At home Buzz was excited to see that a shufersol order had come. Shufersol orders mean boxes and boxes mean hours and hours of fun for Buzz!
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Well, our baked creations went over splendidly at gan. The teacher was overjoyed with the adorableness, her chief complaint being that it was so delicious that nobody wanted to eat lunch when lunchtime rolled around. Buzz has talked about cake non-stop for two days. It's pretty amusing.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
I was asked by the ganenet to provide a cake for the kids' tu beshvat party on Wednesday. Being me (read: crazy) I immediately started planning this adorable confection. I stopped myself before getting too invested in the project but concluded that it should still be special.
I ended up with a three layer cake. Vanilla pastry cream in gluing the layers together, chocolate ganache covers the whole thing, and I topped it off with a squish of buttercream frosting and a candied cherry for the visual appeal.
We ran out of fries so I've been making jumbo potato latkas for breakfast again. They're a lot more work, but they're oh so tasty. Plus once the frying pan is dirty I feel silly not throwing an egg in too... (At least I'm eating well, right?)
Z has been staying at work late so that he can get work on the building plans for the house finished. Details - small but crucial - like, where we want electrical outlets and how the path in the garden should meander across the garden.
Tomorrow may be a challah-baking day. Depending on how the schedule works out. Hopefully tonight Buzz will sleep well. He's been having issues the last few days as the weather shifted. Last night we stepped up our meds game proactively. We dosed him with: mucolitics, antihistamines, corticosteroids, and a session with saline in his nebulizer just to clear out any gunk that was making it hard for him to breathe. Thankfully he went along with it (probably because he was so tired that he was willing to try anything to get some sleep.) Amazingly he slept from 9pm straight through until 7am this morning. It was awesome.
I'm hoping for a repeat performance tonight but my hopes aren't too high. Maybe I'm a little jaded.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Friday was a crazy day. The landlord showed up with his brother (the air-conditioning technician) and it turns out that the reason our unit had been acting strangely for the last year was because the technician-brother put a THIRD filter on the unit to 'keep it clean'. This third filter was hidden deep in the depths of the trapdoor in the drop-ceiling in the bathroom. We had NO idea that it even existed. Why the heck does a 4-room apartment need three filters on its unit?! Pretty dumb. As soon as it was clean the machine started working. Not just working, but working well. Better than it has in about a year.
Shabbos morning got off to a busy start. We had a lot to get ready before all of Z's friends arrived for his day late birthday brunch. I used my pretty new autumn-hued tablecloth and set the table with the dairy China. It was such an elegant scene. We served up bagels and spreads, sliced veggies, broccoli quiche, caramelized onion and portobello mushroom quiche, pesto pasta tossed with slow-roasted tomatoes and baby mozzarella.
Desserts included a Boston cream pie, fruit tartlets topped with vanilla pastry cream and strawberries, and of course the rest of the strawberries!
This morning I did some laundry, bawled my way through the series finale of one of my favorite shows, and tackled the mountain of dishes left after yesterday's party. I did some other random cleaning too and I can't believe it's noon already. Still a whole lot to do and it'll be time to head out and pick up the Buzz-monster before I know it!