m going to start saving change and then deposit it once a month or so into savings. I thought that would be an easy way to save money.
I have this piggy bank I painted my senior year of college (don’t know why) and it already had some change in it. It’s a little freaked because the eyes seem to have fallen off.
I need to get out the Sharpie.
So as of now I have just over $10 of change in there. We’ll see how much I manage to save the rest of the month.
On to the cookies! I had a real desire to bake cookies this weekend so I’m making three different kinds. Today I made Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and they are delicious!
For me the key to really great cookies is beating the sugar and butter together for a long time. Unfortunately I don’t have a standing mixer so I have to use the hand mixer. It’s a good arm workout though!
I love this fancy Nielsen-Massey vanilla from Williams-Sonoma, it makes everything taste better.
Here’s the dough all combined. It’s nice and light and fluffy since I beat the butter and sugar together for so long.
The cookies were supposed to be baked in mini muffin tins but I didn’t have one of those so I made them on a regular cookie sheet.
I used TJ’s peanut butter cups for the centers of the cookies.
I also discovered that I hate Jif. I guess I’ve just completely lost my taste for overly sweet, processed peanut butter? If that’s the case, yay!
Here I am licking the beater. Notice my Rafa hat and giant pimple. Sexy!
Here’s the finish thing.
And here’s lots of finished cookies and a bit of a mess!
More cookie adventures to come in the next few days. I’ll be bringing most of the cookies into work for my co-workers to enjoy.