Day’?s Verse:
Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
Ecclesiastes 3:15

Spoke 'n' WheelLet’s just call Sunday Cookie Day and leave it at that. I mean, we did go to church, lounged around in the heat — I finished My Sister’s Keeper — and watched Lady in the Water. In the evening pre-movie, I also did two loads of laundry and sent Ian off to hunter-gather cookie fixin’s, and that’s where everything went down food-wise.

I personally feel that at least 50% of the enjoyment of cookie-making comes from sampling it along the way. This conviction is the reason I don’t really go in for store-bought cookies, although those tend to taste quite delicious; plus I enjoy making cookies twice the size they call for. Who wants a cookie that’s actually one rounded spoonful? I form each cookie ball by hand, so they’re about the size of my palm. At least a few of these palm-fuls are sure to be diverted for a taste-test as I QC my cookies, which leads to yesterday’s eating.

7:35 — Yogurt, jam, Grape Nuts
11:00 — 1/2 piece homemade banana bread
1:00 — String cheese, baked potato, apple
3:00 – 3:45 — 1/2 Hershey chocolate bar (6 pcs)
5:00 – 7:00 — Cookie dough bits and fixin’s
7:00 — Hummus, tortilla, sliced-up orange, chips
8:00 — Cookie (cooked!)

About Lady in the Water: It didn’t do as well as some of M. Night Shyamalan’s previous films, but I enjoyed this more than most of them. Maybe it’s my aversion to jumping out of my skin every few minutes, but I didn’t enjoy The Village that much, or Signs. Sixth Sense I do like, but only having seen it a couple of times and overcome the initial stomach-clenching fear that the movie can inspire. I liked the fairy-tale-ness of Lady in the Water, how it seemed more innocent somehow, and also how it featured more interesting and amusing characters than many movies. I also really enjoyed the scene where the book/film critic meets the scrunt.

Today hit about 85°, and I wore shorts and a T-shirt for the first time this year. Had a strong tailwind and booked it at about 20 miles an hour on my new bike most of the time — also hit my fastest yet (while paying attention), 31 miles an hour. Now, after almost a year of dogged, teeth-gritted, stubborn riding, I can understand why people do this for fun.

2 thoughts on “Sunday is for Cookies

  1. I would like to state that it is hovering around 65 degrees right now. I am not happy with this state of affairs.

  2. Well, after today (Tuesday) the rest of the week is predicted to be 50 and rainy, so you can console yourself that yesterday’s high temperature was just an anomaly.

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