I worked from home today – I started at 6:00 this morning and finally logged off at 5:40. I work at my kitchen table, and all day I found myself looking at the fruit bowl. I’d be on a call, look up – and look at the 4 bananas there that were just too ripe. I’d look up from the document I was writing – and those stupid bananas were there . So at 5:45, I took care of it…
Banana cupcakes – the recipe was from Fannie Farmer Baking and it is a really good banana cupcake recipe. I’ve had this cookbook for years and years, and I’ve never made anything that wasn’t great. I wasn’t quite sure on the frosting – I had planned on cream cheese – and then realized that we didn’t have any. I thought about chocolate but Cieara doesn’t like chocolate. I finally found the perfect frosting – Honey Cinnamon from Serious Eats. These are so good – the frosting really compliments the banana. If you’d like the cupcake recipe, let me know – I’ll email it (or post it).
So I’m off tomorrow, and just in time. What a crazy week! My organization is re-organizing, and we’ve been waiting for a while to hear the announcement. Rumors are getting out of hand (rumor has given me at least 100 new managers in the last few months), and people are just getting more and more worried about their jobs. That kind of thing just doesn’t make the best working environment. The word finally came down this afternoon that they would be making the announcements tomorrow. So I guess I’ll find out on Monday – I think I’ll be ok, but its just hard to have to deal with all this. On top of that – it was the week for all my clients to be crazy. Simply crazy. So it was good to shut the laptop off, put it in my briefcase and hide it in the closet until Monday.
I bought a little yarn last night…not saying what, but I may have bought some laceweight that I’ve been looking at for a while. And I know there is no way that it could be in my mailbox today – but I have to admit I was a tiny bit disappointed it wasn’t.
I have also managed to make suggestions for three totally different plans next weekend – I have knitting group on Saturday. But I also suggested to some friends that we should go to the Webs tent sale. And that we should go see the Yarn Harlot in Philadelphia on Sunday (side trip to Loop?). It may sound like all three things are possible – but Webs is 220 miles from here – 4 hours each way. I don’t think I’d want to then drive another 75 miles (each way) the next day. I hate when too many things happen on the same weekend, don’t you? And I also realize that I have stated over and over that I’m not buying yarn right now – that I’m knitting out of the stash. Sigh.
OK, off to knit Icarus – hoping to get to the lace part this weekend – and I need to look up how to put in a lifeline.
Have a great Friday!