November 15, 2008

my progress so far...

here's my weekend progress for my "to dos vs. do-able" list...
  • fold laundry - DONE! laundry folded Thursday night... put away today :)
  • wash sheets - DONE! albeit today...
  • make 5-minute fudge (yummm!) for couples meeting on Friday night - DONE! granted it took two tries... and we're still not sure what happened to the first batch, but it wound up like a very crumbly brownie mixture... which is now the bottom crust of a pumpkin cheesecake which i made today. we have yet to try it... more on that later :)
  • blog once more (which means... tomorrow :)) hmm... anyone interested in a 5-minute fudge recipe? - well... i'm blogging now, aren't i? :)
  • check off my work to-do list (that's a whole other story in & of itself... yikes!) - mostly done :) not quite everything was accomplished... but enough that i felt confident about leaving work & going home without things falling apart between now & monday :)
  • have fun with friends tomorrow night and RELAX! - DONE! had fun... played lots of games... and reconnected with my favorite little guy -- a 17-month-old boy :)
  • sleep in - DONE! :) yay for a lazy morning.
  • figure out what is going in the extended family's Christmas bags this year... - nope... not yet... but i have ideas! one includes the fudge... recipe below :)
  • work on Christmas presents - taking a break from doing that right now... it's been a long afternoon but i've gotten a lot accomplished!
  • buy fabric for another Christmas present & start formulating how i will pull it off... (while working with irreplaceable items... scary thought!) - not yet... that's a project for tomorrow... as is the Santana Row & TSO concert.
  • explore Santana Row in San Jose before attending the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert Sunday night (yayyyyyy!! :))

    well, i might not be accomplishing my "to-dos" on the days that i planned... but at least they're getting accomplished, right? :)

    things are going well, and i'm making significant progress on my Christmas projects, although I'm still thinking that there's no way they can all be accomplished in time -- but I'll keep trying! maybe they can be passed off as new years presents... or chinese new year... :)

    in the meantime, i've made 5-minute fudge... and there are precisely 5 pieces left. it was popular! :) need a quick dessert or treat for a holiday party? here's the recipe:

    5 oz. evaporated milk
    1 2/3 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
    1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Mix evaporated milk, sugar, & salt in saucepan.
    Heat to boiling, then cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly (seriously... constantly... or else it'll boil over within a few seconds)
    Remove from heat
    Add remaining ingredients, stirring to melt chocolate chips & marshmallows
    Enjoy... I know we have! :)

  • 2 comments:

    Zee said...

    Yay, you got lots of things done already...omg my list is so endless!!!!
    Thanks for visiting again. That fabric I got at Joann last year...I don't know if they still sell it.
    xo,

    InkWoes said...

    Thanks so much! The prospect of spending the holidays alone is getting scarier as the time looms closer, so I'm hoping this exchange (not only of packages but also of friendship) will make things easier. Anything you sent would be more than appreciated and I love the idea of being surprised :) (I also love crafty homemade things, especially things made of cloth).

    By the way, you look so young in the pictures you have in your blog!!