Yesterday was pretty busy: gym in the morning to do this workout again (my 8:20AM class was canceled because our writing assignment was due today), 2 classes in the afternoon, and then I had to finish my writing assignment and do a lot of reading for today and tomorrow. Today I had an "intensive" class from 9:00 - 4:00. We normally meet on Wednesday evenings, but this weekend we're putting in a lot of time. The nice thing is that the class will be over before spring break (except for a paper that we'll have to write after that), but today was pretty long, and I have to be at school again tomorrow - yes, Saturday - from 8:00 - 1:00. I've got a busy weekend ahead of me so I used my Friday night to be productive.
I stopped by the gym for cardio, and I saw something quite interesting: an old man running barefoot on the track. What happened to no shoes, no shirt, no service? I'm pretty sure that should apply to a gym. Although people probably think I'm a nut, too, because I cannot seem to control my facial expressions while watching TV - first Ellen was cracking me up, then I was dopily smiling at the Property Brothers :)
After that, it was time to cross off some things on my to-do list:
|A fresh load of laundry.|
|Chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.|
|Red velvet cupcakes.|
|This is the first time I'm getting to use my carrying lid! Very exciting :) I mean really, though, how convenient is that??|
For the frosting, I trusted the very wise Pioneer Woman and made the recipe she recommended for red velvet cake instead of the traditional cream cheese frosting. I halved the recipe since I only had 12 cupcakes to frost, and I used almond milk instead of cow's milk. I'm kind of intimidated by homemade frosting (bad experience with my mom's birthday cake last year...) but I think this turned out pretty well, and it tastes delicious!
I'm taking these cupcakes with me tomorrow for a "Girls' Night Out" downtown and then a hotel sleepover! My good friend Courtney's birthday was in January, and our friend Nicci's birthday is today, so it's a joint celebration. Hopefully the cupcakes will go over well. And they'll be paired with some champagne, of course!
What do you have planned for the weekend?
Song of the Day:
"If I Had a Gun" by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Hope you like it!