Boy, a whirlwind. A WHIRLWIND. When was the last time I relaxed? Breathed? Watched a bad movie? Sat and wrote heart-wrenching stuff to you? I do it all in pieces. I’m looking forward to doing more personal writing, but the personal storytelling has been coming out, little by little. I have a longterm relationship in my life that’s coming to a pause until April, while she travels, and she left me with a thoughtful card full of so much inspiration and hope, and life. Breath.
I’ve been playing a weird numbers game lately. It has to do with the number of things I have and the number of such things I want. It might sound silly, but it’s not. For example, I have one partner and that’s all the partner I can handle. I have only one working bathroom, and that’s one less than I feel comfortable with. I have three jobs and that’s one more than I feel like I’m good at doing at once. And I have two kids, and if I were to have a third on the sooner side, I’d have to give up some of the above. (although I wouldn’t give up the bathroom – I’d add one!) So much is swirling around me. It feels achy and panicky and also safe and warm. The other night, I kept Cassidy up until 4:00am because that was the time I had to tell him literally everything in my brain. I think he liked it. Sometimes everything feels too overwhelming, but it’s because it is.
It seems like a silly segue into Mini Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes, but they’re soft and pillowy and they’ll occupy your brain and your hands and maybe even your heart. Time. Time together. And time for yourself. Time with yourself. Just time.
Mini Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes
- 12 mini chocolate cupcakes
- white frosting
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray your mini cupcake pan with cooking spray.
Prepare the cake mix according to directions. Pour into the cupcake pan making sure not to overflow!
Bake for 10 minutes and then let cool.
Cut the end with the stem off the strawberry and place on top of the cupcake.
Use white frosting to pipe the brim of the hat at the base and then pipe a little more on top of the strawberry to complete the Santa hat.
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!