Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I'm trying to do all that I can around here to make Orion's life as easy as can be while I'm away. I've done the shopping (he may need to get a gallon of milk..maybe), I've prepared a week long meal menu..including snacks.. for him so he doesn't need to stand in front of the fridge or pantry with a question mark over his head. And all of it is extra easy to make (let's save some messes, shall we?). Tomorrow, I need to finish doing the laundry and pack (!) because I haven't even started. But whatever..I'm not high maintenance these days. Throw some clothes and make up in a bag and I'm good to go. It's just family. They're stuck with me either way! :)

Tonight, I pulled out the recipe for Best Ever Muffins from AllRecipes.com. They claim to be extremely versatile. We'll see. I did half of the batch with chopped cranberries and the other half chopped cranberries and chopped chocolate bits because I can always appreciate a good chocolate chip muffin (I have this story, see, from when I was about..9 and it has to do with Pathmark late at night..and okay, I took a big bite out of one of their huge chocolate chip muffins in the bakery. I did. I did and I admit it and I'm sorry. But I also think it's kind of funny..and chubby. Mostly chubby. But I really really loved those big glorious chocolate studded muffins! Sigh.). We'll see if these are a keeper or not!


Heyyyy, happy birthday, Raelene!


Jenna Consolo said...

That's a cute story! You took a bite and then put it back? Ha!

The muffins look great! And I'm sure Orion will be just fine with all you've prepared. He'll have some good Daddy time, and come to appreciate you all the more. Think how happy he'll be to see you come home!

Hannah said...

WooHoo!! I'm so excited. And I just can't hide it!

Yummy muffins. Cranberry muffins rock

Raelene said...

Thanks Abby! You make way too many goodies, my mouth waters every time I visit your blog!