25 October, 2007

Mish Mash

Yesterday was not the very best of days. It started when I got up early as per my new AM schedule and got a few things done before going back to sleep on the couch downstairs. At 8:45, a full TWO hours before the Little Goat usually wakes up, the phone rang. I realize the woman calling couldn't possibly have known that the LG was sleeping, but I was so irritated! So of course, she woke up and the whole day was wonky after that and there was NO afternoon nap to be had!

I also tried a new recipe, Pumpkin Sour Cream Bundt Cake. Well, it flopped. I don't usually have flops on the first try, it's usually on a subsequent attempt when I'm actually making something for a specific occasion. Well, not yesterday. I assembled said pumpkin cake, doubling the filling as instructed by my Mom. It baked for an hour after which The Husband checked it and deemed it "Done!" I should've known from the weig
ht of the pan that it really was no where near finished baking. I waited the half hour the recipe said to before I inverted the pan onto a plate and oh, onto ALL of the counter surrounding the plate. It OOZED out. So I dumped it in another pan. Too small. Then dumped it in a casserole dish which I proceeded to bake for another half hour. It was still goopy in the middle. By the time I had taken it out, it had baked for nearly two hours. It was pretty dry and well, awful! But I made a bit of the orange glaze and we scooped out the moister parts in the middle. It did have a good pumpkin flavour. Oh well. In other news, The Husband has changed his mind AGAIN about what kind of birthday cake he wants this year (not till December but this is an important topic so it gets discussed early). I had plans to make a homemade version of a Dairy Queen Blizzard cake, but now he wants this. Hopefully it will turn out on the first try.

This past Sunday, we went over to Chris & Holly'
s to celebrate Holly's birthday. I made cake and we brought over pizza. I got to play some sort of Tetris game on Chris' X-Box and then we watched a few episodes of Creature Comforts America. If you have not seen this show, you are missing out! It's hilarious! Anyway, it was Holly's birthday, but she gave me a present too! Isn't that a pretty pumpkin?


nomotherearth said...

Did I misunderstand you, or does the Goat actually get up at 10:45am??? That sounds like heaven to me.

Can I have some Buckeye cake? PB and Chocolate is my favourite combo.

erin k said...

Yeah, what's that? Or does she NAP till 10:45?

I have never seen C.C. America, but the original British version is hilarious.

That is a really cool pumpkin.

bren j. said...

To clarify: the LG is up before six am at which time I get up and change her and then we settle back in bed. I'm usually out of bed by 6:20 and then she stays sleeping (napping? she's not crying - that's what matters!) until sometime between 10:30 and noon. It's not bad and I'm by NO MEANS complaining, but I wish she would do a little more 'independent sleeping' (in her CRIB) at night.

NME: Maybe your husband could whip up one for a celebratory cake when you get home from the hospital!

Beck said...

That pumpkin is GORGEOUS. And The Baby gets up at 5:30 and DOES NOT NAP. Yes, I'm tired.
Some cake recipes just do NOT work. Probably it's nothing you did.

Kellan said...

I love what nomotherearth said (Ha!) - sorry you had such a bad day and that pumpkin your friend gave you is cute as it can be (aren't some people clever). See ya.

Beth said...

WOW!!! (about the sleep.)

Hey there's a little light at the end of the tunnel. My kid (at almost 8 months old) slept through the night (like from 8-5) 5 out of the last 6 nights!! I can't believe it myself. In her own crib even!! Of course, she wakes up to nurse at 5 and comes in bed with us, and then goes back to sleep until 7am and we have to get up and go to work *sigh*