10.06.2008

Losing hair & a kitten

Well I had some good news and bad news this weekend. Which do you want first? Seems like everyone wants bad news first, so I will cry myself a river as I tell you that my baby girl foster kitty got adopted on Saturday. Oh, I was so sad dropping her off at the pet fair. I brought her two favorite toys with and told the rescue coordinator, 'Her favorite toys are in her carrier. Please send them with her to her new home if someone adopts her.' As I was saying this to her, I completely choked up, glanced once more at this sweet little roly-poly girl looking at me like, 'where are you going, mom? and why am I in this cage?' and had to rush out of there while tears are streaming down my face. Gosh, let's leave the details at that because I am not over her yet and my forehead is getting splotchy with tears close at bay thinking about it!

Ok, so the GOOD news is: I got a haircut! Meg and I finally had time in our schedules for coordinating appointments together at the training institute at Chapel Hill (which almost got cancelled by Aveda at the last minute - but no, no NO, you don't, sweet Meg took care of that for me!) ;) It had been almost 7 months since my last haircut and let me tell you! I was in dire need of help!! I am really happy with it; I love having a short do that is easy to fix and let's be honest, it's nice to just have a style going again! Let me assure you, after 7 months, my hair didn't know what was going on most days! :) I will post a pic soon. I don't really have a 'before' shot, because trust me when I say, I wouldn't ever want documented evidence of my hair looking like it did!

So that was my weekend. Oh, and I made some awesome cream-cheese banana muffins. I LOVE that muffins freeze so well! I now have banana muffins and bran muffins that will last months in the freezer that I can pull out any morning I am running behind to just pop in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and they are as warm and fresh as straight from the oven. Did ya'll know that already? What a great trick, huh? Especially when you are married to a certain math man who a) doesn't eat breakfast every day b) doesn't eat baked goods unless we are talking about cookies c) well aren't those both good enough reasons to not be able to bake/eat a whole batch of muffins by myself without waste? But the invention of the freezer has resolved my problem! Thank you Carl von Linde! Leave it to a German to fix my baking dilemmas....

PS You can find the recipe for the banana muffins I made by clicking the link below:(http://pinchmysalt.com/2008/10/03/banana-muffins-filled-with-cream-cheese-yes-we-can/)

6 comments:

Erika said...

Ok, I teared up reading your blog about the kitty. I can't even talk about it. :(

The Shillings said...

tell me about it...! :(

johnandkatie said...

Your kitty story almost made me tear up as well and you know me with animals. So cute. I love the picture of the kitten hugging Marzel. Your baking looks delicious!

Josh 'n Katie said...

sorry about your kitty leaving. .

but I never knew that about muffins, so I appreciate that tidbit!

Anonymous said...

i love that you have so many recipies up! those peanut butter balls sound delish. & i did NOT know the trick about freezing muffins. now that heather lives close, i just brought her 1/2 a loaf of banana bread cause i'm the only one who eats it at my house. i can't wait to see a pic of your hair. also, you have to post a pic of your floors. i want to see them! miss & love you! xoxo tiff

Anonymous said...

sorry also about your kitty, but i said that to you today already when we chatted. : ) it's a bummer. don't worry, i'll bring you many animals to cuddle in a month & a half or so. : ) xoxo tiff