Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WIP, Book Review, and Contests

Ever have one of those days where what you planned just smashes to the ground into a million tiny pieces and then it cuts you in the finger? Had that kind of my pyrex cake pan did bust and I did cut my finger. Good news is that there was NO cake batter in the glass pan, so therefore my son's birthday cake was NOT ruined. It is baking safely right now...well, safely may not be accurate as I tend to burn things if I'm engrossed into I need to make this quick.

1. My WIP is going. In fact the synopsis is due tomorrow for my class and I have it completed...well, I have it resting for the day and will look at it tomorrow and send it off afterwards. So, yeah, I'm feeling ready for a Cub Scout campout with a load of boys and their families this weekend.

2. I read "Kira Kira" by Cynthia Kadohata...if you are interested, click here to read my review on FITG blog. 

3.  And a contest. Just up, Erica has 200 followers and is holding a giveaway, so if you are interested in her fun gifts....especially if you like candy from the 80's...Go Pop Rocks!...then click here for all the details on how to win.

Ok, I need to go and check the interesting smell coming from the kitchen. Told you I can't write and bake at the same time...girl has to have her priorities. 

Oh, and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you all!  Here's a moon cake just for you!


Wendy Paine Miller said...

We had an interesting smell coming from our basement when I returned after being away for 4 days.

It probably wasn't as appealing as what you found. I found a dead mouse.
~ Wendy

Erica M. Chapman said...

Thanks for the shout out! Oh boy a whole weekend with cub scouts! Sounds like good research for your WIP!

Enjoy your week ;o)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

MaDonna, I definitely cannot write and bake either. I can't tell you how many pans of cookies I've burned because I can't hear the timer going off from my writing spot in my bedroom. LOL!

Hope the cake was yummy. Happy Birthday, Marcus!!


MaDonna Maurer said...

@Wendy...the smell was definitely better than THAT!

@Erica, you are WIP is around camping, so I'll be taking notes as I'm there...well, mental notes. =)

@Amy, it survived. I ran out of time to decorate it for today. He was ok with just going out to eat at a Mexican place here and waiting until tomorrow to have cake. Love that kid! And cookies, man oh man, those things don't bake long enough for me to even try to do both at the same time!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hate it when I break something glass...It's always so worrisome...Did I get it all up or are there little slivers left on the ground...

I hope the cake turned out well. :)

The photo of the moon cake is beautiful! I've never seen one before...Lovely!

MaDonna Maurer said...

Sharon...was totally worrying about that. I made the girls wear their shoes the rest of the day. But, the cake turned out ok. Let's just say, it's a good thing my dream is not to be a cake decorator. HA!

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