In the last week I’ve baked cupcakes with cinnamon frosting and gingerbread, currently in the middle of making truffles (they have to chill for half hour), and in a couple days will be preparing my Christmas-themed chocolate and vanilla cake (I’m on desserts this year). It’s the most wonderful time of the year… my house smells of salted caramel at the moment.
If only I was talented enough to make some of these… everyone would be getting an edible sloth present for their birthdays/Christmas.
The description of this ad for Ziploc says: “Getting kids out the door in the morning can test any parent’s patience. But what if your child were literally the slowest-moving kid on the planet?”
IF YOUR “KID” IS A SLOTH YOU SHOULD BE SO THANKFUL YOU HAVE A FRICKING SLOTH AS YOUR CHILD YOU UNGRATEFUL LOW-LIFES IF HE DOESN’T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL DON’T BLOODY MAKE HIM JUST LET HIM SLEEP AND JUST SIT THERE AND WATCH HIM WITH WONDERMENT AND AWE HOW COULD YOU EVER WANT ANYTHING ELSE IN LIFE
Baked gingerbread cupcakes, topped with cinnamon frosting and a gingerbread tree cookie, for the work Christmas party tomorrow afternoon. They, smell, AMAZING. I didn’t have any spare cupcakes (it only made a dozen) so I have to trust myself they’re as good as the previous times I’ve baked them (which, is, very good). But I did have a few spare cookies… well, not so much anymore. They were there to mop up the excess frosting. Oh, dear.
If anyone wants the recipe, feel free to hit me up, happy to share
Recently, American channel PBS screened a documentary titled “A Sloth Named Velcro” on Nature. Here’s a link to the video if you’re lucky to be in the US… it isn’t available in Oz unfortunately. I managed to get a hold of a copy though and it is fantastic! Very educational, informative, adorable, interesting and of course full of wonderful sloths of all kinds. Even taught me a thing or two.
On a similar note, someone at work found out about my sloth obsession not that long ago. They didn’t even know what a sloth was. Bless. Then today it got brought up by someone else and said coworker says “So, okay, tell me about sloths”. Well. Where do I begin…
It’s that time of year, when you know the holidays are only mere days away, and your body starts to prematurely enter vacation-mode. Tiredness, stress, and a feeling of CBF start to enter your psyche. This week (and it’s only halfway through) has been just that. Knowing that I have to still come in the week over Christmas/New Year’s sucks, and I’m just hanging out for a couple days off here and there.
I’ve been trying to get something done online (that’s quite important to me) for the last couple days (TBH, since March) and I was freaking out because the online link just wasn’t working. THANKFULLY this morning it’s all back up and running, and I was able to get it done and uploaded. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it will actually go through. If it does, Merry Christmas to me. I’ll keep you all posted 😉
This came in the mail today! Just in time, Amazon decided to re-stock their small men’s size and, although it’s a bit baggy on me, and it’s now Summer in the southern hemisphere, I LOVE IT. I’ve been sitting here this evening in my sloth Christmas sweater, wrapping presents. I was going to put carols on but the boy stopped me on that one. Only 10 days to go!
The incidence of congenital disorders in the wild sloth population appears to be increasing, and the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica want to do something about it. The deformities have all been similar; missing fingers/toes, malformed ears and misshapen limbs.
The deformities are likely to be a result of inbreeding due to habitat destruction and their subsequent confinement to isolated islands. The Sanctuary is working frantically to save these little babies, but also needs to find out whether a lack in genetic diversity is the cause, so steps can be taken to reduce the effects. You can help out, as I have, by donating here to cover some of the costs of this scientific research.
This weekend I journeyed to my hometown to see the fam. It was a nice, relaxing weekend spent with some of the most important people in my life. In particular, I went to see my beautiful niece perform in her end-of-year dance recital for:
She was absolutely stunning and so poised for a girl of only eight. No fear! Very proud to call myself her Aunt and have her blow kisses to me at the end of the performance. Kinda makes some of the things you worry about on a daily basis seem trivial.
PS: The second pic is from some cute little greeting cards available on Etsy.