COVID19 Weekend

Day 85: At Least There Were Cupcakes

June 8, 2020

It is Monday.

It is a full-on Monday, too. I have a combo of patients + meetings from 7:50 AM – 6:30 PM. I had every intention of starting week #4 of 80DO but absolutely could not get out of bed at 5 this morning. Plus, I am still sore from Sat/Sun. Sat in particularly; I unearthed Josh’s 25 lb weights and used them (yes both of them!) for some of the exercises on Leg Day. Thankfully I am not injured but between that and chasing the kids around the house (and cleaning up the kitchen what seemed like 3834 times yesterday) I am just NOT. FEELING. IT.

SO: Monday rest day it is.

I feel behind on life management stuff (mostly because I never properly closed out my week last week). My email inboxes are full (the horror!). My planner’s weekly page is untouched. I did not order workbooks yet (love the look of the ones that reader Megan shared!). Hoping I can get in some catchup time between patients . . .

Cupcakes etc

Weekend accomplishments: I did finish choosing pix for my 2019 album AND we did make cupcakes (at Annabel’s request)! She helped with the main recipe, C joined in at icing time, and G was napping but woke up in time to put on the spinkles. I have to say they turned out quite well! Light and fluffy with totally decadent buttercream on top.

We used this recipe + her chocolate buttercream frosting. I was going to pipe it with a fancy tip to make them look professional BUT I put it in the refrigerator and didn’t let it warm up enough and it wouldn’t come out of the piping bags. Only after fighting with it (and making a total mess) did I realize that had I just waited it would have worked nicely.

Oh well. (Is this some kind of a sign about patience? I don’t think so. Mostly just an indication that I am not a very experienced baker).

Another Josh-call weekend in the books. It wasn’t fantastic on all counts but it wasn’t terrible either. I am already looking forward to our next weekend when we are both off (though I need to figure out a gift for Father’s Day STAT since our usual kid/mommy trip to shop isn’t going to happen this year. AGHGH!).

Deep breaths. One thing at a time.


  • Reply chelseamcatmath June 8, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Oh man, we really need gift ideas, too. Father’s Day is coming up *and* both my dad and DH have birthdays on June 24. Has Josh still been doing a lot of ukulele? Maybe a sing along book with ukulele tab for a movie that your kids are really into so he can play and they can sing?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 8, 2020 at 7:36 am

      He’s more into guitar these days but it’s a great idea!!

      • Reply omdg June 8, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        If you want guitar suggestions, I can ask my husband if you want. He’s been mildly obsessed for the past several years and now we own… three? Four?

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm

          Josh also has 3-4 and all kinds of “equipment” … it’s where his allowance goes! It would be hard to pick the right guitar related item other than a songbook of some kind

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm

          Didn’t realize they had that in common! That is joshs main hobby (and running).

          • omdg June 9, 2020 at 10:21 am

            Luca is very self conscious about his guitar playing because he thinks he plays terribly, and doesn’t “deserve” things like nicer guitars, amps, whatever else goes with this hobby. I’m just glad he enjoys it, and he really has gotten better since he started practicing more regularly.

  • Reply Shelly June 8, 2020 at 8:03 am

    We try to do more experiences the last few years than gifts. This is really based on years of struggling with gift ideas and the lasting effects of having bought golf sandals when we were first together as a surprise and two days before his birthday he went and bought a pair for himself. That story is still brought up as it is hard to figure out a great “surprise” gift. We will plan some good meals and relaxation time!

  • Reply Erica S June 8, 2020 at 9:24 am

    We also need gift Ideas! We’ve gotten into a habit of just buying what we want/need (thanks, Allowance!) so when it comes time for gifts we never have ideas for each other.

  • Reply Danielle June 8, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Since we can’t go out and enjoy restaurants these days, I ordered a bagels and lox spread from Russ & Daugher’s for Father’s Day. My husband loves going there for Sunday bagels. I used — they have a really cool selection of specialty dishes from famous restaurants all over the country. One idea!

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