1. My church has a bake sale this Saturday, and since rather enjoy baking, I decided to contribute a little somethin’ somethin’ to the bake sale. Well, “a little somethin’ somethin'” turned into “Let’s see how much of my Pinterest board I can get through,” and…
I *might* have gone a little overboard. But hey! It’s all for a good cause! And, not gonna lie, it was kind of cool for the ego to run 14 miles and then come home and bake four different recipes in the space of two hours. (Pictured from top to bottom: almond meltaway cookies [made with vanilla instead of almond so as to make them nut-allergy friendly], flourless peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, molasses bars, and no bake peanut butter marshmallow squares)
2. I’ve been taking the whole “you need lots of rest during marathon training!” thing pretty seriously lately, and MAN. Being in bed by 9:30 every night may make me feel kind of lame, but this consistently-being-rested stuff is amazing! I’m clocking close to nine hours of sleep per night right now and I am loving it. I should definitely make this a permanent life change post-marathon.
3. So, ’twas my birthday yesterday, but despite the fact that I had life to celebrate, I also had a LOT of work to do. Work brought me to Google at one point, and I was so surprised to see the Doodle for the day was birthday themed!
I clicked on it to see whose birthday Google was celebrating, and it turns out they were celebrating mine! Say what you will about privacy invasion, but I thought it was pretty cool that Google knew it was my birthday and customized my doodle accordingly.
I also discovered yesterday that the New York Times and I share a birthday, which, given my newspaper journalism history, was pretty exciting.
Have you ever baked for a bake sale? What’s your favorite thing to bake for that kind of occasion?
Ever had technology wish you a happy birthday? I’ve never seen this on Google before, so I think it might be newish?