Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Randoms

Things have been quiet around here lately. For many reasons really, but mostly I have been uninspired and we've been busy. The stomach flu has hit all but me in our house, I am bracing myself because if Jay gets it, the guy who rarely gets sick, I am so doomed. I've been quite productive over the last few days given the threat of being horizontal for 12 - 36 hours in the near future.

As you will notice, the Christmas baking* is done. The pictures are as random as I foresee this post being.

Nanaimo Bar

Nanaimo bar

The Christmas shopping is finished. Mostly. It's getting harder as the boys get older, do you know how many different type of Power Rangers there are? Making sure I got just the right one gave me a headache, that's how many.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Jack had his very first piano recital yesterday and got to play on a baby grand. He was a bit intimidated but played his piece, from memory, the best he's ever played it. Clearly he does not get this from his mother, who cracks under the spotlight and pressure equally well. Oh and did I mention he barely slept the night before and was incredibly overtired? Someone please explain to me why 8 year olds need to have sleepovers? Why yes, I am the Grinch's long lost cousin, why do you ask?



I think part of the reason I have been uninspired for post is twofold. Firstly, the boys are older, there are fewer stories that I free comfortable sharing on the public domain that is the Internet. And secondly, I think I might be losing my oomph for this here blogging thing. I have felt a shift in the ambiance of the blogosphere and thought it was just me but friends, who are also bloggers, have felt a similar shift. I won't be quitting, because those books I had printed of my posts are wonderful to go back through. I am pretty sure Twitter is going to go though. I don't really use it, but I sure do waste time on there reading other's tweets. I am fairly certain there are other, better uses of my time. Now if I could just figure out how to implode my Twitter account. How hard could it be?

Eatmore Bars

Eatmore Bars - they really do taste almost identical to the chocolate bar we have here in Canada

Not hard, so I found out. Twitter account deleted. I kind of feel good about that though there are people that I only communicate with on Twitter. It's all about priorities.


Scuffles - the only non-chocolate treat I make

I haven't been running in the last couple of weeks because this place I live in, you know, the quasi Arctic, well it's up to it's old tricks. It's colder than you can imagine out there so running is out of the question. I miss it but I don't. It's weird.

Mars Bars

Mars Bars - made with the chocolate bar

Well if you read this riveting post, you deserve a care package of treats! Maybe Santa will bring me some inspiration for the New Year since this is likely the second to last post of 2009. What's the last one, well that cliffhanger (don't worry I am not that delusional) will keep you coming back, right?

* recipes can be emailed if you are interested


nicole said...

Okay, I am salivating here! Those first treats look sinfully delicious. I hope you will continue blogging, however sporadically. I'll miss your tweets. ;)

Anonymous said...

kami, i have only been reading your blogs since sometime this year, you can't quit now!!
and i would like the recipes for the chocolate peanut butter balls, macaroons and eatmore bars please!

Anonymous said...

oops, that last post was from me, jackie :)

Cheryl said...

ok those are some serious baked have been holding out on me girl!!! Yummy!! Send recipes please!!!!
I have been missing your posts quitting allowed...seriously.

Conor said...

I read the entire post, I expect my package of treats soon.
Sweet Maria I love Nanaimo bars.

Jen said...

I need that Eat More recipe. yum!

Jen said...

Oh, and I lost my oomph for blogging a year or two ago. It did change and I didn't like it. Now my posts are a lot fewer and further between and I feel no pressure to post. It's better that way.

Debbie said...

I always enjoy your posts, Kami. Whether it's reading about your boys, or pausing to contemplate something you seem to be struggling with, I almost always find something to relate to.

I haven't noticed a change in blogging, but I'm not that involved in the blogging community, either.

Those treats looked mighty yummy! perfect way to pass these cold days!

3LittleMonkeys said...

YUMMMMMMMMY! Please pass along the recipe for the Mars Bars!! That is like my favorite chocolate bar in the whole world so I can only imagine what that treat tastes like!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

ok now I'm hungry. and I seem to feel the same way as you with blogging... it feels like things have changed and I keep thinking is it me??

Elaine A. said...

Um, I got my Christmas card today but the treats must have gotten lost in the mail. I just had to wipe drool off of my laptop.

I'm sorry did you type some words too?

No more twitter? Boo. I'll miss you there girl.

And I need the recipe for those first things and the cinnamon sugary things and well... ALL OF THEM!!!!

Karen MEG said...

You're sending me to emerg with those photos, girlfriend!

I've been waning a fair bit on the blogging scene, as you've probably noticed, but I've been thinking about you a lot, just not able to get here! That's why I joined a writing challenge NING, trying to get inspired with the writing.

But I think you've hit the nail on the head--as the kids get older, you think a lot more about privacy and I find myself holding back a lot more than I used to...and with work too. LOTS of blog fodder there, but you gotta be smart about it.

And twitter, I have not been on there in 4ever, but I never really got into it so much in the first place.

So I'll keep visiting, looking for updates. But I wish I were half as organized as you ... I haven't started shopping yet, and the tree beckons...

Angella said...

I am so behind on my Christmas baking that it's ridiculous.

Kristin said...

Yum! Nice work

Ashley said...

I'm pretty sure I gained 5 lbs just reading your blog! Those nanaimo bars look delish! Do you make them from scratch or a mix?

Kristin said...

The whole time I was reading I was thinking, I hope she shares the recipes... and then I got to the bottom, I'd love them, thanks. :)

I hear you too on the the blog wold changing, but I am not ready to stop, I just feel less pressure to post, that and I have less time to post. I don't want to stop though and I don't plan on it. This is one of the main ways I am able to share with family and friends back home.

Misty said...

That's it. I am moving in with you. And recipes?? YES please!!

Ed said...

I just drooled on my keyboarrrrrd and now the rrrrrrrrrr is stuck! Those trrrrrreats look fantastic.

Congrats to Jack on a job well done at the recital. Zia's first recital is this Sunday. (Zoe and Zane will perform, too but they are old pros by now.)

R Royal Family said...

You know where I live so feel free to drop off a care package any time ;-)

I miss your blog posts but understand your reasons behind cutting back but hope at the same time that it is a temporary cut back and by the new year you will be back at it.

I credit you for getting me started and motivating me to continue. If it wern't for you I wouldn't have a lovely book of memories for my kidlets.

Natalie said...

yum yum yum. this post should be R rated for dieters because that is my equivalent of porn!!!! :-)

i love you and your blog. and i should just delete my twitter account too. i don't use it anyway.

oh and i would love to know more about those treats. i might even get out of my bah humbug mood and bake something for david.... or i'll just make him wait for a care package! ;-)

Kami said...

I have the whole next week off and lots of wrapping and holiday cheering to do. I would love to add some of those yummy looking treats onto my To-Do list! Please send recipes!!
P.S: Merry Merry Christmas to all y'all!

Alex Elliot said...

My blogging has definitely changed in the past year. I think just like any other part of life it has it comes and goes depending on what else is going on.

teeni said...

I sometimes wish your photography skills were NOT getting so good. It's kind of mean of you to tempt us all like this. ;) LOL!

teeni said...

I sometimes wish your photography skills were NOT getting so good. It's kind of mean of you to tempt us all like this. ;) LOL!

homemom1001 said...

Those scuffles look really good! Actually they all look good!