Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our heroine becomes revoltingly domestic

I woke up this morning thinking, "I need to take the butter out of the fridge so it can warm up."

This morning I spent almost four hours knitting. I'm not a fast knitter, but I got most of the neighbor's dog-hair scarf done (it helps that I'm using size 11 needles). Then I had a quick lunch, changed into a shirt that wasn't covered with dog hair and my great-grandmother's apron, and made about six dozen sugar cookies. Mom took some to the neighbors (the other neighbors, not the neighbor I'm giving the scarf to) and some to our landlord and landlady, and some to choir, and the broken or burnt ones we're keeping to eat. Once I'd finished baking and had cleaned up the kitchen, I had a quick supper and changed back into my dog-hair-covered T-shirt and finished knitting the scarf.

Now I just need to wash and block the scarf in the morning, and once it's dried I'll take it over to the neighbor. Then I can RELAX because I have fulfilled all my current obligations.

Of course, today's schedule hasn't left me much time to read or write. Fortunately, I still have a few hours left before bedtime.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Yum, Cookies! (the kind you don't want to steal from Santa...heh)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Whoa! What a domestic blur of activity. Very impressive.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--Santa can have all the cookies he wants, seriously. I've seen his picture!

Alan--And I just finished reading a book. I'm going to have to be extra slothful tomorrow to make up for today.

LMEighmy said...

I'll be making a cake sometime later today, but I refuse to make cookies in my ancient electric oven. ;)

Merry Christmas!!! :D

Natalie L. Sin said...

Were that, perhaps, iced sugar cookies? : )

K.C. Shaw said...

LMEighmy--Mmmmm, cake! Have an extra piece for me, and Merry Christmas!

Natalie--No, but they have sugar sprinkles and red hots on them, which is almost as good. (Red hots, yum!)

Jameson T. Caine said...

I have not had a good sugar cookie in ages. I am so drooling right now.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'll push some through the Internet for you. They're really good!

abrokenlaptop said...

Yes, how wonderfully domestic!

I'm as "pull on your motorcycle boots and go kick some a**" as the next girl, but there is something to be said for baking cookies and creating something with your hands. Go, you!

-Mercedes

K.C. Shaw said...

The best part of baking cookies is eating them right after they come out of the oven, too. :)