Thursday I was invited out to happy hour with two friends from school, Jillian and Angela, in celebration of Jillian's birthday. I didn't like the idea of showing up empty handed to a birthday celebration so I decided late Wednesday night to make cookies. I think I forgot how labor intensive making cookies is - make the dough from scratch, cut and bake cookies (with only one cookie pan), let cool, make all frosting by hand, decorate cookies using a toothpick because I can never seem to get the frosting consistency right, and boxing them up after they've dried. I didn't get to bed until around 2:00. (Then I got up that morning before class to go swimming with Casey and Stephanie which was really fun, but left me with little sleep.)
So anyway, I wanted to make Jillian cookies but I didn't have the time or energy to be very creative. Thankfully I bought the best thing ever last week - a bucket of 100 cookie cutters! I poured them onto the table and giggled (literally) with glee. I don't know why I thought it was so funny, but I laughed the whole time I was picking random cutters, having decided to make all of her cookies different shapes. I guess I figured funny shapes would make up for the fact that the cookies weren't that extraordinary.
So many choices
My cookie cutters set has the whole alphabet!
T-rex's head broke off. :( I was forced to eat him.
Jillian seemed to really like them, and we had a fun night - we ate at Sushi Zushi, had tea at the Steeping Pot, and shopped around the Domain. Friday was a blur at work, but thankfully we were busy all day long. If I had been idle I think I would have fallen asleep at my desk. I was able to wake up at a respectable 8:00 this morning with enough energy to blog! Now I need to go exercise with all this eating out and baking I've been doing.
Hope your weekend is fabulous!