I think I sort of felt like the US girls gymnastic team last night with my cakes. Well, no, I’m sure they felt worse. But still. It was not my night at all and I did go home feeling quite crushed.
Last night was cake decorating and thank god I didn’t take the job at Greenwise because this really isn’t for me. As hard as I try, I don’t have that special touch and I really don’t enjoy it as much as I enjoy other things. It didn’t help that I basically missed all of Cakes class last spring due to having to stay home in Tampa because my Grandfather was in the hospital. I never learned how to make special roses and decorative borders. So…I kind of winged it.
Well, my cakes totally fell apart and while I did stick them back together with about 10 lbs of buttercream, it really just didn’t cut it at all. I actually wrote on my paper that I was very unhappy with my final product and this really isn’t my thing (as I was about to cry). I think I was 10 times better at deboning a chicken than I am at decorating a cake. Oh well. Can’t win them all I guess. I did what I could last night and left, vowing to make tonight and tomorrow (my last two nights in Capstone) better than ever.
So…I was too mad last night to take pictures! I’ll wait to photograph something that actually looks like you may want to eat it instead of smash it, which is what I felt like doing to my cake last night. Tonight and tomorrow night we are doing danishes and I like doing these much much MUCH more so hopefully they will come out better!
As for this morning, today is my rest day so I slept in until 7:30 and it felt wonderful! When I got up, I made some oatmeal (made with water) with a big spoonful of almond butter, a chopped banana and a spoonful of brown sugar (!). I had three hard boiled egg whites on the side.
For lunch today I packed a turkey pita. At the store the other day I bought half a pound of my favorite boar’s head turkey breast from the deli so today I used about 4 ounces of it in my whole wheat pita along with spinach, a light laughing cow cheese and honey mustard.
I also packed mango, which I sliced up and divided into two bags—one for lunch and one for snack, along with a half cup of cottage cheese with toasted almond slices.
Have a great Humpday! Today is the day I get bored at work and plan out my exercise routine for the rest of the day (which I tape to my bathroom mirror). Would it help for you all to know what I plan to do ahead of time so you can plan your schedule as well? I had a reader ask me about this yesterday and I never thought about it before. What do you think>