Does it get any better than seeing family and having a weekend?!?!


I spent Saturday morning cooking and baking. I did a green salad, deviled eggs and “nan cake”. My grandma used to make a cake that we all remember. I have been trying to recreate it. This time I was told that I got the topping pretty close, but I need to find a fluffier white cake. Finding a fluffy gf cake might be tough but I refuse to make cake I can’t eat!

Not much of the salad got eaten so it will become my lunches for the week and meant that I didn’t need to spend today in the kitchen.


My brother, sister in law and niece and nephew showed up early so we walked over for ice cream. The banana fudge walnut was just as good this time!

We then headed over to my other brother’s for dinner. It was a great night of food and visiting. It’s nice to have a family that gets along. Here is the best picture of the night.


Today I finally got back to exercising. This last week just didn’t go according to plan due to long work days and horrible air quality, but this morning I got out for 10km with Sarah and Dennis. I found my hip starting to hurt again at about 7km and I am wondering if I change my gait when I am running slower with Sarah? I will have to do some experimenting to find out.

I also got a workout in this afternoon. 44 minutes of weights. I did the three sets of 10 with increasing weight. I like doing this, but am tempted to go back to doing NourishMoveLove.


I had gotten really close to finishing my sweater yesterday, but ended up doing the bottom edge this afternoon. I hope this sweater ends up being as useful as I think it will be. The one problem with it, is that this Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Cotton is not colour fast:(

I am now starting on a test knit, but have done three searches and haven’t gotten gauge yet. I will have to go back to trying tomorrow night as right now I’m going to go crawl into bed with my book.

Have fun!


16 thoughts on “Family and Weekend

  1. Sorry to hear about the hip, sounds like you might be changing your gait in some way. Great work on your cake research. Do you have the recipe or are you trying to reverse-engineer it?

  2. sounds like a good day. I’m totally impressed that you are trying not only to recreate a cake, but also switch the recipe up to g/f, yes I can understand not wanting to bake something you can’t eat!

    I hope today goes smoothly for you and some of the first week of school pains are smoothed out

    1. It’s a fun challenge to try and figure out the recipe!
      I’m hoping today is smoother and more of my students show up so I can move forward on things

  3. A few years ago, my mom was trying to perfect a recipe she and her sister’s had while growing up. My grandma didn’t make it and no one has the recipe so she found one online and just made tweaks until everyone said it was perfect. The trial part is fun since you see what people remember from a dish they had years ago.

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