She's still quite tired and only just began to regain her appetite. But she did rally in order to bake biscuits all by herself this morning and then some cookies this evening. See, she discovered the "Kids' Baking Championship" and watched it through this weekend. Apparently, they made Oatmeal Lace Cookies and so she wanted to try her hand at it; I found a recipe on Martha Stewart, knowing her recipes to be fairly reliable. Oh, they're so good. they aren't as pretty as the ones on the website, but we'll eat them all so quickly that it won't matter! I'm not sure Mama and Bud will get any by the time they get back Monday night!
They are having quite the time on the Jersey shore--they've played putt-putt at five different mini-golf courses and eaten seafood all over. Bud even had ice cream for breakfast! Today they climbed a 217-step lighthouse. Tomorrow is the big kung fu competition. I'll keep tabs on it via text. We wish Bud well and hope he enjoys himself and his teammates.
Tomorrow, Sis and I will continue much as we did today. We've watched a lot of television, in addition to the kids' baking show--"Flash," "Arrow," "Cupcake Wars," plus Ant Man and The Princess Bride. Tonight, I let Sis channel surf, which was a novel experience for her--we almost always watch Netflix or Amazon--and she enjoyed it.
She chose "American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas!!!" She loved the parkour/rock-climbing-inspired tests of strength and agility. And seeing the first woman to conquer the "spider walk" (the course is made for taller male bodies, closer to 5'10" and so women haven't ever passed that test.) In fact, we're taping six more hours of the competition overnight. She always was "danger baby"--and she is taking rock climbing camp this summer.
While I was watching all of the above, I did some tangling.
|This is the design for a square on a friend's baby quilt.|
|I made this for Sis. I'm rather proud of the bunny.|
Sis is asleep now and I'm watching Julian Fellowes's new "Doctor Thorne" on Amazon, based on Trollope's novel (he was one of my paternal grandmother's favorite authors.) Tomorrow, I'm sure we'll do much of the same. I've got some dough rising for Sourdough No-Knead Bread. And there's more "Flash" and "Arrow." And who knows what else the day will hold.
Oatmeal Lace Cookies