Monday, June 26, 2006

I Wish You'd Stop Ignoring Me, Because You're Sending Me to Despair

First things first... I made the madeleines. Mmmm.... gluten-free coconut madeleines.


And no situation is more appropriate for madeleines than a Batman birthday party. Right? Right.

I think I may be officially on my way to conquering this whole gluten-free baking business. Ha! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo! Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!

Yesterday I got to go out to Lawrence all by myself. Oh yeah, you heard right: All. By. My. Self.

I got to drive in the car for 45 minutes without any crying or talking. I got to listen to music and sing along without anyone telling me that my voice is awful. I got to stroll up and down the street window shopping without anyone complaining about wanting to be carried.

It. Was. Glorious.

You want to know what else is glorious?

My fabric purchases.

(And Amy? Remember when I questioned you on your post about Sarah's? I'm eating crow now. Mmmm, crow. Yummy-yummy crow.)


Fabric to make traveling bags for me and the kids. We are leaving for Michigan on Saturday to visit Aaron's family.

(Stop laughing.)


1930s reproductions.


And some stuff purchased at the antique mall. The strawberry fabric is old curtains and the other is a huge table cloth.

No, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. Does everything in life need a plan?

Geesh.

20 comments:

Jenijen said...

It's excellent that you got out for the day and your fabric has me drooling!!

Angela said...

OH wow! Sounds like an awesome day! And I love the stuff you got. So cool. And you're gonna make 3 bags this week? eeek.
Coconut-yum! Did you save me one? 8-)

karen said...

I am so jealous of your time off - but you really deserve it after the last few weeks. Madeleines look yummy and the fabric is all great - have a good stay at the in-laws (heehee) - I' off to stay with mine at the end of August!?!

beki said...

Your day sounds fabulous - I'm so jealous. You made some great purchases, I can't wait to see what you make. I especially love that tablecloth.

Emy said...

yay for kid free time! Your fabric is lovely. I always buy fabric without having a purpose and then I'm too afraid to use it because it's my pretty fabric.
I feel you on the inlaws thing. I had a nightmare about mine last night! They always end up driving me nuts.
I'm glad your recipe worked out well!

Ali said...

If the in-laws get you down, just gaze at the bag fabrics and think zen thoughts. Shopping alone .... shopping alone....

marshamlow said...

I do hope you enjoy your vacation. Perhaps with all the extra adults you will get oodles of opportunities to spend some one on one time with Aaron. Probably not, they all want to spend time with him too? The cookies look great. The fabric is wonderful. So glad you got a chance to get out on your own. Funny how the little things in life become so beautiful when you are a mom.

Amy said...

Very yummy looking cookies - Batman has a delicate side, I think - so very appropriate.

I'm glad you had fun at Sarah's. I've never had a bad time there, that's for sure. The fabrics you got are fantabulous. I'm definitely going there next week. Definitely. No plan is ever required for fabric purchases here -- but I won't say that hasn't gotten me in to trouble....

And your entry issue? Um, no wise advice here. I have all my own problems that sit and sit and sit...

Meredith (two lime leaves sister!) said...

Man, I've just been diagnosed with coeliac's disease and am desperate for some good recipes for bread and cookies. Where have you found them?

diana said...

its those little 45 minutes alone here and there that we live for.... and then to get to go to Lawrence ... thats the icing on the cake.
Yipeeeeeee !!!

samantha said...

Laura the fabrics are wonderful. And I know what you are talking about time alone - I always enjoy when i can go to the toilet on my own!!!

laeroport said...

Oh, my God! I was in Sarah's yesterday feeling up all the goods. I was on a tight schedule, though, so no purchases were made, but much drool was spilt. (Did you notice any fabric that was a bit soggy? Sorry about that.) Yea for a day out! I realized last night that my children will be in school and I will be off work next Monday (computer server update) so I will have the whole DAY TO MYSELF! Yahoo! I was jumping up and down doing the happy dance in my kitchen!

Anyway, I'm loving your blog and I echo your many sentiments about life in the midwest. Rain, already, dammit!

Cheers!
Laeroport

lera said...

nice fabric.

what are "traveling bags"? do i need to make some?!?

Cheryl said...

ahhhh - it's the little things. I love when I have no kids in the car and can listen to music that does not involve the words "chickens", "moo" or "wags the dog". LOL.

Tom said...

isn't "Me Time" the best? you deserve it......... and i love that fabric with the strawberries. it's retro cool.

Julie said...

the buscuits look yum and yes, that time alone is ESSENTIAL!!!

Mirre said...

Wow, what a score!! Lovely fabrics, I'm sure you're going to make something beautiful with them :))

lindiepindie said...

Oooooo - your bags are going to look so nice. I think I made the boys 3 swimming bags in one evening - no liners - just drawstrings. It took a lot longer than I expected, but I felt great afterward. It IS doable.

Please eat a madeleine for me. They look yummy.

bessilu said...

Coconut and madeleine in one?! Oh yum!t

Samantha said...

What a great fabric haul. Especially love the strawberries!