Friday, December 10, 2010

Red Velvet

That's what kind of cupcakes Kaia and I made today.  We need to get the recipe and results posted on Kaia's cupcakes.  We are delinquent on that blog lately and have two posts to get put up yet.

Kaia also helped motivate Mommy to work out this evening, I definitely was not feeling it.  But, we did 25 minutes on the elliptical, switching up the workout again.  Then I finished up with 100 crunches, 25 side crunches on each side, 25 reverse crunches and 10 pushups.  Tomorrow I doubt there will be any workout.

Because . . .

We're going shopping!  We probably have half of our gifts yet to buy.  Daddy's bought for, the sisters in law, one niece, brother in law, one part of the gift for each Grandma, my favorite cousin Cindy (she'll be spending the holiday with Kaia and I this year :).  But, there are still so many left to pick up!  Outlets, here we come!

Speaking of shopping and gifts, why must so many things cost so much?!  Todd and I would LOVE to get an espresso machine to make lattes from home but it seems like any latte machine worth buying is at/over 1,000!  And then, of course, someday I'd like to buy a treadmill too which is going to cost at least $1K for a good one.

Though, I do suppose, the best Christmas gift is priceless . . . if only Daddy could come home!



Sandra said...

Ugh...the guilt every time I read about someone working out.
Thank goodness I'm sick. It almost makes up for the fact that I have a handy-dandy excuse to not workout.
I'll have to check out Kaia's Cupcakes, I've always heard of red velvet cake, but never really knew what it was.

Anastasia said...

Agh. We haven't even started xmas shopping. sigh.

Kat said...

Lady, I hope your shopping turned out!

I know that when we got a treadmill (once I decided that instead of going to the gym I'd rather do Yoga Videos on-demand and run in the basement in peace) we looked all over Craigslist because people are CONSTANTLY getting rid of theirs. We ended up finding one that was a 2006, and had only been used for a month because the guy got into a ski accident shortly thereafter and never touched it again. It was in immaculate condition and we paid $350 for it. I do probably ~30 miles/wk on it, so it was definitely worth it.

Long story short, you should see if that would be a workable situation for either of those things because I kind of feel like the same might be true of people who register for an espresso machine and then never use it!

Good luck!

Liz said...

that's really what latte machines cost!?!? whoa! that deserves a serious cost-benefit analysis; this might be the one time starbucks is a cheaper alternative!

Ameena said...

Can you believe I have never had a red velvet cupcake? Yes, I am deprived.

I can't wait to hear how your shopping expedition went today! I also saw the most amazing espresso machine at Williams-Sonoma but it is WAY out of my price range. But I totally agree - the best gifts in life are absolutely free.

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