Have you ever had a block of time that you wish would never have happened? When things just go down and make you feel yucky for a good amount of time? Yeah, well that time is now. Plus, this whole time is falling on my 13th wedding anniversary! It all started last week when I read the blog about the Mexican cookies. I really took it personally and it took me a few days to get the downer feeling off of me.
I was ready for that feeling to be gone and to make this New York Style Crumb Cake from Brown Eyed Baker for my husband for the morning of our anniversary when I literally went into the kitchen at 11:55pm the night before. The lights didn’t come on. Actually, the last two beams that hadn’t gone out completely flickered sadly and wouldn’t stay on. Five minutes later, exactly on our anniversary, my husband comes home from work and I give him a kiss and give him the news. No biggie right? Except for the fact that he wouldn’t watch Breaking Bad with me, it was a nice night and I knew that I probably wouldn’t make the crumb cake in the morning because it would be a Home Depot day. So the next day I buy a big box of fluorescents, right size and wattage and everything, and head home. Justin was eager to get the new lights in, then we flip the switch, and NOTHING happens! Are you kidding me! We still don’t know what is wrong, have no idea what to do, and we would rather not call an electrician because, well, we have three kids to feed. So after realizing then that my anniversary was going to suck (we weren’t going to celebrate that day anyway and homeowner issues really ruin the mood), the next thing I thought about was my blog. I know my blog doesn’t have the best pictures, but I also know that the best pictures that I can take don’t use the flash from my camera. Seeing as my kitchen is dark with a small window, I just went into a funk thinking that I couldn’t post anything.
You know what finally got me out of my funk? This cake! As soon as I was finished making it, even before I tasted it, I knew things would be alright. I knew I could just tell you why my pictures would be crappy for a couple of posts and just trust that you would give me a pass. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, everything will be fixed and not only will I have usable light in my kitchen but good light. Also, when my husband came home last night, he said, “Oooh, is that crumb cake?” That went a long way for me in reigniting the anniversary mood and seeing as we are supposed to celebrate today…fingers crossed!
GeekyLink for today is a Fringe reference. Seeing as I completely glossed over the season premiere of one of my favorite shows, I figure I owe it to them to give a shout out. This T-shirt just cracks me up My Two Dads! Also, for my money RedBubble has some of the best nerdy T-shirts out there in terms of variety. There are plenty more sites and I may reference them in the future but at least compared to a site like CafePress, RedBubble has more interesting Fringe and more overall Dr. Who shirts. As for the episode, if I don’t get more than one cumulative minute of Joshua Jackson in an entire episode, I am gonna freak out! Seth Gabel will do for now, I guess.