Ready, Set, Relax!

August 25th, 2012

I’ve been on ‘ready, set, go’ mode for what seems to be a while now- when in reality it isn’t quite as exciting as all that, but I am ready to have one big ‘relax’ day. Aside from a little testing that I need to do in the kitchen for an order on Monday- and a hopefully 3 or 4 mile jaunt in between rain showers- I plan to do as little as possible. After all, Sunday is a day of rest, right?

Thursday, Marcel and I took a road trip and spent the night in the North. I absolutely fell in love with the countryside there- and the people are pretty great too. We spent some time with Caroline and her guy- went to a delicious Mexican restaurant and then yesterday had a shopping adventure. I love them both and it was a fun, relaxed time. Marcel loved it too. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen him that relaxed in a while- it looks like the North suits us both.

Today, I went the opposite direction. Bobbi and I went to visit our friend Kati- and I was able to meet her new puppy Voitto and her other dog that I hadn’t met- Tarmo. Both are adorable and such sweet dogs and I loved meeting and getting to know them. I think that is a statement that maybe only animal lovers can understand, because each animal has it’s own character and personality, very much like us humans.

Kati and her husband made us lunch and it was SO good- She also made us a Finnish blueberry pie, made with blueberries she brought from her home of Native Finland- and I have to say it was the most amazing blueberry pie I’d ever eaten. A light and delicious crumb crust- and a lightly sweetened filling of blueberries and creme fraiche and I’m not sure what else- My guess would be sugar, vanilla and eggs. It was really really good.

I made it home just in time before the bottom literally fell out of the sky and the pouring rain began. Ran around and got dinner ready- Marcel did the dishes (what a sweet guy) and then I whipped up a batch of English Toffee to add to the cupcakes for Monday. I hope the customer loves them.

Right now- I’m thinking it’s going to be an early night tonight- This girl is tired!

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